Sustainable Scripps Ranch

 

A standing committee of the SRCA
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ssrlogo   Welcome to the SSR

Our mission is "to create more sustainable lifestyles and community through education, advocacy, and application of sustainable practices such as energy, water, and environmental conservation."

Read how SSR's Vision and Strategic Plan support our mission. The Strategic Plan incorporates key elements of conservation – water, air quality, energy, habitat, waste, and recycling.
Click here to download our vision statement.

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Upcoming Events

Explore San Diego via Bus and Trolley
Saturday, September 12th, 2015 10:00am -3:00pm (time approx.)
Learn to ride the bus and trolley to downtown, around the central area, and back
This free tour includes guided stops in Little Italy, East Village/new Central Library. To join, contact Lynn Owens This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , text 619 592 1818, or call 858 566 7717. You'll get parking info, a detailed itinerary, "packing list", and detailed guidance on where and how to ride the bus and trolley. The tour is free, plus $5-$7 for your all-day bus/trolley pass.

Garden Share
Sunday, September 13th 2015 4:00-5:00pm
SRCA Community Center -11885 Cypress Canyon Road, San Diego, CA 92131

Free West Sycamore Guided Nature Walk
Sunday, September 20th 2015 8:00 am
Join Ranger Andrew Miller at the West Sycamore Staging Area (very east end of Stonebridge Parkway) for a 90 minute guided nature walk. He will focus on the plant communities and animals commonly found at West Sycamore. Please wear comfortable shoes, a hat and bring bottled water. Check out Mission Trail webpage for more information on the ongoing Sunday walks.

California Friendly Landscape Training
SDG&E Energy Innovation Center
4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92117
Tuesday, September 15th 2015 5:30 pm -8:30pm
SDG&E Registration Help Desk (800) 644-6133
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Poway Community Library
Saturday, September 26th 2015 9:30am -12:30pm
13137 Poway Rd ., Poway, CA 92064
Poway Library (858) 513-2900
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For other classes and events - http://www.watersmartsd.org/upcoming-events

SDG&E energy updates
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Looking for other ways to keep cooling costs down?
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View one-minute videos for quick tips on home cooling, weatherization and more
Help your bill take a dip by using our no-cost Water and Energy Saving Kit
Request an in-home energy survey #espsdge

California Native Plant Society Symposium/Plant sale Cost- $35
Saturday, September 19th 2015 7:00am-3:00pm
Scripps Institution of Oceanography -8625 Kennel Way, San Diego, CA 92037
http://gardennative.org/symposium/

Scripps Mesa Garden Club Meeting
Tuesday, September 22nd 2015 5:45pm
Scripps Ranch Library Community Room- 10301 Scripps Lake Dr, 92131
Bill Tall from City Farmers will be this month's speaker.

Carroll Canyon (Pomerado Rd) Chaparral Walk
Saturday, September 26th 2015 8:00am
Meet at Fairbrook, a few hundred feet from Pomerado
Join Lee Gordon, California Native Plant Society Member, for a tour of native plants that grow in our neighborhood. This year's summer rain has them looking good so you can see how they might look with little irrigation in your garden.
We will mostly walk a trail, but also through weeds and bushwhack a bit.
Wear long pants, a hat, hiking shoes, and water.
Lee studies native plant propagation and habitat restoration. He will bring cherry and lemonade berry seeds and instructions for growing natives from seed.
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Wildfire Preparedness Forum
Saturday, September 26th 2015 9:00am-3:00pm
Marshall Middle School- 9700 Avenue of Nations, San Diego, CA 92131
They will have Representatives from Fire and Police as well as City State and County for a panel discussion. Vendors can help with information and products for fire safe projects around your home

 

Current News

Turf Removal Rebate Availability
As of July 9, 2015, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California's SoCal Water$mart Turf Removal Program has stopped taking rebate applications because funding has been exhausted. A waitlist has been created if funds become available in the fall. To join the list, submit a completed application to SoCal Water$mart and agree to the terms and conditions online. Applications will be processed from the waitlist on a first-come, first-served basis. Applicants on the waitlist who are approved for a rebate reservation will receive an email in November. Please note that in order to be considered for a rebate, applicants must not start projects until receiving an email confirming their projects have been approved. Submittal of an application does not guarantee approval or payment. For questions, contact SoCal Water$mart's at 1-888-376-3314.

Current updates about our water issues- click on the links below.
County- www.sdcwa.org/water-authority-recommends-regional-water-use-reduction-strategies
City- www.sandiego.gov/water/conservation/drought/prohibitions.shtml

Free Residental water survey- by a water-conservation Pro to look for leaks, evaluate irrigation, check toilets and faucets to suggest water saving opportunities- 619) 570-1999 www.sandiego.gov/water/pdf/conservation/reswatersurvey.pdf
Report water waste by calling: (619) 533-5271 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Creating a Sustainable Landscape (click to download)

Organizations we work with:
San Diego Gas & Electric (Contributing Partner)
Center for Sustainable Energy
San Diego County Water Authority
City of San Diego Water Conservation Department & Pure Water
San Diego Metropolitan Transit System
San Diego Environmental Services
San Diego Sustainable Living Institute
Think Blue
Innovations Academy Charter School

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