Welcome to 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

Scripps Ranch Library-our very own Seed Library. (also Ocean Beach, Rolando, Rancho Penasquitos)
How it works- Take a Seed, Grow a Seed, Return a Seed
Non GMO, organic, heirloom varieties available.
https://www.sandiego.gov/sites/default/files/scripps-ranch-seed-library.pdf
https://www.sandiego.gov/sdplseedlibraries

Recycling info
https://www.sandiego.gov/environmental-services/miramar/greenery
https://www.sandiego.gov/environmental-services/recycling/residential/curbside/list
https://www.sandiego.gov/sites/default/files/what-goes-where.pdf
https://cleansd.org/
https://wastefreesd.org/
Styrofoam recycling-Click here for link
Local recycling business (many items are free to bring)- https://updategreen.com/

Info on using rainwater for irrigation
http://www.sightline.org/2015/01/07/a-green-light-for-using-rain-barrel-water-on-garden-edibles/
https://enviroincentives.com/rebatespilotprogram/
https://socalwatersmart.com/en/residential/rebates/available-rebates/rain-barrels-cisterns/
https://socalwatersmart.com/en/residential/#
Free WaterSmart Checkups-(619) 570-1999
https://www.watersmartsd.org/news/free-watersmart-checkups-offer-savings-0
Report water waste by calling: (619) 533-5271 or [email protected]

Scripps Ranch Rain Harvesters – NBC Article

Thinking about using weed cloth? New advice on an old idea.
While there are lots of great garden products on the market, some are questionable. Weed cloth is one of the questionable products. Is it good or bad? Is there any reason to use it? Mulch alone accomplishes the same thing. To learn more you should spend the money, click here.

Events-Due to Coronavirus our events are cancelled till further notice.

Ongoing Events

Carlsbad Desalination Plant
They invite you to visit the largest, most technically advanced and environmentally sound desalination plant in the western hemisphere! Tours are available at our Carlsbad plant on Tuesday mornings from 10 – 11:30 am. Tours fill quickly.
http://www.carlsbaddesal.com/visit.html

Pure Water Facility
North City Water Reclamation Plant, 4949 Eastgate Mall, 92121
For available dates: https://apps.sandiego.gov/ereg/purewatersd/courses.php?grp=public
Since June 2011, the City’s demonstration one-million-gallon-per-day Pure Water Facility has been open for free public tours. Participating in a tour is a great way to learn about the water purification process and get an up-close look at the cutting-edge technology used to clean recycled water to produce safe, high-quality drinking water.

Gardening Societies and Clubs
Scripps Mesa Garden Club-4th Tuesday of the month -6pm starting up in August 2021
Scripps Ranch Library
For more info- www.scrippsmesagardenclub.com
Email questions [email protected]
Here is a great website to check out many of the Clubs and Societies in San Diego:
http://www.sdfloral.org/calendar.htm

West Sycamore Events-on hold due to Covid

Monthly Energy & Safety Updates & More

Get energy safety tips, emergency checklists and information about community safety solutions at sdge.com/safety #espsdge

https://sustainablelandscapessd.org/wp-content/uploads/SLP-Guidelines-Book-updated-January-2018.pdf
http://ipm.ucanr.edu/index.html
https://landscapemakeover.watersmartsd.org/elearning/
https://www.cnpssd.org/

More tips

Greeting Card Reuse Program
Want to do something useful with your holiday cards and others?
St. Jude’s Ranch for Children recycles your used greeting cards and creates new holiday and all-occasion greeting cards. Recycled cards are sold to support our programs and services for abused, neglected and homeless children, young adults and families.
St Judes-cards 100 St. Jude’s St. Boulder City, NV 89005

To Send Cards: https://stjudesranch.org/recycled-card-program/

Buy Nothing Scripps Ranch:
Join this Facebook group, a “hyper-local gift economy”, 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. 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.

Creating a Sustainable Landscape (click to download)