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Community Series: Kickstart Your Summer with a Garden
Jun 1 2021
Wondering how to make the most of your San Diego Summer? We’ve got the answer… a garden! Growing your own food or making the switch to locally sourced foods have both health and environmental benefits. Fruits and vegetables begin to lose their nutritional value as soon as they are picked. In order to meet your nutritional needs, it is...
Community Series: How to Have a Sustainable Saturday in San Diego
May 18 2021
Everyday we make choices in our lives that affect the environment. From where we shop to what we buy, there’s a lot we can do to make the sustainable choice and reduce our environmental footprint. The key to understanding sustainability is to recognize that each action we take affects the world around us. By making sustainable living a...
3 Composting Myths Debunked
May 15 2021
Composting is a rewarding practice for so many reasons. It allows you to prevent waste by creating healthy soil, provides organic material to help store more water in the ground, and can even benefit your wallet by decreasing the need for frequent trash pickup. But we'll be the first to admit that getting started with composting can be...
Rotline: Is it possible to have too many worms in my vermicompost bin?
May 12 2021
Rotline Question: Is it possible to have too many worms in my vermicompost bin? Answer: Red wiggler worms are amazing in so many ways, and population management is one of them. So, the short answer to the question is “No, you can never have too many worms!”
Join the Kitchen Caddy Challenge!
Apr 30 2021
Throughout the month of May, we’re encouraging you to join the Kitchen Caddy Challenge! Why a Kitchen Caddy Challenge? For even a single day, setting aside the amount of organic food waste you produce in your kitchen into a portable caddy or bowl separate from the trash receptacle can be an eye-opening endeavor.
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.