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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: Is San Diego Winning the War on Smog? Posted December 7, 2012

Go ahead, take a deep breath. San Diego County no longer exceeds federal ozone pollution standards. Our region is in compliance with federal ozone standards for the first time since they were implemented in 1997. But, the work isn’t done yet…

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Factoid Friday: How to Save Your Sanity – and Electricity – this Holiday Season Posted November 30, 2012

Pulling out the old holiday lights to decorate the house this weekend? We know you dread untangling the old strands. Why not use this opportunity to avoid the hassle and instead upgrade your old mini blubs for safer, cost-effective and sturdier LED lights?

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Factoid Friday: The Gift 79% of Your Friends Want for the Holidays Posted November 23, 2012

We have a day for giving thanks, then we get Black Friday and Cyber Monday – two days for getting deals. This year, help support #GivingTuesday, the giving season’s opening day on Tuesday, November 27.  

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Factoid Friday: Could Aging Boomers Help Reduce Gridlock? Posted November 16, 2012

Because baby boomers came of age in the era when cars were king, they have always driven more than any other generation. But is all that is changing now that boomers are facing retirement and hanging up the car keys?

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Factoid Friday: Do You Live in a Walkable Neighborhood? Posted November 2, 2012

Guess which city is considered most walkable in our region? I may not be what you think. A new report by WalkSanDiego that ranks San Diego region’s most walkable cities puts National City on top.

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What Did the Candidates Discuss? Our Latest Election Priori-meter Posted November 1, 2012

Exhausted from hearing about pensions, stadiums and slush funds? Here's why...
Our latest "priori-meter" analyzes the top topics the candidates in three local races covered in the last six months of campaigning. Learn which issues were -- and weren't -- being talked about.

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Factoid Friday: Cyclonomics: Bikes Do a Body – and the Economy – Good Posted October 26, 2012

We know active communities that promote bicycling can help one’s waistline. Now studies are showing that spending money on bike infrastructure also helps a community’s bottom line by resulting in far-reaching positive economic benefits.

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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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