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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.
When we think of measuring our water consumption, our minds tend to
default to water-based activities such as showering or using the
dishwasher. However, the vast majority of our water consumption is hidden in
products and processes that you may not think of.
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With wildfires burning across the arid west, the recent dry winter in the Sierra Nevada mountains and the spike in regional water prices, San Diegans naturally wonder about the security of our county's water supply. The region imports over 80% of its water from northern California and the Colorado River. Equinox Center is advancing sustainable solutions for our region's critical water issues by participating in two important policy forums... Read More »
While freeway gridlock has long been known as a detriment to our environment, our vehicles and our mood, a new study adds to the growing body of research that long commutes to work are indeed harmful to your physical health as well.
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Those lush backyard
gardens throughout Southern California sure are pretty. Too bad they’re mostly
at Home in the Twenty-First Century: 32 Families Open Their Doors,"
a recent UCLA
study of 32 L.A. households over four years, sheds an interesting light on the
behaviors of middle class families in Southern California. Read More »
900 million.* That's how many wine corks are used in the United States each year. They're also yet another example of things that end up in landfills that don't need to be there.
Next week as you’re celebrating the 4th of July with a bottle of champagne or wine (or heck, even some craft beers these days) – no need to throw that cork away. Read More »
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?