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The Sustainable Systems Research Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit based in Santa Cruz, California, whose ultimate goal is to provide education, research, and advocacy to help sustain our planet for present and future generations. SSRF’s goal is taking on wicked problems in the community commons, developing and providing education, research, and advocacy to help sustain our planet for present and future generations. The organization focuses on the development of sustainability-related curricula and their delivery; public policy analysis; hands-on community-based research and green enterprise; and public advocacy and outreach, through collaboration with educational, public, and community partners.
SSRF was founded in 2015 by Ronnie D. Lipschutz, Kevin W. Bell and Thomas Rettenwender. SSRF’s primary goal is to become the "go-to" place for information about sustainability-related problems and solutions. We seek the enhancement of regional environmental quality and sustainability through collaborative policy research and project development by way of our four programmatic areas: education; research; public policy, and project incubation.