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

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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!

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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

Meet Jason Mizerek!

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Jason Mizerek is Manager of Educator Programs at the Fleet Science Center. In his role Jason oversees and facilitates professional development, resources and workshops for TK-12 teachers, informal educators, after-school providers and the higher education community. How did you become Manager of Educator Programs at the Fleet Science Center? I’ve been in informal education for over a decade, mostly on … Read More

Sustainability Tips for Non-Profits: Lessons Learned from Balboa Park in 2019

Sustainability ProgramBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

Non-profits have an important role to play in reducing global emissions, but it can be difficult to reduce your environmental impact if you have limited resources. Based on efforts in Balboa Park from the past year, below are some tips for non-profits and businesses with limited budgets that are looking to use less energy and find new ways to be … Read More

CAUGHT GREEN-HANDED: SUSTAINABLE TOTE BAGS WITH MARY ALICE KESSLER

Kathryn SalazarBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Caught Green-Handed, Sustainability Program

Caught Green-Handed is a new 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! Mary Alice Kessler, also known as “The Bag Lady,” is a volunteer for the Botany Department … Read More

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

Sustainability ProgramBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

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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. … Read More