For the past one hundred years, San Diegans have enjoyed one of America’s greatest urban treasures. But even locals might not know that historic Balboa Park is a cutting-edge showcase for the museum experience of the future. It's true! As the Park's 2015 Centennial Celebration approaches, its non-profit cultural institutions have come together with a dynamic vision for sustainable success in the next hundred years. Forward-thinking organizations all over the country are taking notice.
The San Diego History Center was recently published in the attached case study about their energy efficiency lighting upgrades. These upgrades are currently saving $9,840.00 / year with an additional $2,656.00 savings in mainteenance costs. A special thanks to San Diego Gas & Electric and the City of San Diego for making funding possible.
The Balboa Art Conservation Center is bringing this low-cost, two-day workshop to Balboa Park. It is designed to enable staff in cultural institutions to avoid risks to collections while they support sustainability efforts and pursue opportunities for energy cost reduction.
Don't forget to register for this year's Western Museum Conference for a little bit of Balboa Park in Palm Springs! John Hogan, Operations and Facilities Manager at Museum of Photographic Arts will be joined by lighting contractor and energy efficiency advocate, Travis Nixon and Executive Director of the Balboa Art Conservation Center, Janet Ruggles.
This year Balboa Park Sustainability Program is excited to be participating in the annual Balboa Park Halloween Family Day! In addition to free children’s admission with a paid adult, participating museums and cultural attractions will present a spooky array of hands-on activities, crafts, special tours, storytelling, and other free goodies from 11am to 3pm. We are partnering with PEAK ** to provide themed arts and crafts that teach you about sustainability too!
Looking for a great opportunity to connect with others engaged in making a real difference in our region? Check out the Pacific Southwest Bioneers Gathering! As a community of leadership, Bioneers has influenced and connected numerous leaders and catalyzed emerging leaders, while providing a vital connection point for engaged citizens. The effects ripple out widely. In this time, we’re all called upon to be leaders.
San Diego Solar Program Luncheon: The first countywide San Diego Solar Program seminar is taking place Saturday, May 12 in Balboa Park. This informational presentation at the Mingei Museum will cover solar technology, rebates and incentives, case studies and the countywide San Diego Solar Program. San Diego property owners will learn how to get paid to go solar through participation. The seminar will last approximately one hour and lunch will be provided. RSVP appreciated.