News & Updates
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...
Save Energy While You're Chillin' at Home
Jun 27 2016
Summer doesn’t have to mean higher energy bills! Not only does summertime bring changes to the weather, but soon, SDG&E customers will see a change in how they are billed for electricity. Last year, the California Public Utilities Commission approved a new electric rate structure statewide. For SDG&E customers, this will result...
Summer 2016 Newsletter
Jun 27 2016
Update from our Executive Director: This summer we are introducing our Less to Landfill program for organizations that generate food waste. Solana Center works with restaurants, grocery stores, and school central kitchens to identify areas to prevent and minimize food waste. The goal is to keep edible and compostable material out of...
Toward Zero Waste Events
Jun 20 2016
Events generate tons of food waste and single-use items that are sent to landfills. Zero waste events reduce the amount of harmful greenhouse gas released into the atmosphere by organic material when buried in a landfill. They are also a powerful way to change the public's perceptions about waste and make people more aware of their...