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SDG&E Annual Energy Showcase

Happy Earth Week! Although the SDG&E Energy Showcase is still a few months away, make it your Earth Week pledge to learn more about what you can do for the environment.

The Art of Recycling: The San Diego Art Institute’s Journey Towards Zero Waste

Written by Kelly Hagarty

Kerstin Robers, Director of Operations, leads by example as she personaly sorts through SDAI's waste.

 

Greening Balboa Park: Celebration and Cultivation of Corporate Partnerships

Friday, March 27, 2015 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Registration begins at 3:30 PM

Home to more than 85 organizations, acres of unique gardens and stunning architecture, Balboa Park is the crown jewel of San Diego. The cultural institutions are symbols of the City’s identity and a community of inspiration and creativity.

Through this exclusive Walk-About, participants will go behind the scenes with museum staff to learn how Balboa Park’s cultural non-profits have saved 8.6 million kWh, an equivalent of adding $1,300,000 of arts and culture programs. Contact jessica.travis@bpcp.org for more information.

Local Government Partnership Walk-About

Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 10:00am - 12:30pm
Registration begins at 9:30 AM. Coffee will be served.

 

Members of the San Diego Local Government Partnership are invited to join the Sustainability Program for a behind the scenes tour of several energy efficient institutions in Balboa Park.

 
 
 
Note: This tour is only available to members of the San Diego Local Government Partnership. If you are interested in a Walk-About for your company, please contact sustainability@bpcp.org.

2014 Year in Review

This year, we have been busy greening the Park and preparing for the highly anticipated 2015 Centennial. As a new year begins, we plan to keep the momentum and innovation going to elevate, celebrate and promote Balboa Park as a leader in sustainability.

Accomplishments

Savings Numbers In 2014

Balboa Park institutions, with the help of SDG&E’s incentives and rebates and On-Bill financing, have completed the following in 2014:

Kiosk Location Schedule

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 1:00pm - Friday, July 31, 2015 - 8:00pm

The BPCP Sustainability Kiosk will travel to different institutions throughout the year.

Schedule:

  • February-May: Casa de Balboa
  • August-October: San Diego Automotive Museum
  • November-January: Spanish Village (Tentative)
  • February-April: TBD
  • May-July: TBD

 

*If your institution is interested in hosting the kiosk, please contact sustainability@bpcp.org.

California Public Utilities Commissioner Carla Peterman Visits Balboa Park

Earlier this week the CA Public Utilities Commissioner, Carla Peterman visited Balboa Park. As an emerging authority on energy policy, Commissioner Peterman serves on the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners and noted in her speech on Monday that she hopes other cultural institutions in the nation follow Balboa Park's lead.

2014 Sustainability Expo Recap

Energy Action Month may be over, but attendees of the Balboa Park Sustainability Program’s annual Sustainability Expo at the Japanese Friendship Garden will see the savings from their new LED light bulbs for years. TechniArt sold 889 Products (270 LED 3 packs, 72 LED down lights and 7 low flow showerheads). Staff and community members will see savings of $104,878 over the life of the bulbs!

2014 Partners' Breakfast Recap

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The Balboa Park Cultural Partnership serves as the collaborative body and collective voice for 28 arts, science, and cultural institutions in Balboa Park. Together we achieve greater effectiveness, innovation, and excellence and contribute to the vitality and sustainability of Balboa Park. Our collective 500 trustees, 7,000 volunteers, and 3,500 staff serve more than 6.2 million visitors annually.