A standing committee of the SRCA
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."
Monthly Ongoing events
Monthly Garden Share
Saturday, November 19, 3-4pm
New in SR-Recycled Water Fill Station - 10137 Meanley Dr. 92131
Open Tuesdays (9am-1pm) & Saturdays (8am-2pm)
Residential Recycled Water Fill Station is a part of the City of San Diego's continuous efforts to provide programs and services that reduce inefficient water use. Recycled water is available to City of SD Public Utilities customers (must bring copy of your bill) for your personal use at your property. For more info & requirements: www.sandiego.gov/residential-recycled-water
Stargazing in Scripps Ranch - Rain or clouds cancel.
Friday, October 28th, 7:00pm
No Star Party in November due to Thanksgiving Holiday
West Sycamore Staging area-east end of Stonebridge Pkwy. 92131
The San Diego Astronomy Association, along with our own Scripps Ranch amateur astronomers, will help us view many of the amazing objects visible in our night sky, including planets, individual stars, clusters, nebula, and possibly even galaxies. Please, NO WHITE FLASHLIGHTS as they ruin our night-adapted vision. Red lens flashlights are fine. Please park on the street and walk in. If you plan to bring a telescope and have not yet contacted us, firstname.lastname@example.org and you’ll receive final setup details.
For updates, including event times and the go/no-go status for either date, check the San Diego Astronomy Association’s website, www.sdaa.org/calendar.htm and we will also try and update our SRCA Facebook/Twitter for cancellation of event.
West Sycamore Volunteer Crew-First Sundays of the Month
Sunday, November 6th - 8am
West Sycamore Staging Area-east end of Stonebridge Pkwy. 92131
Get your exercise for the day AND help improve your park at the same time, by lending a hand on our West Sycamore Volunteer Crew! (weather permitting), and work until 12 noon at the latest. Please bring work gloves and wear long pants and sturdy, closed-toe shoes. A hat, sunglasses and sunscreen are also recommended. Water, Gatorade and snacks are provided! For more information, contact Mission Trails Ranger Andrew Miller at email@example.com
West Sycamore Guided Nature Walk-Third Sundays of the Month (new location
Sunday, November 20th- 8am ~90 minutes
16281 Sycamore Canyon Road 92064
Join Mission Trails Ranger Andrew Miller at the for his monthly 90-minute guided nature walk, focused on the plant communities and animals commonly found at West Sycamore. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a hat and bottled water. Info at www.mtrp.org/events
Tours & Special Events
CA Friendly Landscaping Workshop
SDG&E Energy Innovation Center -4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. 92117
No events scheduled for November/December
For updates visit http://watersmartsd.org/upcoming-events
And a great video on how to create an Ocean Friendly Garden - https://vimeo.com/116217797
Note: only professional landscaping cloth is used in the bioswal. Paper and/or cardboard are used under the mulch to keep the weeds from coming up and to kill any remaining grass.
Check out the newly revived Sustainable Landscaping guide for everything you need to know.
All info is covered in these classes.
Solar for Homeowners
SDG&E Innovation Center- 4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. 92117
Tuesday, December 13th, 5:30-7:30pm
Check out www.energycenter.org for other Solar dates.
2016 Green Homes Tour:
Saturday, November 12th,-10:00am – 3:00pm.
This event is a self guided tour featuring a wide variety of Green homes throughout San Diego County. Register at http://usgbc-sd.org/event-2296833
Carlsbad Desalination Plant Tours are available but filling quickly-Check out the following http://carlsbaddesal.com/visit
Monthly Energy & Safety Updates
- Schedule a free in-home gas safety check at http://bit.ly/2cWRFvA #espsdge
- Learn how to plan for an emergency, go to: http://bit.ly/2deRnkp #espsdge
- Customers with a qualifying medical need can save money each month on their energy bill. Check out the Medical Baseline program at http://bit.ly/2bjHj4F #espsdge
- For 24/7 access to bill payment, locations, and outage maps, download SDG&E's free mobile app at http://bit.ly/2ciuY0D This even lets you calculate the cost of running your appliances. #espsdge
- Keep track of energy use and costs with email or text alerts from SDG&E - these alerts give you information about your account, bill, energy use, and more! It’s Easy to Setup at http://www.sdge.com/energy-use-alerts #espsdge
- Use less energy during peak hours & save money. If most of your electricity use is before 11 a.m. or after 6 p.m., a Whenergy plan may help you save.
- Keep your energy bill on an even keel with SDG&E’s Level Pay Plan. It balances the highs and lows, making your energy bill more predictable. Adjustments are made quarterly. Learn more: http://www.sdge.com/customer-service/level-pay-plan #espsdge
Ideas for keeping your rain barrels mosquito-proof: http://www.countynewscenter.com/news/make-sure-your-rain-barrel-mosquito-proof
Here is a great ways to share with your neighbors:
Buy Nothing Scripps Ranch: Join this Facebook group, a “hyper-local gift economy” currently numbering almost 500 members, to give away your excess goodies to nearby neighbors. Their goals are to build sustainability by reusing our stuff, and to build community by connecting and sharing with our neighbors. This group is only open to Scripps Ranch residents. You’ll also get to enjoy special sharings such as “Wishful Wednesdays”, where members ask for what they want to own or borrow, even if it’s not a practical need. Go to www.buynothingproject.org to learn more about this worldwide set of gifting circles, then join the local Facebook group and start sharing!
Sustainable Landscape Incentives (October 2016) are now online and open to applicants. Click HERE for information about the SLP Program.
The San Diego Sustainable Landscapes Program is offering $1.75 per square foot for qualified applicants who replace water-intensive turf grass with landscaping that provides several environmental benefits. Eligible projects must include rainwater capture and detention, soil enhancements, climate-appropriate plants, water-efficient irrigation methods and are subject to site inspections.
Current updates about our water issues- click on the links below.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Innovations Academy Charter School
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