Sustainable Systems
Research Foundation

The Sustainable Systems Research Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit green think tank and project incubator in Santa Cruz, California. SSRF seeks to create a sustainable Central California Coast through local, participatory community development of sustainable energy generation, urban agriculture, backyard housing and compostable design and procurement . Our philosophy is that the best form of activism is that which benefits the community, is reproducible and scalable and easily adopted and adapted to other places. The links below will help you learn more about our work and projects below.

OUR PROJECTS

SUSTAINABLE & REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE

Learn about growing sustainable organic food on small local farms and gardens through regenerative agriculture.

THE FUTURE OF ELECTRICITY IN CALIFORNIA

Learn how solar + storage microgrids can bring power home and provide everyone with a basic income through solar electricity.

CLOSING THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

Explore how transforming product chains and product lifecycles can reduce can help create a circular economy.

SUSTAINABILITY NOW!

Listen to the radio show every other Sunday on KSQD 90.7 FM & KSQD.ORG

BRINGING THE GREEN ECONOMY TO LIFE

Learn how SSRF is working to create the Green Economy through education, internships and hands on activities

PUBLICATIONS, PAPERS & VIDEOS

Question, read, watch, learn, write

Get in touch! Keep in touch!

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