Compost. Sustainability. Zero waste.

Our Mission: The mission of South Bay Sustainable Communities Network is to build healthy and sustainable communities by encouraging them to create lasting change in their daily lives through education and community engagement in environmental conservation, neighborhood composting, and sustainable urban farming.

Our Vision: Our vision is to reduce our impact on our planet for a healthy, safe, and livable future.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

  • Margaret Mead

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Donations are tax-deductible and can also be mailed to P.O. Box 194 Chula Vista, CA 91912-0194.

Tax ID 85-2275153

We welcome any and all who are interested in sustainability to join our team of volunteers. Click the "volunteer application" button below to apply.

Beautify Chula Vista 2021:

A big thank you to all of the volunteers that came out to help us clean up our community! Without them we wouldn't have been able to remove 3,140 pounds of trash!

Beautify Chula Vista 2021 Presentation.mp4

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Local youths taking charge of their future at school!

Neighborhood Composting

Through master composters, we aim to teach the importance of sustainability, divert waste from local landfills with neighborhood composting, and provide zero waste education, resources, and supplies to local residents.

local Clean ups

We lead local cleanups in parks, refuges, the bay, and throughout neighborhoods as a community effort to keep our watershed clean.

Local Hikes

We lead local hikes throughout South San Diego to encourage both an active lifestyle and the enjoyment of the natural beauty that surrounds us.

community Workshops

Join us for one of our community workshops that include vermiculture 101 - worm compost bins, different types of succulent arramgements, and up-cycled garden art creations!

Community outreaches

Contact us for participation and volunteering, or if you would like us to participate as a vendor at your event!

Sustainable garden tours

Learn about local sustainble gardens through our guided tours!

Food rescue

These wonderful people have resuced over 2,500 pounds of edible food from going into the landfill!

Covid-19 has created a plastic disaster! Single-use plastic bans that have been passed are not being enforced and it is taking a toll on the environment. Supporting restaurants with take home food options has brought on a surge of single-use plastic utensils, straws, bags, and condiment packages. Though useful when eating in a non-home environment, taking these items just to eat at home becomes unnecessary and wasteful! Let's be conscious of the environment and practice sustainability when placing take-out or delivery orders and not include these single-use plastics in our orders. Join us in our "Opt Out Takeout Plastics Campaign" to help reduce single-use plastics in our landfill and cut restaurant expenses by not having to provide these plastics!

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