A new home for our blog!

A new home for our blog!

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Show You Care and Reduce Waste This Holiday Season!

Show You Care and Reduce Waste This Holiday Season!

The holidays are the perfect time to show you care…and the earth should be on your list too. It’s a wonderful time of celebrations, decorations, gifts and travel.  We also generate a lot of waste and increase our energy use during the holiday season. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the volume of household waste in the … Continue reading

Making San Diego Schools More Eco-friendly

Making San Diego Schools More Eco-friendly

Solana Center makes school lunch recycling a no-brainer. Thanks to SDG&E’s Environmental Champions funding, our educators recently worked with the staff and students at San Ysidro School District to reduce lunch waste and send less to the landfill.  San Ysidro School District has 5,230 students in grades k-8 and a high percentage of children from … Continue reading

Encinitas Passes Ban to be Foam Free

Encinitas Passes Ban to be Foam Free

We are proud to have contributed to the historic Styrofoam™ (Expanded Polystyrene foam) food container ban in Encinitas. The Encinitas City Council voted in favor of a ban on November 9th, 2016. Solana Center partnered with the Surfing Madonna Oceans Project to raise awareness and educate the community about the environmental impacts of Styrofoam™ on our … Continue reading

Bright Ideas for the Holidays

Bright Ideas for the Holidays

Now that Daylight Savings Time has ended, lighting your home earlier in the evening can increase your energy use and cost. Plan ahead to make the holiday season brighter, safer, and more affordable. Deck the Halls with LEDs Did you know that one of the easiest ways to lower your electricity use is to switch … Continue reading

Support Global WORMing!

Support Global WORMing!

Want to learn an environmentally-friendly way to turn your food waste into nutrient rich castings for your plants or garden beds? Join us on Saturday, December 3rd for a vermicomposting (composting with worms) workshop. We’ll teach you all about how fun and easy it is to use Red Wriggler worms to compost your food waste. … Continue reading

Don’t get left in the dark!

Don’t get left in the dark!

In addition to Halloween, did you know that October is Fire Prevention Month? Living in Southern California means living with fire, earthquakes and other potential emergencies. Emergencies can be downright scary! So carve out some time to create your Power Plan. Our partner, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) offers these safety tips and solutions … Continue reading

Leading School Districts Toward Zero Waste

Leading School Districts Toward Zero Waste

Solana Center educators have been back to school! Our education team is working with a number of school districts to address new state organics recycling laws and provide waste reduction and prevention education for students and staff. Solana Center applies a closed loop approach by reducing waste, recycling, and reusing recovered resources. This is achieved … Continue reading

Adults with Special Needs Learn to Reduce Food Waste

Adults with Special Needs Learn to Reduce Food Waste

Oceanside, CA – By learning how to compost their kitchen waste, residents of TERI’s McNealy House, a residential home in Oceanside for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities, has reduced the amount of organic waste it sends to the landfill, and the resulting carbon emissions. Solana Center for Environmental Innovation developed a successful composting … Continue reading