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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.

Factoid Friday: Distracted Workers? Try Adjusting the Office Thermostat Posted September 28, 2012

The key to employee productivity may be in your office thermostat. A new study finds lower office temperatures result in more distracted employees. 

 

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Factoid Friday: Equinox and the cosmos…what do they have in common? Posted September 21, 2012

The autumnal equinox will occur tomorrow, on September 22. How did the meaning of this cosmic event influence the choosing of the name “Equinox Center”?

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Mayoral Candidates Discuss Making San Diego Neighborhoods More Livable, Walkable and Bike-friendly Posted September 20, 2012

Quality of life was the focus of a San Diego Mayoral Debate between Congressman Bob Filner and San Diego City Councilmember Carl DeMaio on September 19.

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Factoid Friday: Has Driving Lost Its Cool? Studies Show Millennials Buy Fewer Cars, Drive Less Posted September 14, 2012

Young adults are buying fewer cars today than in the past. A study shows young adults between purchased just 27 percent of new cars in 2010, down from 38 percent in 1985. Driver’s license attainment has also been declining since 1983.

Are cars no longer cool among our Millennials?

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Factoid Friday: How much green office space is there in San Diego? Posted September 7, 2012

Over 18 million square feet, according to a recent report by the brokerage firm CBRE. The top 3 areas in San Diego for green office buildings are: Downtown with 7 million square feet, University Towne Centre with 3.2 million and Mission Valley with 2.1 million.

What exactly constitutes “green” office space?

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Factoid Friday: Green ways to beat the heat this Labor Day weekend Posted August 31, 2012

With temperatures in our region promising to continue their recent upwards trend, many San Diegans are looking for ways to stay cool this holiday weekend.  However this approach often yields high energy use county-wide as people rely on air conditioners to keep cool.  But beating the heat this doesn’t have to come at such a high price for the environment.

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Factoid Friday: Bicycling made easier in San Diego and the nation Posted August 24, 2012

Ever hop on your bicycle for a quick local errand only to find yourself frustratingly searching for a spot to lock your wheels? Bicyclists around the nation can rest assure – help is not only on the way, it has already arrived in several cities.

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Factoid Friday: Green and clean - how does San Diego measure up? Posted August 17, 2012

Well, 8th in the nation if you ask Travel & Leisure magazine. 

Any San Diegan will proudly tell you the things that make this city great are endless.  Year-round pleasant weather, joyous coastal living, breathtaking landscapes and vibrant culture are just a few of the things we enjoy daily as residents of this beautiful region.  However, there are actually quantifiable reasons that illustrate why San Diego is such a great place to live. 

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Factoid Friday: San Diego County leads the nation in farmland abundance Posted August 10, 2012

Did you know San Diego County has over 6,500 farms? That’s more than any other county in the United States!  With this week being National Farmer’s Market Week, what better time to celebrate the bountiful supply of fresh, locally grown produce San Diegans are privy to. 

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Factoid Friday: Urban parks are making you smarter Posted August 3, 2012

While urban dwelling certainly has its perks, the constant hustle and bustle of city life can serve as exhausting stimuli for our brains.  Factors such as noise, traffic, densely situated buildings and a consistently high volume of people all expend a significant amount of our direct attention and energy. 

Studies suggest that urban parks can actually counteract the cognitive strains caused by city life... 

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