Did you know that green buildings typically reduce 24 to 50 percent of their energy use, 40 percent of their water use, and reduce solid waste production by 70 percent compared to conventional buildings? The 2011 Green Business Challenge – the first program of its kind on the West Coast – was created to help tenants in the Port of San Diego reduce their environmental impact in the areas of energy, water, waste, air, sustainable business practices and sustainable development. Participating businesses ranged from large industrial and maritime tenants to hotels, restaurants and small businesses.
[caption id="attachment_72481" align="aligncenter" width="607"] These vegetarian restaurants in California are so good, you'll never miss the meat.[/caption] California’s healthy, eco-friendly mentality is so prevalent that it spreads to practically every aspect of the lives of its residents, so it’s no surprise that some of the best vegetarian restaurants in the country can be found in this sunny state. If you want your plate to be filled with healthy, meat-free options, check out these vegetarian restaurants in California.
[caption id="attachment_68335" align="aligncenter" width="607"] Off-leash dog parks are great places to let your pooch run free while you get to know some fellow dog lovers.[/caption] If you're a pet lover who has recently moved to San Diego, it can be tough finding like-minded folks that share your passion for pets. So check out our handy guide for San Diego pet lovers. For all you San Diego dog lovers, check out Meetup.com, where several dog groups have already formed.
[caption id="attachment_72421" align="aligncenter" width="607"] Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, located in Valencia, is one of southern California's best water parks.[/caption] Though summertime is almost over, the weather in Southern California is still warm and calls for plenty of outdoor activities. Luckily, Southern California offers up plenty of things to do, whether you’re with your friends or family, including bike trails, fishing trips, snorkeling and beach trips, as well as water parks. Get out of your apartment and celebrate the end of summer with your friends and family at one of these Southern California water parks.
Photo Credit: iStockphoto/onfilm Long after trains were introduced and helped propel the United States into the Industrial Age, model train sets appeared on the scene and appealed to children as toys. According to www.modeltrainstoday.com, the Marklin company produced the…