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

    • 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


    • 2016 California Governor's Environmental & Economic Leadership Award


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


    • 2015 Encinitas Environmental Award


Recent Media Features

Podcast Interviews

Building Local Power: Composters Dreaming, Investors Scheming, May 2023 Institute for Local Self-Reliance podcast

Award-Winning Center at Forefront of Environmental Innovations, November 2022

Drew Schlosberg "Spotlight on the Community" podcast

101: Food Scraps, E-Waste & Rain - Oh My!, April 2021

Sustainability is Sexy podcast

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

Jessica Bombar, Marketing & Communications Manager

(760) 436-7986 x705