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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: The Air Quality Benefits of Trees Posted April 27, 2012

Factoid FridayYou probably know that trees use carbon dioxide when they grow and thus remove it from the air. But did you know that trees also absorb gaseous pollutants into their leaves and trap and filter particulates on and through their leaves, stems, and twigs?

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Equinox Center Recognized as One of San Diego's Most Trusted Brands Posted April 26, 2012

Equinox Center is honored to have been selected among "San Diego's Most Trusted Brands" by the readers of San Diego Metro magazine.

Check out our profile in the April issue of the magazine here:

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Equinox’s Election 2012 Priori-meter Looks at 52nd Congressional District Race Posted April 26, 2012

The second installment of Equinox Center’s 2012 Election Priori-meter takes a look at what’s trending in the 52nd Congressional District race, where Republican incumbent Brian Bilbray faces two challengers in the primary and two Democratic opponents. This race has attracted the interest of super PACs on both sides of the aisle and is sure to be a key one to watch in 2012.

So what’s trending right now?  

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Factoid Friday: Earth Day Fair on Sunday in Balboa Park Posted April 20, 2012

Factoid FridayThis Sunday, April 22 (Earth Day), check out San Diego's annual Earth Fair in Balboa Park, which organizers claim is the largest free annual environmental fair in the world.

The 23rd annual EarthFair is expected to draw some 60,000 visitors, while more than 400 volunteers and 350 exhibitors help put it all together.

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Wanted: Your Questions for April 23 Mayoral Debate Posted April 20, 2012

Voice of San Diego wants your questions for a City of San Diego mayoral debate taking place Monday April 23rd and airing on NBC San Diego.

Tweet them to @vosdscott and @nbcsandiego

Here are some of our questions. (For more on these issues, see Equinox’s new Issue Snapshots.)

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Important San Diego Mayoral Debate Airs Today Posted April 19, 2012

The top candidates for mayor in the City of San Diego will debate today, and here’s how you can follow along:
·       On KPBS radio at 2:00 p.m. today
·       On KPBS TV at 6:00 p.m. this evening
·       On KGTV 10News at 7:00 p.m. this evening
·       Through U-T San Diego or Voice of San Diego’s post-debate coverage

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KPBS Wants Your Ideas for Mayoral Debate Questions Posted April 16, 2012

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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Factoid Friday: Young Americans Are Driving Less Than Their Parents Posted April 13, 2012

Factoid FridayAccording 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.

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Equinox Unveils New Issue Snapshots -- Voter Tools Posted April 11, 2012

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.

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Factoid Friday: Meet your friendly neighborhood reverse-osmosis technology firm Posted April 6, 2012

Here’s yet another thing for San Diegans to be proud of…

Factoid FridayA 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."

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