News & Updates
County Offering Discounted Rain Barrels Through Solana Center
Sep 27 2018
ENCINITAS - Solana Center for Environmental Innovation (Solana Center) and the County of San Diego (County) are offering discounted rain barrels to encourage harvesting of rainwater. By using a rain barrel, San Diegans can reduce pollution from runoff, conserve water and save money on their water bill. Don't miss this opportunity to pay...
Solana Center Awarded 2018 EMIES for Food Waste Diversion Programs
Sep 27 2018
ENCINITAS—Solana Center for Environmental Innovation (Solana Center) has been recognized for the 2018 Distinguished Program, EMIES UnWasted Food Award by the San Diego Food System Alliance (Alliance) for its commitment to food waste diversion programs in San Diego County. Solana Center’s Executive Director Jessica Toth received the...
Take Your Family on Our Eco Adventure at the Fair!
Jun 25 2018
There's still time to enjoy our San Diego County Fair festivities at the In-Field Farm! We're offering fun, educational, ecology-themed activities at our expanded composting booth, Eco Container, and the new Eco Adventure. Thanks to our sponsors, all activities are FREE with Fair admission. Kids can plant seeds, race worms, go on our new...
Environmental Educator Reports from Brazil
May 29 2018
Environmental Educator, Larissa Amaral is a certified Master Composter and is currently getting her BA in Sustainability and minoring in Management at San Diego State University. She is currently studying abroad on the island of Florianopolis, Brazil.
Easy Ways to Rat-Proof Your Compost Bin
May 28 2018
A common misconception and one we are often asked about is whether composting will attract rats. Rats are quite prevalent in San Diego, particularly roof (or tree) rats. Palm tree and other dense vegetation (bougainvillea, honeysuckle) provide ideal habitats. Food is often supplied from fruit trees, vegetable gardens, and bird feeders...