Dr. Bronner’s Is Reducing Its Plastic Use
Solana Center for Environmental Innovation Blog
by Kate Kesner
2d ago
Dr. Bronner’s is taking bold steps to reduce plastic production and pollution. How? All of Dr. Bronner’s plastic bottles are 100% post-consumer recycled plastic, reducing new plastic production The B Corp recently introduced a new paper soap refill carton. This carton is made with 80% less plastic and uses fewer fossil fuels, water, and mineral resources than glass, aluminum, and their existing 100% post-consumer-recycled plastic bottle. Dr. Bronner’s is dedicated to refilling. They’ve even partnered with a kombucha company to provide soap on tap! Search the store locator and filter for ..read more
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Dr. Bronner’s is Reducing Their Plastic Use
Solana Center for Environmental Innovation Blog
by Kate Kesner
3d ago
Dr. Bronner’s is taking bold steps to reduce plastic production and pollution. How? All of Dr. Bronner’s plastic bottles are 100% post-consumer recycled plastic, reducing new plastic production The B Corp recently introduced a new paper soap refill carton. This carton is made with 80% less plastic and uses fewer fossil fuels, water, and mineral resources than glass, aluminum, and their existing 100% post-consumer-recycled plastic bottle. Dr. Bronner’s is dedicated to refilling. They’ve even partnered with a kombucha company to provide soap on tap! Search the store locator and filter for ..read more
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Lazy Acres: 1% for the Planet Nonprofit Partnership
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by Robin Fator
6d ago
Thank you Lazy Acres Natural Market for partnering with Solana Center for Environmental Innovation as a beneficiary of the 1% program! In 2023 we were one of the first local nonprofits selected for the enviro-tokens program. The enviro-tokens program offered Lazy Acres customers the option to donate 10 cents to the nonprofit of their choice for each reusable bag they brought in.  There are so many wins to point to with this ongoing community partnership including: Community support of a local business Community support of a local non profit Incentivizing the use of reusable bags Reducing ..read more
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It’s Time to Install Your Rain Barrel
Solana Center for Environmental Innovation Blog
by admin
1w ago
Did you know that rainwater is the best water for plants? Though San Diego’s average rainfall is less than 12 inches a year, a rain barrel configured to receive water from your home’s downspouts can help you store up to 50 gallons of free, untreated water on your property. Think about misty mornings too. Water can collect on the roof overnight and needs somewhere to go besides becoming runoff. Here are some tips for locating your new rain barrel: identify a level location on your property near the downspouts and plants that need it the most keep in mind that the Ivy rain barrels available thr ..read more
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DIY: How to build your own in-ground worm bin
Solana Center for Environmental Innovation Blog
by admin
3w ago
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; we’ll share how in this tutorial in a few simple steps! In-ground worm bins have a number of benefits. This is the vermicomposting option we recommend most for folks who live in inland areas where temperature fluctuations are greatest. The soil around the bucket provides insulation and a refuge that worms can escape to when temperatures outside temperatures fluctuate. As the ..read more
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How are local government implementing climate resilience plans, and how can you help?
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by Kate Kesner
3w ago
Local governments are addressing the issue of climate-intensified flooding, as well as wildfire and heat risks, through a combination of: 1) Climate change mitigation, or reducing the emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in our atmosphere; and 2) Climate change adaptation, or responding to climate change that’s already in the pipeline. The City of San Diego’s 2022 Climate Action Plan aims for net zero emissions by 2035 and carbon neutrality by 2045 through the decarbonization of buildings, building out transportation infrastructure that’s less dependent on fossil fuels, creati ..read more
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Protection: Initiatives that help our communities and ecosystems thrive
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by Kate Kesner
3w ago
At Solana Center for Environmental Innovation, we center our work around four pillars: protection, conservation, education, and innovation. Each pillar provides the structure needed to fully address the impacts of climate change in the San Diego region: –Protection, or the safeguarding of the rights of humans and living things to healthy environments with sufficient natural resources; –Conservation, or the stewarding and restoration of natural features such as soil, water, and an atmosphere with a smaller concentration of greenhouse gases; –Education, or the provision of th ..read more
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SB 1383 Update: Organics Recycling Compliance Enforcement Changes in 2024
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by Kate Kesner
1M ago
Senate Bill 1383, or the Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction law, requires that businesses implement programs to ensure organic materials are no longer put in the trash, with edible food being donated and the rest sorted for organic waste recycling. Before the start of 2024, jurisdictions were required to visit Tier One and Tier Two (see below) commercial edible food generators to assess them for SB 1383 compliance requirements and to provide education and support, but there were no penalties for violations. For violations occurring after January 1, 2024, the jurisdiction shall issue a Not ..read more
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Case Study: Food Cycle Community Compost Program
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by jessica
1M ago
At the end of 2023, Solana Center made the difficult decision to end the Food Cycle Community Compost program. With the rollout of curbside green recycling bins, we had seen a steady participation decline, and continuing the program was no longer sustainable for our organization. We are so grateful for all of the residents and businesses who participated in this program and helped demonstrate a need for community composting in our region and beyond! Read on to learn more about the impact and outcomes of this six-year pilot program. Download the Case Study Project Details Replicable model of ..read more
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Build Healthy Soils with Free Assistance to Secure up to $100,000 Grant Funding!
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by Rocio Fuentes
1M ago
Join Solana Center for Environmental Innovation (Solana Center) for a free technical assistance webinar for farmers and ranchers to learn more about applying for up to $100,000 in state grant funding. Assistance is provided by the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Healthy Soils Program (HSP) for farmers to implement conservation management practices that sequester carbon, reduce atmospheric greenhouse gases (GHGs), and improve soil health. The HSP Incentive Grants provide financial incentives directly to California growers and ranchers to implement one or more on-farm agri ..read more
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