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...
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 children from low-...
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 Styrofoam™ on our...
San Diegans Save $$$ and Water with Discounted Rain Barrels
Dec 5 2016
Solana Center teamed up with the San Diego County Water Authority to encourage San Diegans to save water this winter – and take advantage of a regional $75 rebate that will be reduced on January 1 with a special discount on rain barrels. Residents can order 50-gallon rain barrels available through the Solana Center for $90 each (discounted from $149)....
Bright Ideas for the Holidays
Nov 27 2016
Now that Daylight Savings Time has ended, lighting your home earlier in the evening can increase your energy use and cost. Plan ahead to make the holiday season brighter, safer, and more affordable. Deck the Halls with LEDs Did you know that one of the easiest ways to lower your electricity use is to switch to energy-efficient lighting like LEDs? Here are...
Support Global WORMing!
Nov 19 2016
Want to learn an environmentally-friendly way to turn your food waste into nutrient rich castings for your plants or garden beds? Join us on Saturday, December 3rd for a vermicomposting (composting with worms) workshop. We'll teach you all about how fun and easy it is to use Red Wriggler worms to compost your food waste. This is a great workshop for the...