In 2007, a group of students created the Social and Environmental Sustainability Committee to foster discussions between different environmentally-focused organizations that address the many facets of sustainability. One year later, the students drafted the first proposal for the Sustainability Resource Center (SRC) and submitted it to administration.

These same students pitched the idea of a referendum to fund sustainability-minded projects on UCSD's campus (such as The Green Initiative Fund and the Student Sustainability Collective) that passed in January of 2009.

In November of 2009, the SRC opened its doors to UCSD's community with its inaugural group of SSC directors in place.

Thanks to our founders: June Reyes, Michelle Kizner, Fran Avendano, Jessica Wall, Chris Westling, Rishi Gosh and Yuki Murakami.

Seven Categories

The SSC emphasizes community, collaboration, and empowerment to foster a culture of responsibility and to ensure a sustainable future. Understanding the intersections of environmental, social, political, & economic factors, the SSC strives for a multi-faceted approach to sustainability.

We are founded on the idea of incorporating these seven different categories or concepts into our work: water, corporate accountability, transportation and urban development, energy and waste, civil and human rights, food, and public health. Although our cycle structure has shifted and will likely continue to change to fit the growing needs of the collective, we aim to address all seven of these issues in some manner throughout the year; whether that is through policy work or educational outreach.