Balboa Park Pledges to go Strawless in April!

Kelsey CeccarelliBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

With the arrival of the month of April comes nicer San Diego weather and, of course, Earth Month. April is always full of sustainability initiatives to celebrate Earth Month and Balboa Park is no exception. This year, to celebrate and to avoid single-use plastic straws, staff members of 13 Balboa Park organizations have signed a pledge to go strawless for … Read More

San Diego Civic Youth Ballet: Recycling, Reusing & Redesigning Costumes

Rubi BaricuatroBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

San Diego Civic Youth Ballet has been the resident classic ballet school in Balboa Park for over 70 years, providing high-quality, affordable, year-round training in the Casa del Prado studios for students ages 4 to adult. In addition, San Diego Civic Youth Ballet is able to provide a special arts and culture opportunity to over 600 students in San Diego public schools through their … Read More

Park Profiles: Meet Julia Falkowski!

Veronica AllendeBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, One Park - One Team, Park Profiles

Julia is the Project & Production Specialist with  Balboa Park Online Collaborative. Since starting with BPOC, Julia’s adaptability and  positive perspective have been a lending hand to the various projects she has worked on. From the Balboa Park Centennial website to the telepresence robot, Julia continues to provide her production expertise to the Park. How did you start working with Balboa … Read More

Small Measures Make Big Impacts: Composting at the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory

Rubi BaricuatroBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

The arts and culture organizations within Balboa Park range in size from a staff of two to the largest with over 300 employees. We get excited when we can spotlight the sustainability initiatives in the small-but-mighty organizations because they usually face the biggest challenges with limited staff, time, space and budgets. The San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory runs with … Read More

Park Profiles: Meet Marisa Nolan!

Veronica AllendeBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, One Park - One Team, Park Profiles

Marisa Nolan is the Operations Assistant at the Timken Museum of Art. She is relatively new to San Diego and Balboa Park, but her positive outlook, participation, and love for the arts has already cemented her voice. Marisa is also a new member of the Emerging Museum Professional’s Membership Committee, and is an active attendee of the OPOT Get-Togethers. How did you … Read More

Apply for a Sustainability Excellence Award!

Rubi BaricuatroBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

The Balboa Park Sustainability Program (BPSP) has supported member organization’s sustainability efforts over the past ten years. We are proud of the accomplishments park-wide and appreciate PIC Green, a program of the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), efforts to recognize innovative projects through the Sustainability Excellence Awards (SEA). PIC Green conceived the Sustainability Excellence Award in order to advance the mission of establishing museums … Read More

Park Profiles: Meet Alison Hendrickson!

Veronica AllendeBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, One Park - One Team, Park Profiles

Alison Hendrickson is the Visitor and Volunteer Engagement Manager at the San Diego History Center. Alison’s proactive attitude and passion for history, paired with her ability to create meaningful connections whilst being open minded, allow her to create a positive impression on both guests and volunteers of the Center. 1. How did you begin working at the San Diego History … Read More

2017 Sustainability Partners’ Breakfast Recap

Rubi BaricuatroBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

On its fourth year, the Balboa Park Sustainability Partners’ Breakfast and Sustainability Awards Ceremony keeps growing through partnerships with local sustainability organizations. The event brought together 149 attendees from 73 organizations including members, thought leaders and implementation specialists for a chance to connect, learn, and celebrate sustainability efforts in Balboa Park. Welcome Remarks Sustainability Director, Jessica Travis, introduced the theme … Read More