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Gifts That Keep on Giving

Your donation helps us continue our education programs, divert waste from the landfills, and provide innovative solutions to protect the natural resources in our community for generations to come.

Take Environmental Action

Whether you're looking to reduce waste, save water, keep toxins out of the landfill, or compost at home, we can help you take the next step towards your environmental goals.

Order a rain barrel

Order for pick up from our Center in Encinitas and learn more about available rebates for San Diego region residents.

Learn with Solana Center

Learn about the natural wonders of soil, water, how to conserve resources and steward the land of the San Diego region.

About Solana Center

Our mission is to empower innovative solutions to climate change through education, community engagement, and research.

We catalyze individuals, businesses, and local jurisdictions to work together to change behaviors and make real, measurable impacts on our environmental problems.


Volunteers are the backbone of our many programs, enabling us to bring sustainable living practices to thousands of San Diegans each year.

Get Involved

Your tax-deductible donation in any amount can make a big difference in our community to keep organic waste out of landfills, reduce pollution, and protect the San Diego region's precious natural resources.

Community Education

Solana Center's workshops, webinars, and courses inspire and empower individuals and businesses to reduce and rethink waste and become change-makers in their communities.

Waste Reduction

Keep waste out of the landfill and reduce methane, which is at least 25 times more potent of a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide over a 100-year period. Sort right to save resources, energy, and time.

Resource Conservation

Reducing runoff from driveways, streets, and sidewalks keeps harmful pollutants out of our oceans and waterways. Instead, we can redirect rainwater to our plants that need it most.

Environmental Consulting

Solana Center offers innovative environmental research and development as well as hands on support to help you comply with legislation and achieve zero waste goals.

Upcoming Events

Backyard Composting and Bokashi Basics Workshop – Rancho Santa Fe

Oct 07, 2023 10:00AM—12:00PM

Rancho Santa Fe Branch Library, 17040 Avenida de Acacias Unit A, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

Miramar Greenery to You: Compost, Mulch & Wood Chips – Valencia Park

Oct 14, 2023 10:30AM—12:00PM

Valencia Park/Malcolm X Library, 5148 Market Street, San Diego, CA 92114

All About Worms Workshop – Lakeside

Oct 21, 2023 1:00PM—3:00PM

Lakeside Branch Library, 12428 Woodside Avenue, Lakeside, CA 92040


Help us make an environmental change in the San Diego region



From water stewardship and waste recovery to composting, gardening, learn how to implement low-waste sustainable practices in your household. We offer workshops, consultations, resources and more!



Make a change in your business with low-waste processes and education to save money and minimize waste. Contact us for a consultation or lunch & learn presentation.



We're on the forefront of environmental innovation and know the solutions to help you reach your goals. Work with us to protect of San Diego region's natural resources and ecosystems.



Solana Center's science-based school programs inspire and empower students to live sustainably, to reduce and rethink waste, and to become change-makers on their campuses and in their communities.

News & Updates

Compost Bin Discounts and Vouchers
Looking to start composting at home? Many jurisdictions throughout the San Diego region offer discount programs for their ...
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Fall Quarterly Newsletter – 2023
Dear neighbors, If you were one of the many people who made a last-minute rain barrel purchase, I’m sure ...
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From the Rotline: How Can I Harvest My Worms’ Castings?
The ability to harvest small handfuls of worm castings as needed is a thing of composting beauty. However, ...
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Back to School: How Can My Child’s Lunch Be Made Low or Zero Waste?
Yes, it absolutely can! By making school lunches more eco-friendly, and by encouraging your kid to recycle and ...
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Climate Solutions: Find Tools for Your Environmental Journey!
Food Waste Prevention Preventing food waste, and the greenhouse gases it emits, is one of the most impactful ...
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Conservation: Programming to nurture the natural world
At Solana Center for Environmental Innovation, we center our work around four pillars: protection, conservation, education, and innovation. ...
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2022-2023 IMPACT

We envision a world with landfills and oceans free of discarded resources.

Our work centers on community education, direct resource conservation, waste reduction, and innovative environmental research.


of organic waste diverted from the landfill

San Diego region residents and students reached

workshop & webinar attendees

gallons of rainwater saved

business consultations in support of SB 1383 organic waste diversion and edible food recovery regulations

pounds of e-waste and u-waste from landfills preventing pollution and rescuing valuable resources