The Sierra Service Project (SSP) is a Christian non-profit that does acts of service through home repair projects in their partner communities, promoting community service opportunities for various age groups. Their projects are usually done during the summer over the course of a week, and they host multiple service weeks throughout the summer session. For their upcoming summer program in 2022, SSP is partnered with three communities, including ones in Arizona, San Diego, CA, and Del Norte, CO.
This data allowed us to identify growth opportunities in which we hope to work with SSP again and use this information to come up with a five-year sustainability plan. In addition to the tracking documents, we also created infographics to help guide volunteers and staff when filling out the excel datasheets.
Our vision was that SSP will have a baseline for measuring their sustainable efforts which will help inform and create their 5-year plan. Our mission was to create a baseline with appropriate guidelines and resources that are informed by best practice research for SSP to use.
To achieve the above mission, our project team has identified 4 objectives:
We believe that SSP’s sustainable development goals fall under the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 12, “Responsible Consumption and Production”, as we have encouraged them in the focus areas to lower their trash, recyclables, food waste, and travel emissions. We have also created pamphlets to help them become more aware of the impact they make on the environment and be conscious of their transitions to more sustainable practices. By taking these sustainable actions SSP is making a smaller environmental footprint and is teaching students how they can create a more sustainable lifestyle.
Written by: Jady Kralovic, Kristina Campbell, Jenny Zhong, Kristen Keller