SAN DIEGO – Earth Day was April 22, but the Solana Center for Environmental Innovation is offering the top five tips to being environmentally conscious for more than just one day. Taking small steps towards changing one’s daily habits can have a huge impact when everyone does their part. Whether one is a beginner on environmental awareness or an advocate, these tips meet them where they’re at and take them where they want to go.
Solana Center believes everyone can do something to help the environment no matter who they are. Even small, practical steps in the right direction – though they might feel insignificant in the moment – can lead to meaningful impact over time.
It’s Solana Center's mission to mobilize the local community through innovative outreach to address the region’s most pressing environmental issues.
Recommended Top 5 tips:
● Recycle organic materials: By recycling right, residents can keep their food waste out of San Diego's landfills and prevent the creation of greenhouse gasses while closing the loop between organic waste and healthy soil. *Saving unwanted food scraps for one day, one week or one month (in a kitchen caddy, bowl, or regular bucket) is an eye-opening experience and a great way to see the organic waste one produces! When they’re ready, they could join Solan Center’s Food Cycle, a drop-off community composting program, https://www.solanacenter.org/resources/food-cycle-program. With each 25-pound bucket of food waste brought to the Food Cycle program, they’ll prevent 16.9 gallons of CO2E Carbon Dioxide greenhouse gas emissions from going to the landfill.
● Recycle electronic waste: Many people don’t know that electronic waste has its own depository. Old kitchen appliances, computers and cell phones that are no longer needed should be discarded properly to keep harmful toxins out of landfills. Spring cleaning is the perfect time to clear one’s home and office of electronic clutter.
● Make the workplace zero-waste: Solana Center can show businesses how they can start by sorting workplace waste into categories or by implementing waste reduction practices. They’ll offer recommendations for sustainability, and show them how they support businesses all throughout San Diego county on their journey to becoming a zero-waste workplace.
● Become a volunteer: Whether one has a little bit of time to give or a lot, being a Solana Center volunteer is an excellent way to give back directly to the San Diego environment.
● Donate: Make a donation to help Solana Center fund more workshops, divert more waste, and educate more San Diegans on how to become better environmental stewards.
For more information, visit https://www.solanacenter.org/get-involved.
Submitted by Solana Center for Environmental Innovation.