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Staff Sustainability Network: Get Involved

Learn about ways you can get involved with the Staff Sustainability Network, a UC San Diego Staff Association.

Join our Community

Benefits of SSN membership

  • Participate in activities and events that promote sustainability awareness
  • Networking opportunities to meet people from the campus and community
  • Discover resources and organizations dedicated to sustainability issues

How to Join

Interested in joining the Staff Sustainability Network (SSN)? Complete the Interest & Membership Form (Google Form). There are no membership dues.

We welcome you to attend our meetings beforehand (or stop by the Sustainability Resource Center to introduce yourself — post-pandemic, of course).

SSN also has two subcommittees that may interest you:

  1. Events (Google Form)
  2. Transportation (Google Form)

Questions about membership?

Contact Membership Chair Cindy Perez.


Keep us posted

Want to share campus news, events or other sustainability resources with SSN members?
Contact Communications Chair Kate Jirik.

Share your ideas

Have a great idea for SSN? Submit it to our Idea Cloud.

Questions about SSN?

Email us at, or message us on Facebook. We'll respond as soon as we can.


We often need help with planning and organizing events, zero-waste education and outreach, community building, and communications.

We also list opportunities related to larger-scale campus events on Volunteer50.


We are a staff volunteer organization. Your contributions support our education programs, outreach activities, and the grants that we award. Make a one-time or monthly gift through UC San Diego; we appreciate donations of any amount!

Start a project

Each year, SSN awards small grants (up to $500) for on-campus sustainability outreach campaigns. The objective is to design an outreach campaign to educate and engage UC San Diego staff in the areas of:

  • Energy usage
  • Transportation
  • Waste reduction
  • Water and resource conservation
  • Climate protection
  • Green buildings
  • Food
  • Institutional operations
  • Community awareness
  • Environmentally preferable purchasing
  • Other (share your idea with us!)

More information will be shared on this website, in our e-newsletter, and through social media when applications are open.

Questions about funding? Email us.

Contact us:
Stay connected: Visit our Facebook page and subscribe to our newsletter.