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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.
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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The Equinox Center hosted a viewing of
the award-winning documentary WATERSHED in July to reinforce why water conservation in Southern
California is important.
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Equinox Center Executive Director Lani Lutar has been busy lately. Four months into her new role at Equinox, Lani has brought in new faces, rejuvenated key programs and ramped up the organization's efforts to impact public policy decisions linked to San Diego's economic and environmental prosperity.
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Leaders 2020, Equinox Center's civic engagement program for emerging leaders, recently added an official Facebook page. Please "like" our new page to stay abreast of the latest news and insights that matter to San Diego's Millennials: www.facebook.com/SanDiegoLeaders2020. Read More »