Sustainable San Diego Blog
Subscribe to our RSS feed
Subscribe to our Blog by Email
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.
(But wait! There's good news too.)
A Fall 2011 study by Competitive Edge Research ranked San Diego County 43rd out of 51 major metropolitan areas when it comes to being civically engaged. San Diego fell below other California cities San Francisco (15), Sacramento (30) and San Jose (31). Read More »
At long last, an update on our carbon offset/bike-riding challenge...
(Though we must
admit, no one can communicate the joy of bike-riding more powerfully
than the ridiculously adorable kid in this YouTube video.)
# Days commuted
by bicycle (collectively): 19
Read More »
toward goal: 38%
consumed along San Elijo Lagoon (estimated): 27
# Calories burned
Carbon emissions offset by not driving (estimated): 176 lbs. CO2
News media are reporting on how San Diego gas prices are currently among the highest in the country. But that’s not the only reason your transportation costs are rising. Equinox Center’s 2012 Quality of Life Dashboard found that as a San Diego County resident, on average, you’re driving more highways miles per day than residents of any other major region in California, including the state-wide average. That, of course, means you're burning more gas along the way. Read More »
The San Diego region imports more than 80% of its water from outside the
region. The last time our local freshwater supply could support our
region's population? 1945. Read More »
Care about growth and sustainability issues in the San Diego region? Want to "get involved" but don't know where to begin?
put together this simple toolkit for our Leaders 2020 members following
our recent event, "Civic Engagement 101," and thought: why not share it
with all ages?
So here it is. Have at it!
Download "10 Steps to Become a Force for Positive Change."
To learn more about Leaders 2020, click here. Read More »
Ever heard an estimate of just how many parking spaces we have in the
United States? We have, and the number is at least 105 million.1 Some estimates go much higher. Read More »
According to Alan Gin, professor of Economics at the University of San
Diego, and other experts, San Diego's high cost of housing poses a
significant threat to the region's economy, deterring businesses from
locating in the region. Gin and the other panelists spoke at a special meeting of the San
Diego City Council's Economic Development and Strategies Committee this week. Read More »
Consider these recently released findings:*
20: number of Republican presidential primary
debates held over the past year; 839: number of unique questions asked at those
debates; 2: number of questions about climate change; 1: number of questions about pizza crust Read More »
Equinox Center’s 2012 Quality of Life Dashboard shows how the San Diego region, and individual cities within it, are performing across 14 different quality of life measures. Did you know that you as an individual have an impact on every single one of these?
Check out our visualization below, A Day in San Diego County, to understand how some of your everyday choices impact the region. Read More »
Congratulations to Chris Kibler and Sara Kent, first and second place winners of our 2012 Quality of Life IQ Challenge!
to test your own Quality of Life IQ? Below is the full quiz with
correct answers indicated or in bold. All of these answers come from our
2012 Quality of Life Dashboard for the San Diego region. Download your own copy here. Read More »