MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, Calif. --
MCAS Miramar leaders and the base’s energy conservation team view the lime bikes as a way to enrich energy conservation efforts and reduce the installation’s dependence on fossil fuels – also reducing its carbon footprint.
“In the Marine Corps, we have the common understanding that energy conservation is a force multiplier and that makes us better warfighters,” said Mick Wasco, installation energy manager for MCAS Miramar. “We have multiple projects ongoing and we will continue to do projects into the foreseeable future to help with energy conservation, renewable energy, and energy security.”
In addition to lime bikes MCAS MIRAMAR also utilizes solar energy, renewable energy via methane gas produced by the Miramar landfill, recycled water systems, electricity conservation programs, and a recycling center to continue progress toward its energy and environmental goals. These efforts also conserve the installation’s resources, both environmental and fiscal.
“Be smart about your energy and don’t waste it,” said Col. Jason Woodworth, commanding officer of MCAS Miramar. “Together we can reduce the amount of energy we use to help us be a more productive air station.”