Sustainability Plays a Leading Role in the Museum of Photographic Arts’ Theater Remodel

Written By: Kelly Hagarty

The Museum of Photographic Arts recently remodeled its Joan and Irwin Jacobs Theater. Although theatergoers will be excited to experience the new state-of-the-art projector donated by Christie Digital and Las Patronas, it is the sustainability features that have the Balboa Park Sustainability Program delighted. When redesigning the updated theater, MOPA chose to use products and companies that have a lower impact on the environment.

BPCP Sustainability Showcase and Expo

The Partners' Breakfast will be at a different location
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 10:00am - 3:30pm

The BPCP Sustainability Showcase and Expo is an annual event that brings together San Diego community and Park stakeholders to build awareness on current sustainability issues. Through multiple channels of participation and networking, attendees make connections of how these issues are being addressed in Balboa Park.

This event is open and free to the public. A sustainable lunch will be available for purchase by Urban Eats!


Sustainability Fundraiser Dinner

On August 28, 2014, in partnership with REXEL, BPCP will include a first-ever Sustainability Fundraiser Dinner to help leverage sustainability projects within Balboa Park’s institutions. Contact Jessica.Rinaman@bpcp.org if you would like to participate in the Fundraiser Dinner.

Balboa Park Sustainability Council

Monday, August 25, 2014 - 11:15am - Monday, September 1, 2014 - 12:30pm

Meeting of community sustainability experts, Park stakeholders and government representatives interested in promoting sustainability throughout Balboa Park.

Green Team Meeting

Friday, August 1, 2014 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Monthly meeting of Balboa Park staff interested in promoting sustainability throughout Balboa Park.

Summer Energy-Savings Tips for Businesses

The bottom line of running a successful business is to make all your dollars count. Cutting back unnecessary energy use keeps hard-earned money in your pocket. Here are ideas, including no cost solutions to energy-saving investments when you are ready to replace equipment or remodel. Check out current rebates and incentives at sdge.com/good4biz.

LEED Certification Update for Balboa Park Tenants, July 2014

Casa del Prado, House of Charm, and Casa de Balboa are LEED-ing the way to a sustainable future for Balboa Park! July marks the end of the LEED Performance Period for these institutions. The next three months will be focused on documentation and wrapping up outstanding items.

9th Annual Energy Showcase Helps Businesses Save Money and Energy

SDG&E recognized 10 local business customers at the 9th Annual Energy Showcase as Energy Champions for their outstanding results in energy efficiency and conservation last month.  BPCP was proud to be recognized with this honor last year and excited to see our Local Government Partner, City of Chula Vista win within the Government sector this year!

The following Energy Champion award winners were named during the May event:

Biomimicry Educational Workshop Series: Gateway to Nature's Genius: Part 4

SDG&E Energy Innovation Center 4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd San Diego, CA 92117
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 12:30pm - 4:00pm


Biomimicry Educational Workshop Series: Integrating Biology into Design: Part 3

SDG&E Energy Innovation Center 4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd San Diego, CA 92117
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 8:30am - 12:00pm


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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.