Sustainable Scripps Ranch

A standing committee of the SRCA

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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

Sustainable Scripps Ranch (SSR) & Scripps Ranch Fire Safe Council Scripps Ranch Expo

Monthly ongoing events

Monthly Garden Share
Saturday, September 18th, 3:30-4:30pm
SRCA Community Center-11885 Cypress Canyon Rd. 92131

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, August 26th, Sunset
Friday, September 23rd, Sunset
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, sustainablesr@scrippsranch.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

West Sycamore Volunteer Crew-First Sundays of the Month
Will resume in October
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 amiller@mtrp.org

West Sycamore Guided Nature Walk-note new summer time
Sunday, August 14th, 5:00-6:30pm
Sunday, September 18th, 5:00-6:30pm

West Sycamore Staging Area-east end of Stonebridge Pkwy. 92131
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

Electric Vehicle Day
Saturday, September 17th-10am-3pm
Qualcomm Stadium
9449 Friars Rd 92108
Experience the excitement of driving electric. Already own an EV? Come put your car on display and talk to attendees about why you love driving electric. Kids will love driving mini-electric cars on the Safe City course. Electric Vehicle Day will also feature a test ride route for electric bicycles, vendors, fun activities for the kids, a DJ, and some great food trucks!
http://energycenter.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&ccse-menu=cvrp&id=2497

Four-Class WaterSmart Series: Note Classes fill quickly
The WaterSmart Landscape Makeover Program classes offer a great opportunity to create a garden that loves San Diego as much as you do. With instruction and coaching from industry professionals, this program will educate and empower you to develop actionable landscape makeover plans. Choose from the four-class series, the three-hour workshop, new Video On Demand series, events and resources and to sign up. http://landscapemakeover.watersmartsd.org

CA Friendly Landscaping Workshop
SDG&E Energy Innovation Center -4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. 92117
Tuesday, September 6th, 5:30-8:30pm
Tuesday, October 11th, 5:30-8:30pm
Pre-registration is required
www.watersmartsd.org/events/california-friendly-landscape-training-kearny-mesa-2

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.
www.greengardensgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/G3SDSustainableLandscapessm.pdf
All info is covered in these classes.

Monthly Energy & Safety Updates

  • Help conserve energy during the heat of the summer, earn bill credits, and find out about alerts by enrolling in Reduce Your Use Days! www.sdge.com/reduceuse #espsdge
  • Manage your energy use, schedule appointments, and more at SDGE’s My Account - www.sdge.com/myaccount #espsdge
  • SDG&E’s Energy Management Tools provide details about your home& energy use to build an energy-saving action plan that suitable for you and your home. https://youtu.be/aoberE17xV4 #espsdge

More tips
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!

Current News

Turf Removal Rebate Availability
Update: Funding for the City of San Diego's Grass Replacement and Micro-Irrigation rebate programs has been exhausted and applications are no longer being accepted. The City is, however, still accepting applications for rain barrel rebates. This program will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. http://www.sandiego.gov/water/conservation/rebates/rainbarrel.shtml

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 waterwaste@sandiego.gov

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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