News & Updates
Announcing our Rain Barrel Pick Up Events - Fall 2020!
Sep 24 2020
Prepare for rainy seaon ahead! In partnership with the County of San Diego, Solana Center is offering discounted rain barrels to encourage harvesting of rainwater. By using a rain barrel, homeowners and businesses in San Diego can reduce pollution from runoff, conserve water and save money on their water bill. Don't miss this opportunity...
Fall 2020 Newsletter
Sep 17 2020
Dear Solana Center Community, I hope you and your loved ones are continuing to stay healthy and find joy as we move into the fall season. As our daily routines continue to evolve, we remain hopeful for a strong future based in environmental stewardship in San Diego County and beyond.
4 Ocean-Friendly Garden Tips to Protect our Waterways
Sep 16 2020
Many San Diego residents are concerned about keeping our waterways clean. In fact, surveys conducted across San Diego County show that more than 50% of residents believe that pollution of our creeks, lakes, and beaches, directly affects them and their families. Yet in many urban areas, water runoff is the #1 source of ocean pollution.
Traditional Composting, Vermicomposting, and Bokashi: What’s the Difference?
Sep 8 2020
Through our educational outreach, Solana Center strives to present our community with a range of options for diverting their food waste and creating healthy soil through composting. But sometimes, when presented with many choices, we can be left wondering, "What’s the right method for me?" In this article, we’ll explore some common...
From the Rotline: What is an In-Ground Worm Bin?
Sep 8 2020
Question: What is an in-ground worm bin, and how can I use it? Answer: An in-ground worm bin is an alternative to multi-layer worm bins that sit above ground level. Though an in-ground bin can be made from various materials, a simple and cost-effective bin can be made with a 5-gallon bucket; view DIY instructions here.
Food Cycle Participant Spotlight: Nicole & Mike of Sustainability Saturday
Sep 3 2020
Solana Center is proud to bring the Food Cycle program to our community. The program makes it possible for community members to divert organic materials from the landfill without having to compost it on their own. Participants simply collect their food scraps and organic materials and bring them to the Center for processing on-site to...
Sustainability in the Great Outdoors
Sep 3 2020
Summer time and holiday weekends are commonly filled with camping trips and outdoor adventures. As more of us venture into the great outdoors, it is important to pause to make sure you are being aware and considerate to your impact on these beautiful places. Check out a few of our favorite tips and camping-hacks to make sure your next...
Food Waste Prevention Webinar for Commercial Kitchens
Aug 3 2020
Join us in partnership with the City of Carlsbad-Sustainable Materials Management Division for a free webinar specifically for Carlsbad restaurant owners, managers, chefs and cooks discussing strategies to reduce waste, save money & get ahead of state regulations impacting your business.
#PlasticFreeJuly - Choose to Refuse!
Jul 24 2020
It is no secret how much we rely on plastic in our lives. You can hardly go a few minutes without seeing plastic in some form and now more than ever articles or news stories covering the negative impacts on our environment are prevalent. To most of us, it makes us sad, and mad. And many of us are doing something about it! From trying to...