Quality of Life Dashboard rates status of regional sustainability issues
CSE’s Equinox Project has released the 2018 San Diego Regional Quality of Life Dashboard, which assesses top economic and environmental indicators to gauge the region’s progress toward sustainability.
A major concern for San Diegans is traffic. No one likes to sit in their car stalled on the freeway. It takes away from being with friends and family, causes unneeded stress and can even affect our health. After all, didn’t many of us move to San Diego so that we didn’t have to drive in L.A. or Orange counties?
The average San Diegan disposes of 5.5 pounds of trash per day, which does not include what goes into the recycle or green waste bin. How does that compare to other regions? San Diego continues to dispose of more waste per capita than the state average at 4.9 pounds of trash per person per day and more than other major urban California counties, including Los Angeles.
Group behind Quality of Life Dashboard elects Peter MacCracken as chairman
The Center for Sustainable Energy’s Equinox Project is prepared to tackle San Diego’s quality-of-life issues with a newly installed advisory board that reads like a who’s who of key San Diego influencers in the environmental, sustainability and economic sectors.
In November, The San Diego Foundation awarded $410,522 in grants to eight innovative public-private partnerships and nonprofit programs focused on water resilience and developing smart cities prepared for the impacts of climate change in the San Diego region.