The IEA Blog serves as the association’s public voice in the pursuit to find harmony for business development and environmental protection. As the recognized expert on environmental issues, the IEA strives to produce relevant and timely information to update and educate both environmental health professionals and the greater community.

Summer Emergency Preparedness for Business

With the days growing longer and the weather growing warmer, many San Diegans welcome the change of season with vacations, beach days and BBQs. Although this season can be fun, let’s not forget how dangerous elevated temperatures can be. Moisture, high heat and wind tend to the perfect recipe for fire season. Are you prepared […]

Power Your Drive

Is Your Facility Prepared for an Influx of Plug-in Electric Vehicles? The San Diego region is about 10 percent of the state. If Governor Brown’s goal is reached of 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles on California roads by 2025, our region could see 150,000 on our streets. It’s not a question of “if” I will be […]

Car Talk: Today’s EV Choices

Everyday more and more people in the greater San Diego region are excited about electric vehicles (EVs) and their positive impact on local air quality. With almost 40% of our state’s greenhouse gas emissions come from transportation, we are seeing a larger discussion around how we can reduce air impacts and keep the planet sustainable […]

EV Charging Station Requests on the Rise

With more than 13,000 electric vehicles (EV) on our region’s roads the need for charging is increasing. While most drivers charge at home, they are increasingly looking to employers to offer charging so they can extend their electric miles for their commute. For employers, charging stations at work can help attract and retain employees, demonstrate […]

2014 Earth Day

IEA Celebrated it’s 10th Annual Earth Day Fair with Supervisor Greg Cox and I Love a Clean San Diego earlier this April. The event included 16 booths, comprised of County Departments, local businesses, and nonprofit organizations, set-up in the Courtyard of the County Operations Center. The theme of the day was “Teaching the 5 R’s: […]

Priority Products List Coming Soon…

…no later than April 1, to be exact, and maybe as early as DTSC’s March 17 public hearing. To review: DTSC published its list of “candidate chemicals” in September 2013. This is the working list from which DTSC will develop its list of priority products, i.e., products containing these chemicals which pose health risks to […]