News & Updates
From the Rotline: What is an In-Ground Worm Bin?
Sep 8 2020
Question: What is an in-ground worm bin, and how can I use it? Answer: An in-ground worm bin is an alternative to multi-layer worm bins that sit above ground level. Though an in-ground bin can be made from various materials, a simple and cost-effective bin can be made with a 5-gallon bucket; view DIY instructions here.
Food Cycle Participant Spotlight: Nicole & Mike of Sustainability Saturday
Sep 3 2020
Solana Center is proud to bring the Food Cycle program to our community. The program makes it possible for community members to divert organic materials from the landfill without having to compost it on their own. Participants simply collect their food scraps and organic materials and bring them to the Center for processing on-site to...
Sustainability in the Great Outdoors
Sep 3 2020
Summer time and holiday weekends are commonly filled with camping trips and outdoor adventures. As more of us venture into the great outdoors, it is important to pause to make sure you are being aware and considerate to your impact on these beautiful places. Check out a few of our favorite tips and camping-hacks to make sure your next...
Food Waste Prevention Webinar for Commercial Kitchens
Aug 3 2020
Join us in partnership with the City of Carlsbad-Sustainable Materials Management Division for a free webinar specifically for Carlsbad restaurant owners, managers, chefs and cooks discussing strategies to reduce waste, save money & get ahead of state regulations impacting your business.
#PlasticFreeJuly - Choose to Refuse!
Jul 24 2020
It is no secret how much we rely on plastic in our lives. You can hardly go a few minutes without seeing plastic in some form and now more than ever articles or news stories covering the negative impacts on our environment are prevalent. To most of us, it makes us sad, and mad. And many of us are doing something about it! From trying to...
5 Ways to Reuse Your Kitchen Scraps
Jun 12 2020
You've just finished chopping your veggies in prep for dinner and are collecting your ends and skins to put in your compost bin. But wait! Before you send those scraps to compost, we urge you to take a moment to think if you might be able to repurpose them into something new! According to the Food Waste Hierarchy, feeding hungry people...
Sustainable Food Storage Options
Jun 7 2020
Have you ever gone shopping for fresh fruits and veggies to find you're surprised by how much plastic packaging you see around them? It is not uncommon to see fruits sold in plastic clamshell containers or plastic bags offered to bag loose vegetables at most grocery stores. Depending on what you're looking to buy sometimes packaging is...
9 Ways to Keep Your Fruits and Vegetables Fresh Longer
Jun 7 2020
These days, fresh produce is even more important to keep us all healthy and lift our mood. It can be confusing to figure out how to store fruits and vegetables, and the best ways to keep produce fresh and tasty. Here are a few tips to start you off.
Food for Thought - 7 Techniques to Generate Less Waste When Shopping
Jun 7 2020
Many of us want to live more sustainably and are employing a number of strategies to do so... like reducing water and energy consumption in our home or starting to compost. And we’ve probably all heard about the three R’s - Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. The first R in this phrase may be the most important and where we can make a significant...