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From Factoid Friday to breaking news on quality of life and sustainability issues in the region, our blog shines a spotlight on critical issues in the San Diego region and simple ways you can help to solve them.
BoardNEXT is off and running. A new Leaders 2020 program, BoardNEXT will help bridge the gap between young professionals and nonprofit boards. The inaugural BoardNEXT class is an enthusiastic group of young professionals, eager to start learning about how to make a difference in the nonprofit world. Read More »
It was standing room only at the Feb. 25 Stormwater Forum co-hosted by Equinox Center, the San Diego County Taxpayers Association, San Diego Coastkeeper and the Building Industry Association of San Diego. Bringing together business leaders, public agency representatives and environmentalists, the forum was able to move forward the discussion on stormwater pollution and costs, and what regulatory agencies are hoping to achieve with the new Regional MS4 stormwater permit. Read More »
Electric vehicle (EV) sales have increased significantly in
recent years, with San Diego ranking 3rd on ChargePoint’s
list of EV hotspots within the U.S. So, what’s behind this surge in electric
vehicle sales? What does it mean for the environment and possibly jobs? Is San
Diego County ready for more EVs? To learn more about electric vehicles, check
out this new report and executive summary from Equinox Center.
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Great news! The Encinitas City Council voted 3-2 Wednesday
to move forward with a plastic bag reduction ordinance. This puts Encinitas on
track to phase out plastic bags as soon as next year, adding to the momentum building
across the San Diego region toward reducing single-use plastic bags. Read More »
San Diego kicked off its 14th
Asian Film Festival last weekend and Plastic
Paradise was featured as one of its films. Plastic Paradise was a 7-year endeavor by Yahoo sportscaster Angela
Sun to uncover the truth behind all the plastic debris that ends up in the
Pacific Ocean. Known as the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch,” this island of
plastic trash is affecting marine life, our food chain and our health. Read
more to learn about the film and when it will be screened next. Read More »
The City of San Diego decided last month to examine a new policy to reduce single use plastic bags. Today, Equinox Center released a study that says the proposed policy could lead to a decrease of nearly 350 million single-use bags annually in San Diego, improving the environment with little to no long-term impacts on consumers and retailers. See the executive summary or full report for more. Read More »
What’s the connection between beer and composting? On Oct.
10th, Equinox Center staff had the pleasure of touring the El
Corazon Compost Facility in Oceanside, which reuses beer waste provided by
Stone Brewing Co. in the composting process. The facility is also home to the
city’s curbside green waste program, producing mulch and “compost tea” free of
cost for residents. Read More »
University Club members and Equinox Center supporters gathered Aug. 22 at the University Club atop Symphony Towers for a Charity & Wine Evening hosted by the Club’s Giving Group. The event gave guests a chance to toast the organization with sustainably grown wines, and to learn about Equinox’s newest program, BoardNEXT.
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Center gathered a group of supporters together for Trash Talk,
the first in a series of policy forums. Attendees ditched their suits and high
heels for walking shoes, as they set off on a tour of the Miramar Landfill to
kick off the event. Read the full story to hear about what San Diego is doing to minimize waste, what we could get better at, and what experts say the region as a whole needs to focus on. Read More »
Equinox Center hosted Trash Talk today - an event organized for the purpose of raising awareness about regional waste issues. Equinox released new regional waste data as part of the event. See it here!
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