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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.

Finally--Voter Tools Focused on Quality of Life Issues Posted May 31, 2012

Election Priori-meterAs 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.

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Factoid Friday: Purified Recycled Drinking Water Is Cleaner Than You Think Posted May 25, 2012

Factoid FridayDid 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?

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Update on Recycled Water: Advances in water recycling approved by San Diego City Council NR&C Committee Posted May 25, 2012

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.

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Factoid Friday: How much does it cost to own a car? Posted May 18, 2012

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.

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Factoid Friday: How Does Your Community Stack Up on Green Space? Posted May 11, 2012

Factoid FridayAccording 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.

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Factoid Friday: San Diego Ranks 18 of 25 on Transit Access Posted May 4, 2012

Factoid FridayWalk 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.

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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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