STAY (GREEN) AT HOME 

Kathryn SalazarBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

Since we are all staying at home and may have some time on our hands, why not kick start personal green efforts! Now more than ever it is important to look at ways to be sustainable where you live (and perhaps now work). Starting simple with one practice at a time can lead to a few or more eco-friendly habits … Read More

Balboa Park Leads in Environmental Sustainability for Urban Parks

Kathryn SalazarBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

The  Park’s  Sustainability  Legacy  Continues  Through  LEED  Building  Recertifications A downloadable version of this release can be found here. Issued April 14, 2020 Updated April 14, 2020 Balboa Park, San Diego, CA – The Balboa Park Cultural Partnership has announced the achievement of four LEED building recertifications in famous Balboa Park. This achievement is a testament to the continued commitment of … Read More

Spring is in Bloom!

Kristen MihalkoBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, One Park - One Team

  Spring is officially in bloom! This week our museum friends kicked off spring by sharing “flower bouquets” with each other! Check out these wholesome tweets. 1. Timken Museum of Art Museum flower delivery! To some of our wonderful neighbors: @BalboaPark @SDMA @MingeiMuseum @JapaneseGarden @museumofman hope this hand-picked #MuseumBouquet from the Timken’s collection will brighten your day 💐See you again … Read More

Powering Sustainability at San Diego Museum of Man

Kathryn SalazarBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

San Diego Museum of Man kicked off 2020 in a sustainable fashion by furthering their green initiatives. They are continuing towards accomplishing goals set out in their Sustainability Action Plan for 2020. Whether it is improving their building efficiency or sustainable practices, the San Diego Museum of Man believes in creating a healthy community and environment for its guests and … Read More

Meet Shannon Foley!

Jazmine RogersBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, One Park - One Team, Park Profiles, Uncategorized

Shannon Foley is the Manager of Education at Mingei International Museum. In the midst of the museum’s renovations, Shannon is leading the way to see the continuation of art education and deepening of relationships with local organizations, such as The New Children’s Museum.   How did you become the Manager of Education at Mingei International Museum? I began at Mingei … Read More

6 Energy-Saving Tips for Winter from Venues in Balboa Park

Sustainability ProgramBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program, Uncategorized

During the winter months, building operators have to work hard to keep their customers and employees warm and comfortable. By implementing a few easy strategies, organizations in Balboa Park have been able to cut their energy use during these critical months. Here are six tips used by Balboa Park venues that can help reduce your winter energy costs without having … Read More

Meet Zia Hance!

One Park One TeamBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, One Park - One Team, Park Profiles

Zia Hance is the Content Coordinator at the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership. In her role, Zia creates creative content for the Explorer Pass Program marketing and the Balboa Park social media channels.    How did you become content coordinator at the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership? I started with the Cultural Partnership in December 2018 as a Ticketing Representative with the … Read More

SAN DIEGO ZOO’S BATTERY ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM

Kathryn SalazarBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

On January 21st, the San Diego Zoo held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the successful installation of a new onsite battery storage system. This 1 megawatt (MW)/4 megawatt-hour (MWh) Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) is located on Zoo property and will be essential in offsetting energy during the day when electricity is in highest demand. As mentioned by San Diego … Read More

Upgrading with LEDs at the Centro Cultural de la Raza

Sustainability ProgramBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

LED bulbs can make a big difference in any building. From lower energy costs to higher quality lighting, there are many reasons to make the switch to LEDs. Our Sustainability Program works with multiple member organizations in Balboa Park, like the Centro Cultural de la Raza, to offer energy saving resources like SDG&E’s Business Energy Solutions program. When the staff … Read More