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Welcome to the Sage Project

The Sage Project is a partnership between San Diego State University (SDSU) and a local government in the San Diego region. Students, through their course work, engage in meaningful real-world projects and contribute to pressing social needs in a community in SDSUโ€™s service area.

Students from across the University assist local governments with partner-directed projects that address their livability and sustainability goals.

SDSU students and faculty connect with high-priority, high-need community projects, thereby generating interest and fresh ideas that create momentum and provide real service to the community.

The Sage Project is part of the Educational Partnerships for Innovation in Communities (EPIC-N) Network, and is based on the highly successful and award winning Sustainable City Year Program at the University of Oregon. Like the project in Oregon, the Sage Project at SDSU engages hundreds of students each year who invest thousands of hours assisting communities in our region as they seek to build a more equitable and sustainable future.

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Save the date! City Government of Lemon Grove and I Love A Clean San Diego are collaborating July 22 to help #keeplemongrovebeautiful. Don't miss out! ... See MoreSee Less

Lemon Grove Recycling Cleanup

July 22, 2017, 8:00am - July 23, 2017, 12:30am

Join the City Government of Lemon Grove and ILACSD for a cleanup and a day of fun on Saturday, July 22nd from 8:00 AM-10:30 AM at Civic Center Park! Registration begins at 7:30 AM! This event is sponsored by the City of Lemon Grove to help inform community members on ways to recycle all kinds of materials they may not think can be recycled! Attendees will remove litter and debris from the park and surrounding neighborhood, then work with ILACSD staff to sort the recyclable materials from the trash, gaining knowledge and experience that they can use when looking at waste in their own lives. All volunteers are required to fill out a waiver form to participate and anyone under the age of 18 needs a parent or guardian signature. We encourage volunteers to bring their own reusable items such as โ€“water bottles, work gloves, and buckets to promote zero-waste practices! Find out more here: Get registered here:

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Our summer newsletter has arrived just in time for the season! โ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŽ‰ We recap events with City Government of Lemon Grove, A Reason To Survive (ARTS) and ICLEI World Secretariat. Hope you enjoy! ... See MoreSee Less

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Awesome opportunity to commit to #sustainability in San Diego! ... See MoreSee Less

Today is #WorldEnvironmentDay, and the City of San Diego invites local businesses to become members of the Green Business Network, which can help improve your operations by providing assistance in energy conservation, water and waste reduction, and recycling hazardous materials such as fluorescent bulbs, batteries and paint products. Let us help you save costs and improve San Diego's environment. #sdsustainability Learn more:

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Itโ€™s finally summer and weโ€™re celebrating a great year! โ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŽ‰ See what weโ€™ve been up to with our latest newsletter ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผโ€ฆ

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It takes extensive #education, #knowledge & #experience to protect the #LemonGrove community. @heartlandfireโ€ฆ

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This little read focuses on all of the ways CA is a role model for sustainability, including Coastal Cleanup Day!

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