Winter Quarterly Newsletter – 2023

Dear Eco-Stewards, As the winter season arrives, we are looking forward to several exciting educational events, including the On-Farm Composting Course starting in January in Ramona and the ever-popular Master Composter Course starting in February in Escondido. These courses only happen once a year, so grab your spot now if you’ve been waiting for your chance to participate! Secondly, thank you to all…

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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 your barrels filled during the recent storms! 🌧 Store Notes: Solana Center’s store will be closed tomorrow, September 2nd for the Labor Day weekend. Our batteries and lightbulb recycling program is closed until further notice due to difficulty with the City of Encinitas’ hauler…

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Summer Quarterly Newsletter – 2023

Dear Friends, Summer in San Diego means a slew of natural wonders. Least Terns, an endangered subspecies, migrate to Mission Bay, the Santa Margarita River Mouth, and other select spots from April through September. In July, the world’s largest gathering of leopard sharks will appear off of the coast of La Jolla. August 12 – 13, we can…

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Spring Quarterly Newsletter – 2023

Dear Solana Center Supporter, Spring is arriving in San Diego County. As grunions rush our beaches and the Carlsbad Flower Fields bloom in vivid bursts of color, as gray whales skirt our coast on their migratory path and honeybee colonies search for new places to call home, we honor the privileges and responsibilities we carry…

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Winter Quarterly Newsletter – 2022

Dear Solana Center Friend, As the year winds down for the holidays, Solana Center will continue providing essential environmental education and resources to community members and businesses throughout San Diego County to support their sustainability goals. In fiscal year 2021-2022, our staff, volunteers, and community members diverted more than 337,000 pounds of organic waste from the landfill and avoided more than 204,000 pounds…

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Fall Quarterly Newsletter – 2022

Solana Center supporters,  As we head into fall, I can’t help but appreciate what a busy season it has been for us at Solana Center! In addition to our ongoing education and consultations for residents, businesses, and schools, we launched a new website, held an inspiring volunteer appreciation garden gathering, and have been working as an…

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Summer Quarterly Newsletter – 2022

Dear Solana Center Community, Summertime is around the bend, marking the halfway point in 2022. I am humbled by the success you help Solana Center achieve through your volunteerism, financial contributions, participation in our programs, and waste diversion efforts. The continuing rollout of food waste curbside collection throughout the region is requiring habit change in both households and…

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Spring Quarterly Newsletter – 2022

Dear Solana Center Community, As we enjoy more frequent and lengthy days of sunshine we are reminded once again of the continual turning of the seasons. While spring blooms, I encourage us all to take time to look at how our daily actions are part of a continual interconnected web, just as each season is…

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Winter Quarterly Newsletter – 2021

Dear Solana Center Community, As we head into the last month of 2021, we are excitedly looking forward to the environmental progress the new year will hold. State Bill 1383 is rolling out on January 1, 2022, and will result in more organic material diverted from landfills across the state than ever before. Solana Center is proud…

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Fall Quarterly Newsletter – 2021

Dear Solana Center Community, This past month was big for climate and social justice. Now more than ever, all effort is needed to counteract climate change following the recently released UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report. Global warming is projected to rise 1.5⁰C within the next two decades, essentially locking in a hotter future for living beings of this generation…

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