We are grateful for all the great coverage and recognition of our work in the San Diego region and beyond. View links to our recent media coverage and awards below.

KPBS Interview: SB 1383 organics recycling law. What are the impacts and how is Solana Center involved?

Encinitas Magazine: A glimpse at Solana Center's journey through the years

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Awards & Recognition

Jessica Toth's remarkable contributions to environmental sustainability and her tireless advocacy for meaningful change made her the winner of my 2024 San Diego Woman Who Inspires award! Jessica's visionary leadership and unwavering commitment to making a tangible difference in her community is truly inspiring.
In her current role as the Executive Director of the Solana Center for Environmental Innovation, she has led the organization to national prominence while also becoming a trusted advisor to officials at all levels of government, providing invaluable insights and practical solutions to address the urgent challenges of climate change.
Being recognized as extraordinary is not new for her and she has received other awards in the past. A few of those awards include the Governor's Environmental & Economic Leadership Award in 2016, two awards by the San Diego Business Journal, one in 2017 for the Top Business Women, and another one in 2022 for the Women of Influence - 50 Over 50, as well as the Organics Diversion Program of the Year by the U.S. Composting Council in 2023.
To demonstrate her leadership in environmental stewardship, she played a pivotal role in revising the San Diego County Organic Materials Ordinance. Her efforts have not only resulted in environmental benefits, such as reduced greenhouse gas emissions and increased regenerative agriculture, but have also empowered individuals and communities to take meaningful action in the fight against climate change.
It is for these reasons and many more that Jessica Toth has been named the San Diego County 2024 Woman Who Inspires. Her dedication, passion, and relentless pursuit of a sustainable future serve as a shining example to us all, inspiring others to join the cause and work towards a better, greener world for generations to come.
-Senator Catherine Blakespear


    • 2023 Organics Diversion Program of the Year National Award, US Composting Council


    • 2022 50 Most Influential Women Over 50 awarded to Jessica Toth Solana Center Executive Director, San Diego Business Journal


    • 2019 Outstanding Service in Composting, US Composting Council


    • 2019 Dave Hardy Leadership in Organics, California Resource Recovery Association


    • 2018 EMIES UnWasted Food Awardee, San Diego Food System Alliance 


    • 2017 Top Business Women in San Diego, San Diego Business Journal


    • 2015-6 Proclamations from City of Encinitas, San Diego County Supervisors, State Legislators


    • 2015 California Governor's Environmental & Economic Leadership Award


    • 2015 Encinitas Environmental Award


Additional Media Coverage
































    • Unavision San Diego: Consejos durante el mes del planeta para cuidar el medio ambient (Tips during the month of the planet to take care of the environment), April 2022




    • KUSI-TV: New California Law Requires Food to Be Donated, Not Tossed, January 2022


    • KOGO News: SB 1383, January 2022



Media Inquiries

Robin Fator, Marketing & Development Manager

(760) 436-7986 x719