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.

Volunteers Needed!
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Upcoming Events

November SSR Lecture

Harvesting Rainwater and Greywater
Wednesday, November 11th 2015 6:30-8:00pm
SRCA Community Center- 11885 Cypress Canyon Rd 92131
Reducing water use is the most cost-effective way for Southern California to create more water resources for our increasing population. 75% of our residential water use is outside. Brook Sarson of H2Ome ,, will discuss ways to decrease outdoor water needs by reusing your gently used laundry and shower water in the garden. She will cover costs, materials, resources, and options for a variety of different setups including yours! She will also dispel a common myth: "What's the point of a rainwater tank when it never rains here?" And best of all rebates are still available.

Monthly ongoing events

California Friendly Landscape Training
Tuesday, November 3rd 2015 5:30pm-8:30pm
SDG&E Energy Innovation Center 4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd San Diego, CA 92117
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Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Click here to register*.
For other classes and events -

Garden Share
Sunday, November 8th 2015 3:30-4:30pm
SRCA Community Center- 11885 Cypress Canyon Rd 92131

West Sycamore Volunteer Crew
Sunday, November 1st 2015 8:00am
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! Crews meet at 8:00 a.m. on the 1st Sunday of each month (weather permitting) at the West Sycamore Staging Area (West end of Stonebridge Parkway), 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 on sunny days. Water, Gatorade and snacks are provided! For more information, contact Mission Trails Ranger Andrew Miller at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

West Sycamore Guided Nature Walk-Free
Sunday, November 15th 2015 8:00am
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.

Tours & Special Events

Tour of the SDGE Energy Innovation Center (co-sponsored by SRCA 50+)
Wednesday, November 11th 2015 1:00-2:00pm
4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92117
View the latest in energy and environmental technologies, in one of just ten buildings in the world to achieve double LEED Platinum® certification. Gain ideas, knowledge, and inspiration to improve your own home. Check out to get a flavor of what's in store for you, then RSVP (required) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Let us know if you'd like to carpool.

Monthly Energy & Safety Updates

Emergencies can happen at any time and on any scale.
Here's some helpful advice from SDG&E:
Enroll in SDGE's outage notifications & energy use alerts. #ESPSDGE

Before you POWER up those gas appliances schedule your FREE SDG&E gas safety check! #ESPSDGE

SDG&E Medical Baseline program is not only a bill discount for those with medical devices or conditions that require extra energy use, but ensures that SDG&E contacts you about power outages so you can plan accordingly. Help connect someone you know to this program! #ESPSDGE

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.

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
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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