With state-mandated AB 341, Cabrillo is required to maintain a diversion rate of at least 75% by 2020. This means that 75% of our total waste is diverted away from our landfill and into more sustainable options such as composting, recycling, and reusing. Divert 75 is a way to make our community aware of our efforts to be sustainable.
Plastics to Fuel
Jim (Homer) Holm, Executive Director of Clean Oceans International, owns and operates a Plastics to Fuel
machine at Cabrillo. The goal of the Plastics to Fuel program is to provide a way to incentivize the cleanup of
plastics in the ocean, in order to sustain a clean and habitable ocean. Cabrillo and UCSC students and faculty
have been performing research and testing with the machine in order to fine tune the process of making
usable fuel from discarded plastics
Earth Day, which is every April 22, or Earth Week, celebrated the week of April 22, has been a long running annual celebration on the campus. Events are generally
planned by the student Sustainability Club which has, in recent years, been renamed Sustainability Council.
Events and displays during this week have included community groups, films, lectures, and activities aimed at
engaging the entire campus community.
We've been working hard to update and revamp our bins around campus to help you recycle better. We want to make the process as easy as possible because we know recycling is tough sometimes!