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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.
A letter from Equinox Center Executive Director Ann Tartre
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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?
In honor of World Oceans Day today, Factoid Friday takes a look at local beach clean-up data and asks: what's the #1 source of trash found on San Diego beaches each year?
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Is biking safe? Fear of traffic is one of the top reasons people don't bike, but statistically, biking is safer than other modes of travel, says a recent article in Sunset magazine. This neat infographic in this month's issue shows a comparison... Read More »
As Equinox Center's latest “2012 Election Priori-meter” (pictured) reveals, a few issues have dominated the key local races this year, and topics like solving our region’s ever-increasing traffic or ensuring clean beaches and drinking water simply aren’t among them. You could spend hours sifting through media coverage and candidate websites just to uncover what candidates have to say about issues you care about. Or you can take two minutes right now to check out our side-by-side Candidate Comparisons. We've posted a variety of other 2012 Election voter tools on our website -- just in time for the June 5 primaries. Read More »
Did you know that studies show advanced treatment (a process known as "Indirect Potable Reuse") creates purified water with fewer contaminants than San Diego County’s existing imported water supply? Read More »
In case you missed the good news this week (“Recycled Water Getting a Second Look”), a two-year recycled water study has been completed and considered by the City of San Diego Natural Resources & Culture (NR&C) Committee NR&C. Read More »
AAA released the results of its annual ‘Your Driving Costs’ study recently, revealing a 1.9 percent rise in the yearly costs to own and operate a sedan in the U.S. The average cost is currently estimated at nearly $9,000 per year, based upon 15,000 miles of annual driving. Read More »
According to Equinox’s 2012 Quality of Life Dashboard, on
average, there are 404 acres of accessible park per
1,000 people in San Diego County. Read More »
Walk Score released its first rankings of transit systems last week. The report ranks San Diego 18th among the largest 25 cities based on frequency of service, type of route, and distance to the nearest stop on the route on a block-by-block basis. Read More »