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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: 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.

Mayoral Race Word Cloud October 2012

 

 

 

 

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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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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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