The Santa Cruz Hub for Sustainable Living is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Santa Cruz, CA, which supports skill-sharing, appropriate use of resources, and human-powered transportation. More a constellation of projects rather than a centralized organization, the Hub includes a number of fairly autonomous organizations. "The Hub" also refers to the community center we manage at 703 Pacific Ave, which includes some of our own projects, as well as some independent organizations renting space.
The Hub For Sustainable Living is a Santa Cruz resource center for Do-It-Yourself, human-scale technology and an advocate for livable, interconnected communities. Our projects provide access to space, resources, and educational opportunities through demonstration, outreach, and hands-on learning. Sustainable Living includes appropriate use of materials (salvage, reclamation, recycling), human-powered transportation (bicycles, skateboards, feet), and skill-building that empowers people to meet their needs in a self-sufficient and affordable manner using second-hand materials and local goods. We strive to create a diverse, safe, and inclusive environment, and we embrace collective organizing and consensus decision making. We seek to shape society around our shared values.
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