Our Mission

Turning research into action to help achieve a healthier environment, stronger economy and informed civic engagement for all.


The Equinox Project is a nonpartisan policy initiative that inspires, informs and engages the public and decision-makers in crafting better solutions to regional challenges. Rather than focusing on just one issue, Equinox focuses on the intersecting issues that together shape regional quality of life.

Our products are crafted to make complex issues tangible and clear, present practical options and propose potential solutions linked to measurable benchmarks and goals. Equinox specializes in

  • Tracking key environmental and economic indicators through our Regional Quality of Life Dashboard
  • Producing data-backed policy white papers and thought pieces addressing environmental and economic indicator issues (Check out our innovative research)
  • Communicating data and policy research to inform the public and influence decision-makers (Request a presentation)
  • Engaging young adults to participate in regional environmental and economic issues to ensure a growing generation of informed and civically engaged residents (Learn more about Leaders 2020)

Originating in 2009 in the San Diego region, Equinox developed as a credible source for balanced public policy research and analysis. Although the San Diego region is still our main project area, Equinox is broadening its reach to other local governments and regions in California and beyond. Interested in having Equinox in your city? Contact us.

Equinox continues to be a vital and relevant resource for the region.

Core Values

Advisory Board

Equinox Project’s Advisory Board helps guide its mission and programs. Comprised of leaders from the business and sustainability communities, the board is passionate about the balance of a strong economy and healthy environment to improve quality of life.

Principal, Strategic Communications
Sr. Director, Strategy and Analysis, Qualcomm Inc.
Dir. Planning & Environmental Affairs, SD Cty Regional Airport Authority
Chief Sustainability Officer, Economic Development, City of SD
President & CEO, SD County Taxpayers Association
President & CEO, Cleantech San Diego
Dir. Public Outreach & Conservation, SD County Water Authority
CEO and Founder, Sustainability Matters
President & CEO, San Diego Habitat for Humanity
Community Relations Manager, SDG&E
Assistant Director, Energy Policy Initiatives Center, USD