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What is the Hub?

Started in 1994, The Santa Cruz Hub for Sustainable Living is a registered non-profit and community center based in Santa Cruz, CA. It includes a collaborative network of projects supporting skill-sharing, appropriate resource reuse of resources, and connecting creative communities.

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Mission Statement

The Hub is a community center at 703 Pacific Ave, which includes fiscally sponsored projects, as well as two independent worker co-ops that are a part of the Hub community center, but not fiscally sponsored by the Hub. The Hub also acts as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and sponsors a number of groups, both at the community center and elsewhere. 

Our projects provide access to space, resources, and educational opportunities through demonstration, outreach, and hands-on learning. 

Sustainable living includes appropriate use of materials, human-powered transportation, skill-building that empowers people to meet their needs in a self-sufficient and affordable manner, active solidarity with people facing coercive forces and the support and nurturance of creative culture, which includes art and shared expression. We seek to shape society around our shared values.

Land Acknowledgement

The Hub is in downtown Santa Cruz, CA, the ancestral territory of the Awaswas-speaking Uypi Tribe that was coercively taken from them by waves of colonizers. The Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, comprised of the descendants of indigenous people taken to missions Santa Cruz and San Juan Bautista during Spanish colonization of the Central Coast, is today working hard to restore traditional stewardship practices on these lands and heal from historical trauma.

Get Involved


Amah Mutsun Land Trust

Consider making a monthly donation to the Amah Mutsun Land Trust to support the tribe's Indigenous stewardship and cultural relearning work. You can also sign up for the Amah Mutsun Land Trust email list for more information and opportunities to get involved.

The Humunya Foundation

Contribute to The Humunya Foundation of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band. It was created to fund raise, facilitate Tribal cultural activities, and conduct outreach to the public. It is 501 (c) (3) Private Foundation under the Internal Revenue Code.  As such, donations made to the Humunya Foundation are tax deductible.

Protect Juristac

Check out to the campaign to Protect Juristac, an Amah Mutsun sacred site threatened by a proposed mining operation in Santa Clara county. Actions include:  Sign the petition to protect Juristac, an Amah Mutsun sacred site threatened by a proposed mining operation in Santa Clara county.

Hub History

The Hub's roots are in people working together to co create a more livable world, and was founded in 1994 at 2048 N. Pacific by people that were passionate about human powered transportation and community collaboration. Our original constellation of projects included: PedX, the Bike Church The Santa Cruz County Cycling Club, Bike To Work and People Power.

Want to read more about how the Hub moved to its current location?

The Santa Cruz Hub for Sustainable Transportation incorporated as a nonprofit in 2000, moving to Pacific Avenue from our previous location on Walnut Avenue in 2006. We changed our name to the Santa Cruz Hub for Sustainable living in 2017 to better reflect our evolving values and intentions. The Hub has been building and celebrating community for nearly 25 years!

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