New Methane Reduction Law Promotes Organics Recycling

New Methane Reduction Law Promotes Organics Recycling

By signing SB 1383, on September 19, 2016, Governor Brown places California, once again, at the forefront of environmental progress. Solana Center for Environmental Innovation is proud to have been among those that encouraged the Governor to sign this important legislation. The new law provides the direction and incentive for diverting organic material from our … Continue reading

Tools for Managing Energy Use

Tools for Managing Energy Use

Did you know that our partners, SDG&E have some great tools to help you with your energy conservation goals? Reducing our energy use is an easy way to live a more sustainable lifestyle — to do more to conserve and protect our natural resources. Alerts You Can Receive Keep track of energy use and costs … Continue reading

California Legislature Passes Historic Recycling Legislation

California Legislature Passes Historic Recycling Legislation

Sacramento—In the final days of California’s 2015-2016 legislative session, the State Legislature sent several landmark pieces of waste reduction legislation to the Governor. SB 1383, by Senator Ricardo Lara, will drastically cut the emissions of Short Lived Climate Pollutants, such as methane, black carbon, and f-gases. To reduce methane emissions from the waste sector, the … Continue reading

Reduce Energy Use During Summer Peak Times

Reduce Energy Use During Summer Peak Times

According to a state report, there could be a need for greater than normal energy conservation across Southern California. Since the power grid is interconnected throughout the state, our partners at SDG&E may need to ask customers to help by reducing their energy use. Fortunately, SDG&E has some great tools for conserving your energy usage, when energy use is at … Continue reading

Sustainable Tips for a Cool Summer!

Sustainable Tips for a Cool Summer!

We love summer in San Diego. Why not head to the local beach or mountains to beat the heat.  If you can’t get away, you can still stay cool, reduce your use and save money with these simple tips. Have fun making a cold, refreshing drink or dessert with the family. What kid doesn’t like … Continue reading

Save Energy While You’re Chillin’ at Home

Save Energy While You’re Chillin’ at Home

Summer doesn’t have to mean higher energy bills! Not only does summertime bring changes to the weather, but soon, SDG&E customers will see a change in how they are billed for electricity. Last year, the California Public Utilities Commission approved a new electric rate structure statewide. For SDG&E customers, this will result in a consolidation … Continue reading

Toward Zero Waste Events

Toward Zero Waste Events

Events generate tons of food waste and single-use items that are sent to landfills. Zero waste events reduce the amount of harmful greenhouse gas released into the atmosphere by organic material when buried in a landfill. They are also a powerful way to change the public’s perceptions about waste and make people more aware of … Continue reading

New Law Produces Mid-Scale Composting Workshops

New Law Produces Mid-Scale Composting Workshops

It is no longer business as usual in California. A new state law requires schools, businesses and other generators of organic waste (i.e. food scraps and landscape trimmings) to divert it from ending up in landfills, where it creates an environmental problem. As of April 1, 2016, Assembly Bill 1826 (AB 1826) mandates that commercial … Continue reading

Brighten Your Days with Energy Savings

Brighten Your Days with Energy Savings

Don’t let May Gray cloud your spirits. Here are some solutions that can help you save the planet and some money!  SDG&E offers a variety of tools to help — from saving water or conserving energy using your smartphone, to earning credits on your energy bill to determining if you are eligible to receive a discount on … Continue reading