The Student Sustainability Collective (SSC) functions as a student-managed subset of the Sustainability Resource Center (SRC). The SSC provides a space for the community to institutionalize sustainability at the university. The SSC emphasizes community, collaboration, and empowerment to foster a culture of responsibility and to ensure a sustainable future.  Understanding the intersection of environmental, social, political, and economic factors, the SSC strives for a multi-faceted approach to sustainability.

Student Sustainability Collective Vision

“We envision a socioeconomically just world made of clean and healthy environments sustained through individuals and communities equitably sharing resources, responsibilities, and power.”


“Our mission is to promote a comprehensive understanding of sustainability within the UCSD community while organizing and developing a network of collaborative efforts, in order to drive the implementation of sustainable practices and policies.”

What is Sustainability?

Sustainability is a state in which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony by “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”

Student Sustainability Collective, Cycle VI, 2014-2015