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.

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 Digs Dirt-New Compost Site getting started in SR.
Our newest compost hub is a haven for permaculture practices and building community.
We're building a network that teaches how to grow food, live healthy, share resources and build community. For more info contact Suha at [email protected] or to sign up at www.dropoff.food2soil.net
The program is in partnership with Sarah Boltwala-Mesina Executive Director Inika Small Earth Inc.- Food2Soil

Scripps Ranch Library-our very own Seed Library.
How it works- Take a Seed, Grow a Seed, Return a Seed
Non GMO, organic, heirloom varieties available. Find the catalog/info opposite the book drop.
Still to come- related programs and workshops.

Scripps Ranch Digs Dirt- Compost Site getting in SR.
We're building a network that teaches how to grow food, live healthy, share resources and build community. For more info contact Suha at [email protected] or to sign up at www.dropoff.food2soil.net The program is in partnership with Sarah Boltwala-Mesina Executive Director Inika Small Earth Inc.- Food2Soil

New Recycling measure for City Residents
Did you know you, that as of July 1st city residents can now recycle styrofoam food/drink containers? Check out the link below to learn more. And since 2014, the city has allowed residents to recycle polystyrene packaging material used in shipping.

Click here for link

Rebates still available for Rain barrels
http://www.watersmartsd.org/programs/rain-barrel-rebates?utm_source=WaterSource+October+18%2C+2017&utm_campaign=WaterSource+October+18%2C+2017&utm_medium=email
And info on using rainwater for irrigation
http://www.sightline.org/2015/01/07/a-green-light-for-using-rain-barrel-water-on-garden-edibles/

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.

Recycling
Electronics, video & audio tapes, cables, floppy and zip discs, cameras, ink cartridges and more- check out Update Green (www.updategreen.com) -7887 Dunbrook Rd. 92126. Find other place to recycle at http://www.wastefreesd.org/
Please check what items can go in your recycle bins. For more info: https://www.sandiego.gov/sites/default/files/what-goes-where.pdf


Events

Due to Coronavirus our events are cancelled till further notice.


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

 

West Sycamore Events
All events unless noted at: West Sycamore Staging Area-East end of Stonebridge Pkwy. 92131

Due to Coronavirus our events are cancelled till further notice.

 

Monthly Energy & Safety Updates

Favorable financing for energy saving projects
To improve your home’s energy efficiency but cash flow is a problem, the Residential Energy Efficiency Loan (REEL) program may be able to help. Participating lenders offer loans with favorable rates Examples include: heating, ventilating and air-conditioning, water heaters, insulation, and ducts; sealing air leaks, duct sealing, appliances, pool pumps, smart thermostats; windows, and LEDs. GoGreenFinancing.com/residential.

• Rebates still available for outdoor projects like turf removal and rain barrel installations.
http://socalwatersmart.com/en/residential/rebates/available-rebates/available-rebates-overview/

• Create or Update your Personal Disaster Plan with a newer version. Info at Readysandiego.org

• Did you know you can schedule a free gas furnace and appliance check with SDG&E?. Learn more on sdge.com/gascheck

• Sign up for power outage notifications: Go to sdge.com/MyAccount. Click on the “Alerts and Subscriptions” tab. Select “Outage Notifications” from the drop-down menu. Choose how you want to stay informed, e.g. email, text and/or phone. #safetytips4U #sdge

• Help create a Vision for Public Transit – go to ElevateSD2020.com

• Want to be more ecofriendly-check out these two San Diego Companies trying to make a difference. https://shopwithgoodintent.com/ and https://www.earthwellrefill.com/

• Call 811 before you dig to have underground utilities marked-https://www.sdge.com/more-information/safety/gas-safety/dial-811-you-dig #energytips4U #sdge

Free WaterSmart Checkups
https://www.watersmartsd.org/news/free-watersmart-checkups-offer-savings-0

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/

More tips

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:
Year-round, they accept used all-occasion greeting cards. Please review the following tips before sending in your cards.

  • Only the card front can be used (please check to be sure the backside of the front of the card is clear of any handwriting, etc.)
  • We cannot accept Hallmark, Disney, or American Greeting cards
  • 5″ x 7″ size or smaller is preferred
  • To mail large quantities in the least expensive way, use a USPS (United States Post Office) Flat Rate Box (available at your local Post Office), which holds up to 70 pounds.


Here is a great ways to share with your neighbors:

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.

Current News

Scripps Ranch Rain Harvesters - NBC Article

Sustainable Landscape Info/Videos and more Click HERE.

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 [email protected]

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

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