News & Updates
Solana Center, County Team Up to Offer Discounted Rain Barrels
Mar 22 2018
Solana Center for Environmental Innovation and the County of San Diego have teamed up to offer discounted rain barrels to encourage rainwater harvesting. Don't miss this opportunity to pay $55 per rain barrel (after rebate) on up to 2 rain barrels per household. By using rain barrels, San Diegans will conserve water, reduce runoff...
Volunteer Spotlight - Jill Giraud
Mar 7 2018
Solana Center volunteer, Jill Giraud shares how she got involved with Solana Center and why she generously donates her time. How did you find Solana Center and why do you volunteer with us? I have been on Solana Center’s mailing list for years, and have bought composters and rain barrels here. I read about all the advertised compost...
Composting Key to Regenerative Agriculture
Mar 6 2018
There’s a lot of buzz about regenerative agriculture, particularly its ability to capture carbon in soil and in aboveground biomass, as well as for the many benefits it offers farmers, consumers and local environments. According to regenerative agriculture, the answer lies beneath our feet. Soil loss is a global problem and growing...
Give the Grid a Break & Save Some Green!
Jan 15 2018
To support the statewide commitment to reliable and sustainable energy, new time of use pricing plans are being introduced to residential customers over the next few years. These plans are based on how much and when you use energy, and offer you more choices on how to better manage and control your energy costs. How do these plans work?
What's Your New Year's Resolution?
Dec 21 2017
Make the world a better place in the New Year! There are plenty of ways you can use Solana Center's resources to help make the world a better place. Our workshops may help provide you with some inspiration: Traditional Composting Vermicomposting (compost with worms!) Composting using Bokashi Fermentation Manure Management Green Living (...
New High Usage Charge Rolled Out
Dec 20 2017
Did you know that a state-mandated High Usage Charge went into effect on November 1, 2017? This charge applies to electricity use that is more than four times the amount of Baseline Allowance. Our partner, SDG&E has provided important information about these changes. Dig in and understand your options! How Much Is It? The High...
How Do Compost Tumblers Work?
Nov 24 2017
Tumblers are composting bins that are manually flipped, spun, rolled or crank-turned for aeration, depending on the style. These bins do not require turning with a pitchfork or auger, instead, the entire compost bin is turned for aeration. There are several variations on this theme. Below is a spinning tumbler that is subsidized by the...