car2go adds SDSU to home area providing cheap and clean transportation to MBAC

car2go has expanded its 36 mile home area to include several parking lots at SDSU providing a new cheap and clean transportation option for the campus community.  The ground-breaking car-sharing service, from the minds of the Daimler Innovation Group (think Mercedes -Benz), is an on-demand, pay only for the minutes you use, car rental model that may change the way you think about transportation. Read More

Marine trash collecting robot showcased at MBAC

San Diego, California News Station – KFMB Channel 8 – cbs8.com

The Rozalia Project was at MBAC this month showcasing it’s new trash hunting robot which helps to keep our bays and ocean clean.  The stop at MBAC was part of a nationwide tour to raise awareness and educate the public on keeping our waters clean.

Watch the robot search for trash on News 8

The robot found a few items around the dock area of MBAC, including a swim fin, and some kind of fisherman’s net, and had no problem bringing them to the surface for removal.  To learn more about the Rozalia Project or their mission to remove marine debris from the surface to the sea floor through action, technology, outreach and research visit thier website at www.rozaliaproject.org.

Mission Possible: Clean the Bay Day

San Diego Coastkeeper will be hosting a beach cleanup in Mission Bay on Saturday, October 27th, 2012 in partnership with SeaWorld Rescue and SeaWorld Cares.  The organizations are coordinating an on-the-water and shoreline cleanup of Mission Bay.

Mission Possible: Clean the Bay was developed to help protect the marine habitat and wildlife while encouraging people to get out and enjoy our water. We all know that it is important to our local businesses and tourism, supporting boating, swimming, and fishing activities year round. Our boating and paddling communities are some of the groups most impacted by the presence of marine debris, so they’d love your help. The event will start at 8:00 a.m from South Shores Park and run until 11am. Participants are encouraged to bring their own boats, kayaks or paddleboards to help with the effort on the water. For those not bringing watercraft, shoreline help is welcome, too! San Diego Coastkeeper will be providing all cleanup materials and SeaWorld has generously provided prizes for participants. Following the event from 11am-noon, they will tally the trash count, distribute prizes and have food for participants from Rubios! San Diego Coastkeeper is looking forward to a great day keeping our waterways and beaches clean and hope to see you out there! If you plan on attending, please RSVP to outreach@sdcoastkeeper.org or call 619-758-7743 x 131 for more information.

MBAC LEED certification helps remove invasive species from SDSU’s Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve

Santa Margarita River Fly-over from City of Temecula on Vimeo.

As part of the Associated Students MBAC LEED Existing Building: Operations and Maintenance certification we are removing invasive plant species at SDSU’s Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve north of Fallbrook.  This effort will help offset the land area occupied by the Mission Bay Aquatic Center. Read More