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...
Reduce Your Use this Summer
Aug 25 2015
The biggest chunk of electrical consumption in the average U.S. home is devoted to heating and cooling systems at 43 percent. Even in the heat of summer, there are ways to cut down on your energy bill — not to mention limit your contribution to climate change. Here are tips from our partner, SDG&E on how to save energy and money while keeping your...
Save Water this Summer with Compost!
Jun 29 2015
In these periods of drought, it is critical that we conserve water. A great way to tackle the water challenge is to incorporate compost into your summer garden and landscape. In addition to providing valuable nutrients, compost has been proven to increase soil's water retention capacity. Here are a few ways to incorporate compost into your garden and...