Rotline Question: Shoo Fly, Don’t Bother Me!
Nov 16 2017
Question: I love my new Solana Center composting kitchen caddy, but I’ve recently noticed an intruder that’s even more excited about my kitchen caddy than I am: fruit flies! The flies swarm around my caddy, especially when I open it to add scraps to my caddy. I’m worried that they’re reproducing and will become a greater nuisance than they already are. Do...
New Energy Usage Charge Encourages Using Less
Oct 5 2017
Did you know 40% of the electricity used to power home electronics is consumed while they are turned off? If we all did just one thing to lower our energy use, what an impact that would make! As part of California’s continued efforts to encourage people to use less energy, a new State-mandated High Usage Charge (HUC) goes into effect November 1, 2017. This...
Volunteer Spotlight: Marie Struttmann
Sep 18 2017
Marie Struttmann became a certified Encinitas Master Composter in the Spring and has been a steady volunteer since the moment she registered! Marie Struttmann became a certified Encinitas Master Composter in the spring and has been a steady volunteer since the moment she registered! How did you find Solana Center and start volunteering with us? My first...
Getting Energy-saving Products and Rebates Just Got Easier
Aug 6 2017
Looking for an easy way to shop for energy-efficient products and even get some cash back from your new purchase? Our friends at SDG&E have enhanced their SDG&E Marketplace, the place to shop, compare prices and purchase energy-efficient products online. They've made shopping and finding rebates easier than ever. You can now: Create a private and...
Squiggling into Summer
Jun 23 2017
Our temperate San Diego weather is usually prefect for accommodating the red wrigglers used for vermi-composting. Their preference is for temperature ranges of 55 – 77° F, but they can tolerate temperatures above and below this range. Temperatures should be measured inside the bin since they can vary significantly from external measurements. As we...
Spring Energy Tips for Your Home
Apr 17 2017
The start of spring brings a fresh opportunity to find ways to save energy and money. With just a few simple things, you can improve the energy efficiency and comfort of your home as warmer temperatures arrive. Check out these no- and low-cost ways to help reduce your energy use this spring from our partners at SDG&E!
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 composting knowledge. Our...
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 upfront installation...
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 in the United States...