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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: Old Fax Machine Collecting Dust? Don’t Let it Become a Statistic! Posted October 19, 2012

By 2020, the amount of eWaste produced – your unused computer, television, fax machine, cell phone, stereo – is expected to be enough to fill a line of dump trucks encircling the Earth twice. Electronic discards is one of the fastest growing segments of our nation’s waste stream. The good news is many of these products can be reused, refurbished or recycled.

 

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Factoid Friday: Employees Slacking Off? One Way to Bring Back Productivity Posted October 12, 2012

Organizational development specialists have lots of ideas about how to get workers away from the water cooler and back to work, ranging from team building exercises to putting Fooseball in company game rooms. Here’s one they may not have thought of. A new study shows employees of companies that adopt environmental practices are 16 percent more productive.

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Our Latest Water Report Points to “Low­ Hanging Fruit” for Water Efficiency in San Diego Posted October 5, 2012

Our new report demonstrates there is still significant potential to conserve water in the San Diego region.  By employing water conservation and efficiency technology already available, we could use 20-30% less water over the next 20 years.   

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Factoid Friday: A Simple Way to Save Your Household Thousands of Gallons of Water a Year Posted October 5, 2012

How much water is your yard wasting? This week, Equinox Center released a new report in its H2Overview series that found San Diego households could use water 20 to 30 percent more efficiently – with the most “bang for your buck” found by reducing over watering in yards.

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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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