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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.
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 »
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? Read More »
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 »