Academics & Involvement
Thanks for participating in Cal Maritime Earth Week (April 15-22) 2023!
The Sustainability Program strives to foster a culture of diverse, equitable and inclusive sustainability at CSU Maritime Academy (Cal Maritime). We actively engage cadets, staff, faculty, and community members through education, leadership development, institutional change and behavioral transformation. We build partnerships with students and community members to improve Cal Maritime's environmental performance, seeking to model the way for how large institutions can work collaboratively to solve some of the world's biggest environmental and social justice challenges.
Knocking on the 21st century door, our campus is committed to creating a more knowledgeable and sustainable community. Connecting Sustainability with the campus strategic goals of enhancing the cadet experience, emphasizing the academic/organizational/inclusive excellence through the Office of Community Engagement's partnerships and outreach. CSU Maritime Academy offers ten sustainability courses, eight of them at the focus-level, and two at the inclusive-level.
- Environmental Law
- Environmental Ethics
- Marine Biology
- Environmental Policies
- Ocean Environmental Management
- Citizens Environmental Sciences
- Polar Politics
- Ocean Politics
- Comparative Maritime Policies
- Energy Systems Design
- Energy Markets and Regulation
- REAP (Solar Power and Energy Storage) Program
- Natural Gas and Electricity Supply
- Low Carbon Fuel Standard Credit Monetization
- LED Lighting
- PAVE (Site and Vehicle Electrification) Program
- Utilities Cost and Expense Data Management
- Telecommunications and Internal Networking
In addition, the campus has an active Energy & Sustainability Committee consisting of faculty, staff, and cadets. Cadets are encouraged to take on energy, water, and other sustainability related projects for their class projects. Cadets and faculty take active role in campuses' Earth day, Arbor Day, Clean air day, e-waste day, collegiate competition teams, and other sustainability events.
Request a Sustainability Presentation
If you want to learn about our projects, brush up on zero waste, or collaborate with us, please invite! We'd love to speak to your class, group, or department meeting.
We have led sessions including:
- Zero Waste training
- Get started with bike commuting/walking
- Sustainable business
- Careers in sustainability
- Food sustainability
- Campus planning + sustainability overview
Cadet Living: improve physical maintenance and appearance with cleanliness-trash pickup, recycling campaign/peer leaders
environmental: recycling, gardens, campus decor
Increase cadet safety: campus decor with lighting walkways - residential drive, staff housing, Maritime Academy Drive; zero waste program, garden renovations
Work proactively to integrate sustainability into the core responsibilities and daily activities of faculty, cadets, and staff
Through the Campus Physical Master Plan. The Sustainability Program facilitates and manages Cal Maritime's Campus Sustainability Plan and supports the campus to refine, track, and implement goals and benchmarks.