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.
"The Earth will not continue to offer its harvest, except with faithful stewardship. We cannot say we love the land and then take steps to destroy it for use by future generations."
- John Paul II
our 2022 Impact
16 neighborhoods came together to prevent 49,800 lbs of food scraps from going into the landfill!!
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Celebrate South Bay Sustainable Communities 2nd Anniversary by supporting our fundraising campaign which will help us continue to grow and create healthy and sustainable communities!
Help us reach our goal of $10,000!!
Donations are tax-deductible and can also be mailed to P.O. Box 194 Chula Vista, CA 91912-0194.
Tax ID 85-2275153
40+ volunteers have given 3,416 hours of their time!
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
67 people have volunteered 207 hours of their time to help clean up 1,700 lbs of trash plus over 20 tires were removed from Main St. 900 lbs of trash from the streets around City Hall were removed with the help of 49 other volunteers. Additionally 2,462 square feet of graffiti was panted over.
Local youths taking charge of their future at school!
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.
We lead local hikes throughout South San Diego to encourage both an active lifestyle and the enjoyment of the natural beauty that surrounds us.
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!
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!
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!