The team at Cabrillo Isle Marina, located at 1450 Harbor Island Drive, has embraced the Port of San Diego's Green Business Challenge.
The marina's office manager, Shanta Chevli, has been helping to push the marina to be more environmentally sensitive for years. She shared her experience by writing this guest blog:
Cabrillo Isle Marina is thoroughly enjoying the Green Business Challenge. It has been a great way for us to meet other environmentally-concerned individuals around San Diego Bay. Having our logo and picture on the Green Business Challenge website and the Challenge Participant plaque on our bulletin board has been a great way to get visibility for the marina. We also have put an entry in the Cabrillo Chronicle (our tenant newsletter) letting our boaters know how Cabrillo is committed to the environment.
In addition to being the first Clean Marina in California, we are also one of only three Shark Free Marinas in California. (Registered 'Shark-Free' marinas participate in a voluntary program under which they agree to prohibit sharks from being harvested at their facility.)
Another unique way we are becoming more sustainable is by encouraging our tenants to use alternate forms of transportation such as biking, electric cars, and the use of electric golf carts for the commute to the marina.
We are also very proud of our recycling program. We have bins at the end of each dock for recyclables which is not only good for the environment but provides money for our pizza fund. We have an extensive recycling program for oil, oily rags, and other items to be sure they are disposed of properly. While we have to pay for the pickup and disposal of these items it's a great benefit to our boaters not having to dispose of these things by themselves. We also take used batteries from boaters and sell them to a battery recycling company.
To learn more about Cabrillo Isle Marina, visit their website at www.cabrilloisle.com or call them at (619) 297-6222.