Sustainability Overview

Welcome to the Zero Waste Challenge

Proactively encouraging awareness and participation

Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Pacific trash vortex

The largest accumulation of ocean plastic in the world, spanning waters from the West Coast of North America to Japan.

Join the largest cleanup in history

Cadets on the blender-bike, blending your own smoothie

Creating a more knowledgeable and sustainable community

Proactive participation

Ten sustainability courses: eight at the focus-level, and two at the inclusive-level

Energy, water, and sustainability-related projects

It all starts with you

Save Energy

It all starts with you

Be sure to shut off computers, projects, lights

Ways to conserve

Electric Van at Cal Maritime

Electric Vehicles (EV)

EV Charging Stations

Reducing environmental impact of transportation, both for commuters and vehicle fleet

Charging your electric vehicle

Rizal Aliga Coordinator for Sustainability at California State University Maritime Academy

Meet the Coordinator for Energy and Sustainability

Rizal "Riz" V. Aliga

Born/raised in Vallejo, Riz has been with Cal Maritime for two years, serving first under the Office of the President as Multimedia as well as Webmaster Specialist, and now as the Energy & Sustainability Coordinator for the Cal Maritime Corporation. Prior to Cal Maritime, Riz was a Vallejo high school teacher for three years and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Greater Vallejo Recreation District (GVRD). In 2021, Riz earned his Master of Management, Innovation, Sustainability, and Technology (MIST) through the Ernest & Gallo School of Engineering at UC Merced. 

Learn more about Coordinatorizz

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Climate change is real!

Establishing policies will enable the campus as a living lab for stewardship. Engaging with ASCMA, Facilities, Environmental Health & Safety, Risk Management, Academic Technology, Information Technology, Housing and Dining, Disability Services, and the Campus Master Strategic Plan

Cal Maritime Corporation collaborating with campus community