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.”