Student Groups and Local Organizations

Student Groups

Emergent Strategy Club

adrienne maree’s book Emergent Strategy lays forth a beautiful complex systems approach toward relationships and movements. What can we learn from ants, ferns, fungi about resilience, adaptation, and pace? How can we practice our values at all scales? This club is non-hierarchal space for exploring and practicing these principles together.

Scripps Gardening Club

The Scripps Gardening Club is a student-led club, with collaboration from college students, faculty, and staff, dedicated to providing a space for students to learn, appreciate, and participate in organic gardening and composting.

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Scripps Scrapps

Scripps Scrapps is a waste reduction/reuse program in which dorm goods are collected at the end of each school year and resold at the start of the fall semester.

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Scripps Chapter of the Food Recovery Network (FRN)

Scripps’ FRN works to redistribute resources and support marginalized communities through food recovery and food justice.

Scripps Ocean Initative Club

The club welcomes students with any level of interest in the ocean and aims to raise awareness about ocean conservation among members and across Scripps campus.

Scripps Associated Students (SAS)

The SAS Sustainability Chair serves as a liaison between the student body and the administration, faculty, and the Board of Trustees of Scripps College.


Unaffiliated Local Environmental Justice Organizations

Huerta del Valle, Ontario, Jurupa Valley

“Our mission is to cultivate an organization of community members to grow our own organic crops. Through growing our food we work toward sustainable community empowerment an health: create meaningful work, building lasting skills and developing strong relationships within the region. Growing change in the Inland Valley.”

United Voices of Pomona for EJ, Pomona

“United Voices of Pomona for Environmental Justice empowers the community to produce healthy food and reduce waste; holds officials accountable; and educates about farming, nutrition, composting and advocacy for environmental justice.” Follow them on Facebook.

Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice (CCAEJ), Jurupa Valley

“The mission of the Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice is to bring people together to improve our social and natural environment. We do this by developing indigenous leadership, community organizing through strategic campaigns and building a base of community power.” 

Inland Community Organizing Network (ICON), Pomona

“We organize to form a community of trained leaders and institutions in relationship together for a shared public life where local communities control their own destinies.

The ICON builds power in four ways. First, we seek to build a self-sustaining, broad-based organizing effort of people’s institutions. Second, we intentionally build productive relationships with the leaders and people of those institutions. Third, we organize these institutions and their larger communities around the issues they have identified to act upon. Fourth, we train people how to negotiate and interact with those who hold official power, in order to bring about the change the people want to see.” Learn more

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