Two Members Going LEED with the Help from the Community

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!

BPCP Presents at AAM Annual Meeting and Expo

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.

Green Boot Camp

Educating Middle School Teachers with Honeywell
Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

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. 

Energy Showcase 2013

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina Pavilion
1380 Harbor Island Drive
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
The 2013 Energy Showcase returns to the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. Featuring over 75 local, national and international exhibitors showcasing cutting-edge, energy-saving technologies and services, the event is designed to help your business save energy and money.

BPCP Awarded SDG&E 2013 Energy Showcase

BPCP has been honored with the San Diego Gas & Electric 2013 Energy Champion Award in the category for Non-Profits.  With 2012 annual energy savings of 1,059,689 kilowatt-hours of electricity and 7,660 therms of natural gas, our cultural institutions made an environmental impact equivalent to taking 164 cars off our roads from the mitigated greenhouse gas emissions. 

UCSD's Calit2 hosts The Greenovation Forum: International Year of Water Cooperation

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.

Announcing the Rory Ruppert Foundation

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. 

Sustainability Themes Identified on March 8 Walk About

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:

Sustainable Culture: A Balboa Park Walk About

Four tour locations: Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego History Center, The Old Globe Theatre
Friday, May 17, 2013 - 8:00am - 12:00pm

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The Balboa Park Cultural Partnership serves as the collaborative body and collective voice for 26 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.