The U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a voluntary green building tool that addresses the entire building lifecycle, recognizing best-in-class building strategies. Currently Balboa Park is home to three LEED certified Buildings. With help from our local chapter of the USGBC and community volunteers, two Balboa Park Cultural Partnership members are looking to join the LEED team in Balboa Park this year! This will bring us to the half-way mark of our Centennial goal of 10 LEED certified buildings in the Park!
With the energy and conversation still buzzing, it’s hard to believe the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo ended over two weeks ago. Sustainability had a stronger presence this year than ever before! PIC Green* held a Summit on Sustainability Standards in Museums. The proceedings will be collected in a white paper to be published by PIC Green and the American Alliance of Museums.
This program is in partnership with Honeywell and is an extension of BPCP's Sustainability Walk-About series. Honeywell's Green Boot Camp is an intensive five-day, hands-on interactive educational experience to help educators become familiar with the latest methods of instruction to teach green and sustainable topics, methods, lessons and concepts to middle school students at their respective schools.
2013 was designated by the United Nation General Assembly as the year to put the issue of providing freshwater access around the globe on the forefront of all agendas and to address the importance of a multidisciplinary approach and cooperation to effectively manage freshwater resources. Join UCSD's Calit2 for The Greenovation Forum: International Year of Water Cooperation on Wednesday, April 10 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public but registration is required.
Rory was a true force of nature, a wise companion, and a visionary who has left an indelible mark on our community. In the same way that she cultivated a thriving program to help "Green Balboa Park," Rory cultivated abiding friendships, leaving us with memories that will not soon be forgotten. Those who had the honor of knowing and working with Rory - and there are many of us - recall the bright spirit, smile, and energy that she exhibited in her life and work.
Thank you to all who contributed and participated in a very successful walk about on Friday, March 8, 2013. Each time BPCP hosts an event in this informal learning series, the community learns something new about Balboa Park’s sustainability work, institutions and exhibits. Participants identified Park-wide themes throughout the tour and discussed their impressions of Balboa Park’s greening efforts. Here are just some of the themes that came out of the four locations: