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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.
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: http://sandiegometro.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/SD-METRO-APRIL-2012.pdf Read More »
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? Read More »
This 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. Read More »
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.) Read More »
The top candidates for mayor in the City of San Diego will debate today, and here’s how you can follow along: Read More »
· 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
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.)
Read More »
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 »