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

2023 Electrification info-webinars and documents

New Organic Waste Recycling info starting soon
Curbside Organic Waste Recycling Guide
FREE Informational Green Bin Presentations

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.

Recycling info
Styrofoam recycling-Click here for link
Local recycling business (many items are free to bring)- https://updategreen.com/

Info on using rainwater for irrigation

Free WaterSmart Checkups-(
619) 570-1999

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.

Ongoing Events

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:

Stargazing with the SDAA is back!
3rd Fridays of the month
West Sycamore-east end of Stonebridge Pkwy.
Please park on the street and walk in. Practice social distancing on site.
They will also have hand sanitizers on site.

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.

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.

Monthly Energy & Safety Updates & More

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


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.