Welcome to SSRF!
“Developing sustainable solutions to wicked problems in the community commons“
The Sustainable Systems Research Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit green think tank based in Santa Cruz, California. SSRF seeks to address complex and wicked environmental and sustainability problems that confound communities, defy singular technical or social solutions and cannot be addressed successfully at a global scale. We design, develop and deploy local projects and programs to promote community development through “citizen science and engineering.” We bring together numerous stakeholders with competing interests, capacities and approaches. We develop and pursue projects that are local, replicable and scalable, based on best practices and insights drawn from successful projects. We believe that if a project or program can be implemented successfully at one site, it can be replicated in other places, with appropriate adjustments to local conditions.