The UCSD Sustainability Solutions Institute turns knowledge and technology into solutions. Created by Chancellor Fox in January 2009, building o recent cross-campus initiatives and long-standing academic and research programs such as the UCSD Environment and Sustainability Initiative, SSI services to acquire resources and organize projects to address sustainability challenges. Through SSI, faculty, researchers, students and non-academic partners are tackling the complex questions that society is facing as we strive for economic progress while sustaining the natural systems on which we depend. We do this through collaborations across departments and partnerships that extend beyond campus, working at local, regional, and global scales. These papers are a collection of both ESI and SSI funded research documents.