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.

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!

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.

South Bay Sustainable Communities Network received the Sustainability Champion Award for 2021 under the Organization Category. Two of our volunteers, Kevin Marshall and Serena Ingram also received awards in the Youth Category.

These awards are designed to recognize those helping to achieve clean air, water, and land within the city of Chula Vista. They're given annually to help celebrate local environmental champions and inspire others to keep Chula Vista clean for future generations.

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

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

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1 year anniversary!

South Bay Sustainable Communities has successfully diverted just under 24,000 pounds of food scraps from our landfills!! Yes, you read the right, 24,000 pounds! Everyone who has come together to donate their food scraps has helped us achieve this amazing goal! Just think what we can achieve in another year!

Coastal Clean-up Flyer 2021.pdf

Coastal clean up day

RSVP if you would like to join us on September 18th to help make our area a cleaner place!

Food Rescue Thank YOU.pdf

Food rescue

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

Opt out takeout plastics logo.pdf

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!

April/May pdf