BALBOA PARK ACHIEVES 10 LEED-CERTIFIED BUILDINGS

Rubi BaricuatroBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

On the Path to Becoming One of the Most Sustainable Urban Parks SAN DIEGO, CA (April 19, 2017) – The Balboa Park Cultural Partnership (BPCP) announced today its achievement of LEED certification of 10 Park buildings—bringing it closer to its goal of being a completely sustainable urban park. With the addition of certifications for the Japanese Friendship Garden and San … Read More

LEED in Motion Report Features Balboa Park’s Old Globe Theatre

Rubi BaricuatroBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

Balboa Park’s Old Globe Theatre is featured alongside some of the most impressive green venues in the world in the U.S. Green Building Council’s report, LEED in Motion: Venues. The report highlights the efforts of convention centers, sports venues, performing arts centers, community centers and public assembly spaces to transform their environmental, social and economic footprint through LEED certification. The … Read More

Park Profiles: Meet Janice Rougas!

Veronica AllendeBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, One Park - One Team, Park Profiles

Janice is the Director of Human Resources at the San Diego Museum of Man (SDMoM). By aligning the museum’s internal initiative of World Peace Starts at Home with SDMoM’s mission statement of “Inspiring human connections by exploring the human experience”, Janice works to build an effective and supportive workplace culture for the museum. What do you like most about working … Read More

Snapshots of a Fragile Planet – The Prix Pictet: Disorder Exhibition at the Museum of Photographic Arts

Rubi BaricuatroBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

The Museum of Photographic Art’s (MOPA) current exhibit, Prix Pictet: Disorder, highlights important social and environmental issues through the use of photography. Since 2008, the six cycles of the Prix Pictet have been shown in 63 exhibitions in 54 different cities including Tokyo, London, Hong Kong, New York, Rome, Moscow and Mexico. MOPA has had the privilege of hosting the current … Read More

Park Profiles: Meet Terri Rochon!

Veronica AllendeBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, One Park - One Team

Meet Terri Rochon Terri is the Guest Relations Manager with the Hall of Champions and has been a Balboa Park Team Member for a decade. Her ability to take on multiple tasks while keeping a positive attitude has been a key element of the Hall of Champion’s success. 1. What brought you to Balboa Park, and more specifically, the Hall … Read More

Sustainability Excellence Award

Rubi BaricuatroBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

Balboa Park Cultural Partnership member organizations have made huge strides in sustainability over the past eight years with the help of the Balboa Park Sustainability Program. We are proud of their accomplishments, and for the past three years, have recognized innovative projects with our own Balboa Park Sustainability Awards. Several organizations have also gained national recognition  through  PIC Green’s Sustainability … Read More

Park Profiles: Meet Peter Comiskey!

Veronica AllendeBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, One Park - One Team

Meet Peter Comiskey Peter is the Executive Director of the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership (BPCP). Since taking his role at the BPCP four years ago, the Park has seen a great improvement in the collaborative efforts between organizations and team members. 1. What brought you to San Diego, and more specifically, Balboa Park? I have always had a passion for … Read More

Maker Faire San Diego 2016

Stephania VillarBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Public Events

Maker Faire San Diego 2016

Maker Faire San Diego is BACK! With air rockets, robots, towering sculptures, and a world of virtual reality, you are invited to be creative, engage with amazing technology, and get your hands dirty on October 1+2 in Balboa Park. Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From … Read More

2016 Sustainability Partners’ Breakfast and Awards Ceremony Recap

Rubi BaricuatroBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

On October 17th, the Balboa Park Sustainability Program hosted its 3rd annual Partners’ Breakfast and Sustainability Awards Ceremony. The event brought together more than 100 attendees from 53 organizations including members, thought leaders and implementation specialists for a chance to connect, learn and celebrate sustainability efforts in Balboa Park.    Please follow these links for photo and video content of … Read More

Park Profiles: Meet Jennifer Padilla!

Veronica AllendeBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, One Park - One Team

Meet Jennifer Padilla Jennifer is the Director of Visitor Services at the San Diego Natural History Museum. She was the recipient of the Friends of Balboa Park’s inaugural Betty Peabody Emerging Young Leader Award. You were the inaugural winner of the Betty Peabody Emerging Young Leader in Balboa Park Award, congrats! What was it like to receive this award? Thank you! It … Read More