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Clean Water as a Human Right on Sustainability Now!

Radio Show #30, October 18, 2020. Did you know that Section 106.3 of the California Water Code states that “every human being has the right to safe, clean, affordable, and accessible water adequate for human consumption, cooking, and… Read More

Empowering Students Campaign

SSRF has launched our Empowering Students Fundraising Campaign. Your support will help fund paid internships for minority, low income and first generation students that have proven academic success in their universities. Learn more about our fundraising campaign below: Help… Read More

Bioplastic Experiment

Read about our Bioplastic Experiment conducted in collaboration with Hard Core Compost in Santa Cruz. For more information on Hard Core Compost Visit: www.compost.bike

As long as grass grows: The indigenous fight for environmental justice

Radio Show, #29, October 4, 2020. Host Ronnie Lipschutz and guest Dina Gilio-Whitaker talk about indigenous environmental justice, environmental philosophy and the restoration of balance between humans and nature. Gilio-Whitaker is a member of the Colville Confederated Tribes… Read More

Healthy Eating and Economic Justice in the Pajaro Valley.

Radio Show #28, September 20, 2020, Healthy Eating and Economic Justice in the Pajaro Valley. Host Ronnie Lipschutz welcomes his guests, Mireya Gomez-Contreras and Ana Rasmussen, codirectors of Esperanza Community Farms.  Esperanza Community Farms is a system-changing, sustainable… Read More


Read the latest article on the Waste Not Want Not initiative written By Lauren Schenck (Former GEOPAth Intern & Consulting Volunteer)

Read Our OpenIdeo “Beyond the bag” Earth to Earth Proposal

SSRF’S Team has submitted a proposal for “The Beyond The Bag Challenge” from Closed Loop Partners to help reinvent the single use plastic bag.  Read our “Earth to Earth” proposal  below:

Sustainability Now! September 6, 2020: Accessory Dwelling Units in Our Backyards

Show #27, September 6, 2020, Accessory Dwelling Units in Our Backyards: Host Ronnie Lipschutz and his guest, Santa Cruz architect Mark Primack, talk about how we might address the California housing crisis through construction of accessory dwelling units. … Read More

Sustainability & Politics after Annus Horriblis 2020, with Kim Stanley Robinson

Join Host Ronnie Lipschutz and his guest Kim Stanley Robinson, for a wide-ranging conversation about sustainability, politics, 2020 and after, and how we might prepare for the future. That’s Sunday, August 23, 5-6 PM, on KSQD, 90.7 FM… Read More

Sustainability Now! August 9, 2020: Climate Change, Public Health & Birth Impacts

Radio Show #25, August 9, 2020. Climate Change, Public Health & Birth Impacts, with Dr. Rupa Basu, Chief of the Air and Climate Epidemiology Section at California Office on Environmental Health Hazards in the California Environmental Protection Agency… Read More