News & Updates
Clean Energy Options for a Greener Home
Mar 8 2017
You don't have to be Irish to be green! Sustainability starts at home. Our partners at SDG&E have made switching to renewable energy and reducing energy use easy. Check out these great programs that can help you go green and save money in 2017. Support the environment and promote the growth of renewable energy in San Diego with no...
Volunteer Spotlight Winter 2016: Anne Peterson
Feb 22 2017
Anne Peterson has been a devoted Solana Center volunteer since graduating from the Carlsbad Master Composter course in 2013. Growing up in England, she learned to love the land at an early age because her family grew almost everything they ate and composted what they did not.
Discounted Rain Barrels Still Available
Feb 2 2017
The forecast calls for rain in the next few weeks, which is good news for San Diego! Solana Center and the County of San Diego Watershed Protection Program have partnered to provide discounted rain barrels to San Diego residents who want to take advantage of this bounty. These 50-gallon barrels are $90 each, and up to two rain barrels...
Winter 2017 Newsletter
Dec 26 2016
Update from our Executive Director We're so grateful for the kind support we've received recently from sponsors, donors, and our wonderful volunteers. Special thanks to the County Board of Supervisors for awarding Solana Center a Neighborhood Reinvestment Program grant and to Las Patronas for funding a new vehicle for our education and...
Reduce Waste This Holiday Season
Dec 12 2016
The holidays are the perfect time to show you care...and the earth should be on your list too. It's a wonderful time of celebrations, decorations, gifts and travel. We also generate a lot of waste and increase our energy use during the holiday season. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the volume of household waste...
Making San Diego Schools More Eco-friendly
Dec 6 2016
Solana Center makes school lunch recycling a no-brainer. Thanks to SDG&E’s Environmental Champions funding, our educators recently worked with the staff and students at San Ysidro School District to reduce lunch waste and send less to the landfill. San Ysidro School District has 5,230 students in grades k-8 and a high percentage of...
Encinitas Passes Ban to be Foam Free
Dec 6 2016
We are proud to have contributed to the historic Styrofoam™ (Expanded Polystyrene foam) food container ban in Encinitas. The Encinitas City Council voted in favor of a ban on November 9th, 2016. Solana Center partnered with the Surfing Madonna Oceans Project to raise awareness and educate the community about the environmental impacts of ...
San Diegans Save $$$ and Water with Discounted Rain Barrels
Dec 5 2016
Solana Center teamed up with the San Diego County Water Authority to encourage San Diegans to save water this winter – and take advantage of a regional $75 rebate that will be reduced on January 1 with a special discount on rain barrels.
Rainwater: Catch it Solana Beach
Dec 1 2016
The City of Solana Beach is encouraging residents to save water by teaming up with Solana Center for Environmental Innovation to offer discounted rain barrels. Recently, the San Diego region has received some much-needed rain. However, one week of rain doesn't make up for four years of historic drought. The discounted rain barrels are...
Bright Ideas for the Holidays
Nov 27 2016
Now that Daylight Savings Time has ended, lighting your home earlier in the evening can increase your energy use and cost. Plan ahead to make the holiday season brighter, safer, and more affordable. Deck the Halls with LEDs Did you know that one of the easiest ways to lower your electricity use is to switch to energy-efficient lighting...