News & Updates
Volunteer Spotlight Spring 2017: John Sielaff
Apr 7 2017
John Sielaff discovered Solana Center when he happened upon our booth at the San Diego County Fair. He decided to sign up for emails, and ended up signing up for a Master Composter course, wanting to learn about composting and find out for himself whether or not his father’s composting skills had been up to par!
Aerated Static Piles Presentation
Mar 30 2017
Register Now Are you familiar with the basics of composting and are ready to take your knowledge to the next level? Come to our Aerated Static Piles presentation, with Peter Moon, president of O2Compost, on Saturday, April 9th! These solutions are appropriate for managing organic material generated by restaurants, cafeterias, schools,...
Eco Learning Lab
Mar 28 2017
Spring is coming, flowers are blooming, plants are growing, and so is our Eco Learning Lab! The Eco Learning Lab encompasses the new Composting Demo & Training Center as well as last year’s Eco Container. Located at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, our new facilities provide extensive education opportunities to expand the community’s...
Clean Energy Options for a Greener Home
Mar 8 2017
You don't have to be Irish to be green! Sustainability starts at home. Our partners at SDG&E have made switching to renewable energy and reducing energy use easy. Check out these great programs that can help you go green and save money in 2017. Support the environment and promote the growth of renewable energy in San Diego with no...
Discounted Rain Barrels Still Available
Feb 2 2017
The forecast calls for rain in the next few weeks, which is good news for San Diego! Solana Center and the County of San Diego Watershed Protection Program have partnered to provide discounted rain barrels to San Diego residents who want to take advantage of this bounty. These 50-gallon barrels are $90 each, and up to two rain barrels...
Winter 2017 Newsletter
Dec 26 2016
Update from our Executive Director: We're so grateful for the kind support we've received recently from sponsors, donors, and our wonderful volunteers. Special thanks to the County Board of Supervisors for awarding Solana Center a Neighborhood Reinvestment Program grant and to Las Patronas for funding a new vehicle for our education and...
Reduce Waste This Holiday Season
Dec 12 2016
The holidays are the perfect time to show you care...and the earth should be on your list too. It's a wonderful time of celebrations, decorations, gifts and travel. We also generate a lot of waste and increase our energy use during the holiday season. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the volume of household waste...
Making San Diego Schools More Eco-friendly
Dec 6 2016
Solana Center makes school lunch recycling a no-brainer. Thanks to SDG&E’s Environmental Champions funding, our educators recently worked with the staff and students at San Ysidro School District to reduce lunch waste and send less to the landfill. San Ysidro School District has 5,230 students in grades k-8 and a high percentage of...
Encinitas Passes Ban to be Foam Free
Dec 6 2016
We are proud to have contributed to the historic Styrofoam™ (Expanded Polystyrene foam) food container ban in Encinitas. The Encinitas City Council voted in favor of a ban on November 9th, 2016. Solana Center partnered with the Surfing Madonna Oceans Project to raise awareness and educate the community about the environmental impacts of ...