Are you trying to reduce your energy and water cost while maintaining a nice garden and a comfortable home? Sustainable Scripps Ranch (SSR) can help you get there. As a committee of the Scripps Ranch Civic Association (SRCA), they provide education on creating a sustainable lifestyle.

SSR will host two events in September that will guide 92131 residents to an inexpensive, satisfying lifestyle.

The Solar for Homeowners Workshop on Sept. 17 at 6 p.m. will explain the fundamentals of solar electricity, how to apply for incentives and share valuable tips. Learn how to calculate energy use, size a solar system, and research and compare contractors.

On Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 92131 residents are welcome to attend the Activate Your Energy & Water Solutions Fair. Bring questions about energy, water, landscaping and remodeling directly to the SSR panel of experts. Learn from non-profits and commercial businesses how to put sustainability plans into action. Attendees include: CCSE, The City Water Conservation Department, SDG&E, Think Blue, Suncraft Solar, New Day Solar, Alternative Energy Application, Inc., Breceda Landscaping, Get Green Remodeling, Forterre and more. Looking to replace inefficient light bulbs with LED? Purchase an LED three-pack at the Fair for only $10 ($60 value). Presented by TechniArt, this Lighting Fair Program is administered by SDG&E.

Both events take place at the Scripps Ranch Civic Association Community Center. For more information visit