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How Balboa Park Organizations Are Saving Energy with SDG&E’s Business Energy Solutions

Nate Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

For non-profits, finding ways to reduce energy costs can be difficult. There are many barriers they face, including sizable costs for energy-saving equipment and the steep learning curve of energy management. To overcome these obstacles and identify impactful strategies to reduce energy usage, several organizations in Balboa Park participated in San Diego Gas & Electric’s (SDG&E) Business Energy Solutions Program. …

CAUGHT GREEN-HANDED: SUSTAINABLE ART WITH BONNIE CHANCE

Kathryn Salazar Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, Caught Green-Handed, Sustainability Program

We are introducing Caught Green-Handed, a blog series meant to shine the spotlight on eco-champions throughout Balboa Park. We made it our mission to seek out individuals who practice sustainability in their own lives. These eco-friendly people inspire us and they will inspire you, too! This month, Bonnie Chance was Caught Green-Handed creating sustainable art! Bonnie Chance, also known as …

November OPOT Get-Together Recap

Cassie Kaawaloa Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, One Park - One Team

Park staff and volunteers enjoyed a visit from the San Diego Humane Society’s Pet-Assisted Therapy (P-AT) program for a chance to “de-stress” with pets for the November 2019 OPOT Get-Together. The P-AT program provides people of all ages in care facilities the chance to experience the joys of pet ownership and corporate groups a relaxing break with visits from socialized …

October OPOT Get-Together Recap

Cassie Kaawaloa Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, One Park - One Team

Thanks to the friendly and experienced docents at The Old Globe, Park staff and volunteers got an inside look at the magic backstage of the Old Globe theatres at the October OPOT Get-Together. More than 60 Park team members enjoyed behind-the-scenes tours of the Globe’s three stages in Balboa Park including the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the 580-seat …

Balboa Park Celebrates Energy Efficiency Day 2019!

Kathryn Salazar Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

On October 2nd, several Cultural Partnership members along with the collaborative effort of dozens of energy efficiency advocacy groups around the nation joined together to spread awareness on energy usage for Energy Efficiency Day. Energy Efficiency Day’s message is simple: “Save Money. Cut Carbon. Breathe Easier.” It is a reminder of our wasted energy on daily activities. This annual awareness event …

Reducing Food Waste at the Fleet Science Center

Nate Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

As a non-profit that embraces sustainability, the Fleet Science Center’s Green Team is always researching how they can reduce their environmental footprint.  After studying the types of waste produced in their facility, they set the goal to reduce how much food they send to the landfill by implementing innovative food donation services and composting programs. Through the methods they adopted …

Meet Travis Ballenger!

Cassie Kaawaloa Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, One Park - One Team, Park Profiles

Travis Ballenger is the Associate Artistic Director at The Old Globe! Having recently joined The Old Globe earlier this year, Travis brings a wealth of knowledge from previous roles producing shows across the country.  Can you tell us a bit about your role as associate artistic director for those who might not be familiar?  I am one of two associate …

OPOT Get-Together Recap: Animal Encounters

Cassie Kaawaloa Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, One Park - One Team

The September OPOT Get-Together brought Park staff and volunteers to the San Diego Zoo for an exclusive after-hours adventure. Hosted by the Education and Premium Experiences department, guests enjoyed an interactive meet-and-greet with the Zoo’s digital puppet, Roberta Zebra; as well as an animal ambassador keeper talk and a trip on the twilight bus tour. Thanks to the educators and …

Performing an Energy Audit at Casa del Prado

Nate Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

As part of the on-going LEED recertification process for four buildings in Balboa Park, a group of volunteers and staff from the San Diego Green Building Council’s Green Assistance Program and our Sustainability Program performed an energy audit of Casa del Prado. In this energy audit, the building was surveyed and analyzed to create a picture of how energy is …