The Santa Cruz Hub for Sustainable Living
Off-Site Hub Projects
Some of the projects within the Hub network exist off-site. They include:
Below we've listed brief descriptions, links, and contact info for each one. Each is fiscally sponsored unless noted otherwise.
The California Field School takes young people on bike tours through places that have been pivotal in California history. By connecting with California’s diverse communities and landscapes, and exploring social and environmental justice issues past and present, participants will gain an unparalleled understanding of their place within the story of California - and the leadership skills and confidence to write the next chapter of that story on their own.
Coastal Rail Santa Cruz advocates development of rail transit integrated with a mixed-use trail along the Santa Cruz Branch Line. Providing for pedestrians, bicycles, and passenger rail, our vision is consistent with the master plan for the Monterey Bay Scenic Sanctuary Trail. Healthy communities support walking, biking, and public transit. Rail service extends the bike trip or walk, and reduces the need for cars.
We are a diverse group of local people who are highly concerned about current and future climate change. Santa Cruz Climate Action Network (SCCAN) seeks to address the current Climate Change Emergency, recognizing that failure to act quickly will have devastating effects on future generations of humans and other life forms.
Santa Cruz Community Orchard is a volunteer initiative that develops public fruit orchards in Santa Cruz, spreading the skills of sustainable urban agriculture and land stewardship while providing free access to ripe and nutritious produce. These highly participatory cultivated spaces invite people to reconnect to their food, nourish healthy bodies and healthy dialogue, and engage in our local economy of soil, sun, surf, fog, and future-forward ideas.
The Santa Cruz Welcoming Network was formed in 2019 by local residents, many from faith-based congregations. Their mission is to provide comfort and support for people who seek asylum and refuge. Our volunteers connect personally and accompany them as they navigate challenges such as: immigration court, shelter, health care, and work. We find resources that support their goals and healing from trauma. We are committed to the truth that every human being is worthy of a safe place to live and thrive.