Model School Waste Diversion Program in 4S Ranch
Feb 16 2016
4S RANCH, CALIFORNIA – Solana Center for Environmental Innovation partnered with Monterey Ridge Elementary School to expand their gardening program by introducing vermicomposting (composting with worms) and lunch time waste sorting. The program, which we implemented August 2015 –December 2015, made a significant impact on the school’s sustainability...
Holiday Gifts That Keep on Giving
Dec 24 2015
The holidays can be tough for those with limited incomes. Offer a helping hand by giving gifts that save money. Here are some gifts that keep more cash in your giftee's wallet. Consider giving of your time or your skills. Arrange a time to get outdoors, enjoy nature and create memories. Make hand made or edible gifts for those you care about. Here are...
Using Bokashi to Achieve Zero Waste
Dec 10 2015
Solana Center is spearheading the use of the Bokashi composting method to divert food waste generated by public events. On September 12th, Solana Center partnered with the San Diego Botanic Garden and the City of Encinitas to divert waste generated at the Garden Gala, the Garden's annual fundraising event. Public events leave behind large amounts of trash...
Is Your Home Ready for the Holidays?
Nov 25 2015
Cooler temps and holiday gatherings means it’s a good time to make sure that your gas appliances are working properly. Good maintenance protects your loved ones from exposure to carbon monoxide and fire hazards. Maintaining and repairing appliances is also good for our environment.
Start Harvesting Rainwater!
Nov 13 2015
Despite being in a severe drought, Californians let billions of gallons of fresh water go down the drain every year. One of the biggest misconceptions is that it doesn’t rain in Southern California. The average annual rainfall in San Diego County is approximately 9.9 inches per year on the coast and in excess of 40 inches per year in the inland mountains...
What's Your Power Plan?
Oct 19 2015
In California, emergencies come in many forms -- wild fires, earthquakes and storms or school or work emergencies. That’s why we need to be prepared for emergencies at any time and on any scale by having an emergency plan. Emergencies can require or cause disruption to gas and electric service. Our partners at SDG&E encourage you to remain POWERful...
Energy Info at Your Fingertips
Sep 21 2015
Did you know that our partner, SDG&E has a free mobile app that offers anytime, anywhere access to bill payment, assistance programs, outage maps, payment locations and even a calculator to find out what appliances cost to run. Check out the following features. Pay on the go or apply for assistance With mobile bill pay you can review your bills,...
New Waste Diversion Record Set at 2015 Switchfoot Bro-Am
Sep 2 2015
[caption id="attachment_1360" align="aligncenter" width="2000"] Photo by Nathan Minatta/Skeptic Productions[/caption] Four metric tons of greenhouse gases were avoided due to Green Team recycling efforts at the 11th annual Switchfoot Bro-Am and Rob Machado Bro Junior on July 11th. Solana Center for Environmental Innovation in partnership with the Rob...