Dig It! Organic Garden Festival
Feb 26 2015
This looks like the perfect festival for garden lovers! Our friends at Jimbo's Naturally are hosting an Organic Garden Festival at their Escondido location. Check it out for farmer demonstrations, advice, tips and the chance to speak to the growers directly!
Troubleshooting Your Traditional Compost Bin: Master Composter Training Tips
Feb 25 2015
Compost is a very forgiving process. There are many "roads to Rome," and no two compost piles are alike. But sometimes things don't seem to be going exactly how you want them to. Here are some common compost concerns and how to handle them. Every composter begins with their own unique blend of compostable materials and expectations. Composting is a dynamic...
Let’s Talk Trash! The 5 R’s to Zero Waste
Feb 22 2015
The City of Oceanside is committed to waste diversion and recycling. Our goal is Zero Waste and we encourage and challenge everyone who lives, works, and visits Oceanside to embrace the Road to Zero Waste. Zero Waste is an achievable goal and to help everyone achieve this goal it is important to remember and follow the 5 R’s of sustainability: Reduce, Reuse...
Successful launch to Love Your Planet program!!
Feb 16 2015
Thanks to all who were able to attend the first team workshop. We appreciated all your questions and contributions. We've got great teams and we're excited for our next workshops (in two weeks). Thanks tons to the wonderful folks who opened their homes and patios for our presentations. And thanks also to our dedicated Master Composter volunteers. They stand...
Conserving energy saves money but when that isn't enough there is CARE!
Feb 16 2015
By simply conserving energy we can all reduce our monthly energy bills but for some families it still isn’t enough. This month we are CARE-ing by sharing the word about SDG&E’s CARE program which offers a minimum 20% discount for qualified families. There are 2 ways to qualify for the CARE discount: Total household income Participation in a qualifying...
Solana Center joins the City of Oceanside in their "Love Your Planet" program!
Feb 12 2015
Oceanside is focused on implementing Zero Waste household practices by using the “4 R” strategy—Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and ROT. The 4th R will be implemented through residential composting. Participants will learn how to reduce their overall waste, thereby reducing their environmental footprint, through better planning, purchasing, and the introduction of...
Sustainable Business Supply Sale!
Feb 10 2015
Our friends over at Sustainable Surplus are having a sale and they want you to come! Sustainable Surplus Exchange facilitates the donation of surplus assets from commerce and repurposes those items back into the community for use, especially to educational and charitable organizations. Save money and reduce waste by buying used assets for your business!
Solana Center Supports Zero Waste Symposium
Feb 10 2015
Are you excited about the upcoming Zero Waste Symposium? We sure are! At last year's Symposium, Solana Center’s Executive Director Jessica Toth, spoke about the growing movement toward community composting. We are excited to be involved again this year, leading a breakout session on diverting organics from the landfill. This symposium is a great...