News & Updates
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...
Support Global WORMing!
Nov 19 2016
Want to learn an environmentally-friendly way to turn your food waste into nutrient rich castings for your plants or garden beds? Join us on Saturday, December 3rd for a vermicomposting (composting with worms) workshop. We'll teach you all about how fun and easy it is to use Red Wriggler worms to compost your food waste. This is a great...
Don't get left in the dark!
Oct 24 2016
In addition to Halloween, did you know that October is Fire Prevention Month? Living in Southern California means living with fire, earthquakes and other potential emergencies. Emergencies can be downright scary! So carve out some time to create your Power Plan. Our partner, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) offers these safety...
Fall 2016 Newsletter
Oct 12 2016
Update from our Executive Director: We are witnessing a shift in thinking regarding disposal of resources. Increasingly, state legislation (learn about newly-passed AB1383) and local efforts (read about our school district-wide programs) are guiding us to a future of landfills free of recyclables, edibles, and compostables.
Leading School Districts Toward Zero Waste
Oct 5 2016
Solana Center volunteer with waste sorting station.[/caption] Solana Center educators have been back to school! Our education team is working with a number of school districts to address new state organics recycling laws and provide waste reduction and prevention education for students and staff. Solana Center applies a closed loop...
Adults with Special Needs Learn to Reduce Food Waste
Oct 2 2016
Oceanside, CA – By learning how to compost their kitchen waste, residents of TERI’s McNealy House, a residential home in Oceanside for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities, has reduced the amount of organic waste it sends to the landfill, and the resulting carbon emissions.
New Methane Reduction Law Promotes Organics Recycling
Sep 28 2016
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons By signing SB 1383, on September 19, 2016, Governor Brown places California, once again, at the forefront of environmental progress. Solana Center for Environmental Innovation is proud to have been among those that encouraged the Governor to sign this important legislation. The new law provides the...
Tools for Managing Energy Use
Sep 26 2016
Did you know that our partners, SDG&E have some great tools to help you with your energy conservation goals? Reducing our energy use is an easy way to live a more sustainable lifestyle -- to do more to conserve and protect our natural resources. Alerts You Can Receive Keep track of energy use and costs with email or text alerts from...