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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.

Leaders 2020 May Mixer in Barrio Logan Posted April 17, 2013

UCSDWant to learn more about our Leaders 2020 program or meet local elected officials and community leaders representing South County? Join us on Wednesday May 1 in Barrio Logan at our Leaders 2020 May Mixer. Thank you to event sponsor UC San Diego Health System.

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Goodbye Encinitas, Hello Downtown! Posted April 12, 2013

Equinox Center closed its Encinitas offices this week and moved into new space in downtown San Diego. Here's our new address...

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Affordable Housing? New study highlights high cost of living Posted March 15, 2013

Housing Affordability

Just this week, a new study revealed that California is the second-least affordable state behind Hawaii. Bottom line: workers in CA must make more than $25 an hour in order to afford rent on a two-bedroom home.

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Attention Grad Students: Intern Openings Posted March 8, 2013

Are you an aspiring sustainability professional with a desire to learn more about the San Diego region and our quality of life and conservation issues? If so, we want you!

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Dashboard 2013 In-Depth: Clean Jobs Posted March 1, 2013

Clean Jobs Thumbs UpClean technology represents a growing sector of San Diego’s economy and is central to our region’s strategy for maintaining global competitiveness and for retaining our young talent. So, are we measuring up as we should be?

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Dashboard 2013 In Depth: Action on Climate Change Posted February 15, 2013

Climate Change

We've made significant progress as a region toward municipal action on climate change, but some cities stand out. We presented the 2013 Dashboard findings before the Chula Vista City Council this week and learned more about their sustainability efforts and green business program.

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Dashboard 2013 In-Depth: Transportation Posted February 5, 2013

Transportation ThumbsTexas Transportation Institute's "Urban Mobility Report" was issue today, and again, the report finds San Diegans are driving more than in previous years.

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Dashboard 2013 In-Depth: Why Beach Closures are a Concern Posted January 25, 2013

Water indicator bugA rainy day in San Diego almost always results in beach closures or advisories. Our 2013 Dashboard revealed that water quality worsened last year. Why is it important?

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Dashboard 2013 In-Depth: Renewable Energy Gets a Thumbs Up Posted January 22, 2013

Thumbs Up Renewable EnergyIn the 2013 Dashboard, we've given renewable energy a "thumbs up" because moving in the right direction improves air quality, reduces public health costs and increases our region's energy security. Michael Chen @10NewsChen on Channel 10 will cover our findings on January 22, 2013 at 5pm.

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2013 Dashboard Unveils; Highlights San Diego Quality of Life Strengths and Weaknesses Posted January 18, 2013

Equinox Center kicked off the New Year yesterday with the release of our annual San Diego Regional Quality of Life Dashboard.  We thought the news was exciting, and so did the local media. Check out the coverage of the Dashboard captured this week…

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