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Reduce Your Use this Summer
Aug 25 2015
The biggest chunk of electrical consumption in the average U.S. home is devoted to heating and cooling systems at 43 percent. Even in the heat of summer, there are ways to cut down on your energy bill — not to mention limit your contribution to climate change. Here are tips from our partner, SDG&E on how to save energy and money...
Jessica Toth Answers 10 Questions
Jul 17 2015
Originally published in Del Mar Times Jessica Toth has been the executive director of Solana Center for Environmental Innovation for two years. Though always passionate about the environment, she took a circuitous route to get here, starting on Wall Street during the 1980s.
Zero Waste Plan Brings Economic, Environmental Benefits
Jul 9 2015
Originally published in The San Diego Union-Tribune On Monday, the San Diego City Council will review Environmental Services staff recommendations to adopt a Zero Waste Plan, establishing incremental waste goals in order to achieve zero waste by 2040. Around the world, cities are setting their sights on achieving zero waste futures. Zero...
Save Water this Summer with Compost!
Jun 29 2015
In these periods of drought, it is critical that we conserve water. A great way to tackle the water challenge is to incorporate compost into your summer garden and landscape. In addition to providing valuable nutrients, compost has been proven to increase soil's water retention capacity. Here are a few ways to incorporate compost into...
Beat the Heat with these Cool Summer Tips
Jun 18 2015
Have you noticed that the days are getting hotter? Summer is here and with it the highest energy usage months of the year. It's possible to reduce energy consumption during the sizzling summer months without sacrificing comfort. These energy saving tips and rebates from our partners, SDG&E will also keep your electric bill from ...
Encinitas takes Step to Prepare for Green Waste Recycling Mandate
Jun 4 2015
Originally published The Coast News Group With a historic green waste recycling mandate set to take effect in six months, Encinitas recently became one of the county’s first cities to take a public step towards preparing for it. Assembly Bill 1826, which Gov. Jerry Brown signed in September 2014 and goes into effect April 1, 2016,...
The Energy-Water Connection
May 15 2015
Many people don't realize the close connections between water and power resources. Energy and water are truly intertwined. Producing energy uses water and providing water to our cities uses energy. It takes a huge amount of electrical power to pump water to our thirsty cities, and when it gets there we burn natural gas to heat it.