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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.
KPBS wants your questions for a City of San Diego mayoral debate taking place this Thursday, April 19!
Click here to tell KPBS what you’d like to hear the candidates talk about.
Here are some of our questions. (For more on these issues, see Equinox’s new Issue Snapshots.)
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According to the Federal Highway Administration, the share
of 14 to 34-year-olds without a driver’s license increased by 5 percentage
points, rising from 21 percent in 2000 to 26 percent in 2010.
The declining interest among young people in vehicle ownership
and driving is well documented. Read More »
Equinox Center has produced a series of "Issue Snapshots" on key sustainability and quality of life issues at stake this election year, including suggested questions you can ask the candidates.
Download them by clicking here. Read More »
Here’s yet another thing for San Diegans to be
A recent Economist article notes that: “If
California were not already so famous for Silicon Valley and Hollywood, it
might be renowned for the cluster of water-technology firms in its San Diego
County." Read More »
The following opinion piece by Equinox Center Executive Director Ann Tartre was published by Voice of San Diego on April 2, 2012:
When you envision a future San Diego region, do you conjure images of a place in which both residents and businesses thrive thanks to an ample, reliable and safe water supply; a comfortable place to call home for every member of the region’s workforce; and efficient, convenient and cost-effective transportation options to move us around? In your vision, has the region accommodated growth while still preserving its natural areas and open spaces for recreation? And in this future, have we achieved all of these things while also creating new jobs and advancing our region’s prosperity and quality of life? Read More »
Here's a startling number: 15. That's the number of mentions of "stadium" for every 1 mention of "quality of life" in the San Diego Mayoral Race.
That's according to Equinox Center's soon-to-be-unveiled "Election 2012 Priori-meter," which takes a look at what's trending across major races in the region. Check back on Monday for the full results! Read More »
Children’s books with an explicit environmental message have always been rare, but a new study shows that over the past few decades, fewer children’s books have included any images of nature. Read More »
At Equinox Center, our namesake is that moment of perfect
balance—between winter and spring, summer and fall, between day and
night, east and west. Read More »
After several years of finding that fewer and fewer Americans believed in climate change, pollsters are now finding that belief is on the uptick.
The newest study from the National Survey of American Public Opinion on Climate Change, a biannual survey conducted since fall 2008 and organized by The Brookings Institution, shows that 62% of Americans now believe that man-made climate change is occurring, while 26% do not. The others are unsure. Read More »
KPBS will host a candidates’ forum tomorrow for the 52nd Congressional District race and is inviting you to submit your questions in advance. The 52nd District is attracting the interest of super PACs on both sides of the aisle and is sure to be a key race to watch in 2012!
Equinox Center’s 2012 Quality of Life Dashboard revealed some of the major threats to the San Diego region’s quality of life, environmental health and economic prosperity. We encourage you to refer to it and participate in this and other upcoming candidates’ forums to ensure quality of life issues are a top priority, regardless of which candidate you support.
Here are some of the questions we’re asking. Read More »