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Our Vision:

A world with landfills and oceans free of discarded resources.


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

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.

Ready to find new tools for your climate journey?

Download our Climate Solutions Map

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.

Order a rain barrel

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

Help us reach our 2024 fundraising goal!

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.

Upcoming Events

Look for Us in the Community!

May 01, 2024—May 31, 2024

May Green Living Tour

May 25, 2024 10:00AM—11:00AM

Solana Center for Environmental Innovation 137 N El Camino Real Encinitas, CA 92110

Landscaping for Watershed Protection Panel Workshop – Rancho San Diego

Jun 08, 2024 10:00AM—12:00PM

Rancho San Diego Library 11555 Via Rancho San Diego El Cajon, CA 92019


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

Waste to Wonder: Celebrating 40 Years of Solana Center
May 11, 2024 What a wonderful evening of connection, reunion, conviction, history and hope. Thank you one and ...
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Composting Key to Regenerative Agriculture
There’s a lot of buzz about regenerative agriculture, particularly its ability to capture carbon in soil and in ...
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Climate Solutions: Can Weeds be Composted?
There is not a simple yes or no answer to this query. Weeds have many nutrients so they ...
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Climate Solutions: Can I convert a garbage can into a compost bin?
Yes, it is a great solution when a compost pile is just not feasible because of small yards ...
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Climate Solutions: How Do I Add Compost to Container Plants?
Container gardening is an incredible solution to a variety of growing woes, especially when it comes to the ...
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Sustainable Food Storage Options
Have you ever gone shopping for fresh fruits and veggies to find you're surprised by how much plastic packaging you see ...
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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