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Massachusetts Maritime Academy - Sustainability Environmental Health and Safety - Sustainability

Wind and solar energy at MMA
MMA signed the American College and University President's Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) in September 2007. Pursuant to this commitment, MMA completed a greenhouse gas inventory, a Climate Action Plan, participates in Recyclmania, generates electricity from renewable sources, and has implemented efficiency measures for water and energy consumption.

In 2006, MMA began generating electricity from a 660kW wind turbine. This was not the first step in sustainability, but a prominent statement in the academy's commitment to a greener future. 

MMA's sustainability program includes the installation of renewable energy systems including solar photovoltaic systems, combined heat and power microturbines, a vertical-axis wind generator, and geothermal, green cleaning and purchasing programs, comprehensive recycling, research into alternative energy processes including biofuel and hydrokinetics, and energy and water efficiency measures.

MMA is also developing and implementing academic courses into its degree programs to enhance the education of cadets and prepare them for a future that will include sustainability in their chosen vocations.

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