News & Updates
3 reasons electric vehicles are the perfect choice for you | SDG&E Partner
Apr 7 2021
This article is written in partnership with our community partner, SDG&E. You might not realize it, but there are lots of reasons an electric vehicle (EV) could be the perfect fit for you. Whether you’re looking for the ideal road trip companion or just looking for something you can rely on day-to-day, there’s an EV that has just...
Mental Wellness And Gardening
Apr 5 2021
Written by Master Composter Volunteer Mary Purpura, MA, HTR If you garden and compost, you know there are many physical benefits. Digging, hand tilling and turning compost piles can all increase your heart rate, offering a boon to your cardiovascular system. Weeding and planting maintain and improve hand strength. All that time spent...
Earth Day is Everyday - Community Earth Month Celebration
Mar 25 2021
This April, we are looking forward to recognizing Earth Month and taking action as a community. We want to empower each of you to show and tell how you are contributing to a greener future today and every day by submitting a work of art, short letter or story, song, photo or other unique form of expression to inspire your fellow...
Spring & Summer Produce Storage Guide
Mar 10 2021
Eating seasonally is an important part of leading a sustainable lifestyle. Getting to know where your food comes from and opting to purchase locally where possible is a great way to decrease your carbon footprint, lift up local businesses in your community and allows you to align your diet with the seasons. Along with eating farm-fresh ...
How to Prevent Microfiber Pollution in Your Household
Mar 3 2021
Have you heard of the term 'microfibers'? These are tiny synthetic pieces of plastic yarn often shed by our clothing when in the washing machine. While they sound small, these microfibers have a big impact on our water ways and oceans, unfotunately often making their way to be ingested by marine life.
Spring 2021 Newsletter
Mar 1 2021
Dear Solana Center Community, Spring is on its way to breathe refreshing energy into this uncommonly warm winter. As we enter the blossoming season, now is a great time to start planning your spring garden – gathering your seeds, filling your rain barrels and preparing your compost. To help your sustainability journey, our team is...
San Diego County wastes 500,000 tons of food each year. Here’s a better solution.
Feb 18 2021
Originally published in San Diego Union-Tribune February 17th. Written by Jessica S. Toth, Solana Center Executive Director. Government and economics are coming into alignment on the need to address climate change. In the past few weeks, climate change mitigation was hot.
Carbon Farming for Climate Resilience
Feb 15 2021
Did you know that San Diego is fortunate to have more small farms than any other county in the nation? With the unique combination of urban and rural landscapes, San Diego was one of the first southern California regions to adopt the framework for carbon farming pioneered by the Marin Carbon Project. Carbon farming describes a variety...
Interview with Sarah Owens | Food Cycle Feature
Jan 19 2021
We connected with Encinitas-local cookbook author of Sourdough, Toast and Jam and Heirloom: Time Honored Techniques, Nourishing Traditions, and Modern Recipes. Sarah is a naturally-leavened baker, professional horticulturist, and culinary instructor who believes strongly in the power of baking to foster community and social change. She...