Go Green at Home with Energy Management Tools!
Mar 28 2016
Our partners at SDG&E offer a number of tools to help you manage energy use and costs. Reducing and managing energy use at home is one of the easiest ways to live more sustainably. Go green by taking advantage of tools such as: Get rid of the paper! SDG&E’s My Account is an easy & secure way to manage your energy account online and on your...
New Electric Vehicle Program and Rate Structure
Feb 22 2016
A new electric vehicle program and rate structure have been announced by SDG&E. Our partners at SDG&E want to keep San Diegans in the loop about important new developments. Pilot program authorizes 3,500 electric vehicle chargers at 350 sites San Diego Gas & Electric’s (SDG&E) Electric Vehicle Grid-Integration pilot project, received the “...
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...