Support Solana Center!

Help us in our mission to empower students and adults through education and action to become environmental stewards in their communities! We've been here for 30 years, providing you with free education presentations, composting workshops, and encouraging the community to change the way they think about their environment. Please show us your support and donate today!

Upcoming Events

Saturday December 10th, 2016 Rain Barrel Pick Up (Pre-orders only) at multiple locations throughout San Diego County
Sunday January 8th, 2017 Master Composter Course - Encinitas (save the date for Jan-Feb!) at San Diego Botanic Garden
Saturday February 4th, 2017 Free Composting Workshop - San Diego County at Water Conservation Garden
Sunday February 19th, 2017 Master Composter Course - Unincorporated County of San Diego - 5 Week Course at Water Conservation Garden

In the News

In the News

Order discounted rain barrels now! Only $15 (after $75 rebate) for a limited time! Don't miss out! Rebate will be reduced to $35 on January 1, 2017.

We've partnered with the Urban Corps of San Diego County to provide Electronics Waste Recycling. Drop off your e-waste items at Solana Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 AM to 4 PM or by apppointment. Here's a list of items we accept.

Who We Are

Solana Center  reaches more than 10,000 San Diego County residents each year  through its environmental education and community outreach programs.  We educate approximately 4,500 San Diego County students each year and provide more than 600 compost and worm bins annually. Each year we add capacity and infrastructure to divert 1.3 million pound of organic waste from landfills.

For 30 years, Solana Center has worked at the grass roots level to encourage the community to change the way they think about their environment.  We promote the sustainable management of resources through education, and hope that people will begin to rethink the products they use and how we can reduce our impact on the planet.

Volunteer Opportunities

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 8:00am - 2:00pm
America Recycles Day EnviroFair at Maie Ellis Elementary
at Maie Ellis Elementary
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 7:00am - 3:30pm
Rain Barrel Prep and Distribute in Encinitas
at San Diego Botanic Garden
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 8:00am - 1:00pm
Rain Barrel Prep and Distribute in Escondido
at Rincon del Diablo Municipal Water District
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