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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.
Equinox Center has always been powered foremost by the incredible network of people behind it. Through this ongoing series, we introduce you to some of the thousands of individuals who make up the Equinox network.
Meet Sarah Harvey, Research Fellow Read More »
You probably knew that water use is really energy use. (How do you think all that water gets pumped from the Colorado River or Northern California to your house?)
But did you know that every time you turn on a light, it’s like turning on your faucet? It’s been calculated that it takes 1.5 gallons of water to run a 100-watt light bulb for 10 hours.* Read More »
Dear Friends of Equinox Center:What’s the secret to making friends, succeeding in business and marrying well? Being a great conversationalist, that’s what!
And what does it take to be a great conversationalist? Being current and
informed on a variety of issues. And being able to draw on that
knowledge on command with wit, charisma and an intriguing data point or
Here’s where our gift to you comes in. Read More »
A letter from Equinox Center Executive Director Ann Tartre
How is Equinox Center funded? Read More »
It’s the #1 question we get from people who are just learning about us. We get it -- follow the money to find the special interests, right?
In honor of World Oceans Day today, Factoid Friday takes a look at local beach clean-up data and asks: what's the #1 source of trash found on San Diego beaches each year?
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Is biking safe? Fear of traffic is one of the top reasons people don't bike, but statistically, biking is safer than other modes of travel, says a recent article in Sunset magazine. This neat infographic in this month's issue shows a comparison... Read More »
As Equinox Center's latest “2012 Election Priori-meter” (pictured) reveals, a few issues have dominated the key local races this year, and topics like solving our region’s ever-increasing traffic or ensuring clean beaches and drinking water simply aren’t among them. You could spend hours sifting through media coverage and candidate websites just to uncover what candidates have to say about issues you care about. Or you can take two minutes right now to check out our side-by-side Candidate Comparisons. We've posted a variety of other 2012 Election voter tools on our website -- just in time for the June 5 primaries. Read More »
Did you know that studies show advanced treatment (a process known as "Indirect Potable Reuse") creates purified water with fewer contaminants than San Diego County’s existing imported water supply? Read More »