How to Keep Your Kitchen Food Scraps Caddy Fresh

Solana Center for Environmental Innovation supports California’s SB 1383 legislation, to divert organic materials such as food and nourish soils through compost production in order to feed future generations. One of the ways we offer support is through our Climate Solutions Resource Center. Did you know we offer products to support your environmental journey? Are…

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How are local governments implementing climate resilience plans, and how can you help?

Local governments are addressing the issue of climate-intensified flooding, as well as wildfire and heat risks, through a combination of: 1) Climate change mitigation, or reducing the emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in our atmosphere; and 2) Climate change adaptation, or responding to climate change that’s already in the pipeline. The City of San Diego’s 2022…

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Protection: Initiatives that help our communities and ecosystems thrive

At Solana Center for Environmental Innovation, we center our work around four pillars: protection, conservation, education, and innovation. Each pillar provides the structure needed to fully address the impacts of climate change in the San Diego region: –Protection, or the safeguarding of the rights of humans and living things to healthy environments with sufficient natural resources; –Conservation, or the…

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Frugal Ways to Reduce Your Climate Footprint

In the age of Teslas, solar panels, and buying organic, it can feel like sustainable choices are only for the rich. But the facts show otherwise, with the “wealthiest 1% of people in the world putting out as much carbon pollution as the poorest two-thirds,” according to a November 2023 Oxfam report. Generally, working class…

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Borrow an Induction Cooktop at Solana Center!

Induction cooking does not emit fumes, protecting you and your household from dangerous carbon monoxide, nitrous oxides and more. It also uses less energy and heats & cools more quickly than either gas and standard electric stoves. Solana Center now offers induction cooktop loaners as part of the San Diego Green Building Council’s Electric Home Cooktop…

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Let’s Talk About Organics Recycling

Solana Center is proud to work with a majority of jurisdictions in the San Diego region to help with organics green bin distribution and provide education on what goes where as both residents and businesses begin participating in this important program spurred by SB 1383 legislation. At the start of summer 2021, EDCO distributed kitchen…

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Check out the work we did together! | Impact Report

We are proud to share our organization’s latest Impact Report. With the support and enthusiasm of our community, we: Undeterred by continued pandemic-related restrictions and challenges, Solana Center retooled our programs for virtual education; contactless electronic, universal, and food waste collection; online purchases; and even social-distanced and virtual volunteer opportunities. The dedication of our staff…

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How can I make a difference this Giving Tuesday?

Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 to counteract the spending of Black Friday and Cyber Monday with philanthropic giving to charities in need of support. It started in the U.S. and has quickly made its way across more than 70 countries. Giving Tuesday started as a day for anyone, anywhere to give, and it’s grown…

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