The San Diego KOA Goes Green with a Quarter-Million Dollar Solar Power Project
San Diego – This month The San Diego KOA, owned by Kampgrounds Enterprises, Inc., installed a solar power system that now produces 15% of the park’s energy. The solar panel system placed on the 3000 sq ft roof of the park maintenance building has a carbon offset of 4,000,000 lbs of CO2 over the next 30 years, which is the equivalent of taking 16 cars off the road or planting 36 acres of trees.
The commitment to green operations is a core-value of Kampgrounds Enterprises, Inc. As a third generation family business, the Bell family is dedicated to responsible community involvement in their long-time home of Chula Vista.
“Protecting our environment goes hand-in-hand with Outdoor Hospitality. We want our guests at The San Diego KOA to feel good about their resort camping experience and know that as they enjoy being outdoors, they are also making an eco-friendly choice,” said, Clint Bell, GM of the San Diego KOA.
Other eco-friendly commitments at the 42-acre, 270 site resort campground include chemical-free/scent-free cleaning supplies used in Deluxe Cabins, Camping Cabins and throughout the park, an onsite tree nursery and organic vegetable garden and multi-faceted recycling programs with 100% of recycling proceeds donated to Care Camps, a non-profit group providing summer camp opportunities to children with Cancer.