News & Updates
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...
Learn How to Drought-Proof Your Yard & Garden
Sep 15 2016
Learn how to turn your property into an eco-friendly, low-water oasis! Solana Center’s Green Living Workshop Series offers workshops on drought-tolerant landscape design, greywater and rainwater harvesting this fall. These workshops will show participants how to reduce their water use, save money on their water bill and be more water-...
Reduce Energy Use During Summer Peak Times
Aug 16 2016
According to a state report, there could be a need for greater than normal energy conservation across Southern California. Since the power grid is interconnected throughout the state, our partners at SDG&E may need to ask customers to help by reducing their energy use.
Education Key to Reducing Waste at Switchfoot Bro-Am
Jul 18 2016
Events can provide a powerful opportunity to educate the public about recycling and waste. During last year's Bro-Am on July 11, 2015, Solana Center, in partnership with the Rob Machado Foundation, with support from the City of Encinitas and Hurley, put together a Green Team of volunteers that resulted in the diversion of 83% of the...