Posts Tagged ‘Solana Center for Environmental Innovation’

Join us for A DAY WITHOUT A BAG today, December 17th!!!!! Give up using single use bags for 24 hours!!!!

We will be giving away reusable bags at the following locations:
Encinitas City Hall 10am-6pm
Encinitas Community and Senior Centers 10am-6pm
Encinitas Public Works 10am-6pm
El Torito Market 4-6pm
Henry’s Marketplace, 1327 Encinitas Blvd. 4-6pm
Ralphs 125 N. El Camino Real 4-6pm
Seaside Market 4-6pm
Smart and Final 479 Encinitas Blvd. 12-2pm
Stater Bros. 1048 N. El Camino Real 4-6pm
Trader Joes 115 N. El Camino Real 4-6pm
Vons 262 N. El Camino Real and 453 Santa Fe Drive 4-6pm
while supplies last (one per household)


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An inexpensive paper shredder is a great tool for shredding paper for your compost bin.

Paper provides a carbon source for your compost bin. Many kinds of paper can be added to your compost bin, even those with colored ink. The secret to using paper successfully is to shred or chop it and then moisten it before adding it to your bin. It is also helpful to alternate layers of paper with materials that provide more aeration (chopped branches, etc.) to avoid matting. For worm bins, a moist layer of paper on the top of castings and food can help keep away flies and also provide a carbon source for your worms.

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Looking for an environmentally friendly gift for the holidays? Give the gift of composting!

The Solana Center sells compost bins and worm bins on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Click here for more information about costs.

Take a look at the other items Solana Center offers!


Tote bag (made from recycled bottles!): $10

27 oz. $18; 40 oz. $25

Klean Kanteens: 27 oz. $18; 40 oz. $25

Read up on composting and how to the save the ocean!

Read up on composting and how to the save the ocean!


Compost thermometer: $20


Moisture meter: $20

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1newsolanabannerThe Solana Center for Environmental Innovation invites you to celebrate our 25th Anniversary on Friday, November 14th, 2008. We will be celebrating our history as San Diego’s first curbside recycling program and growth into County-wide environmental education and outreach programs. Join us for fun, music, food, and a silent auction!

Tickets are $25
Friday, November 14th, 2008
6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
1050 Crest Drive, Encinitas

Click here to R.S.V.P.

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