Exploring Energy Efficiency for Balboa Park’s 2019 LEED Efforts

Nate Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

We are excited to partner again with the San Diego Green Building Council to relaunch the Green Assistance Program (GAP) in Balboa Park. Through this program, green building professionals from the San Diego community will volunteer to help nine non-profit organizations in Balboa Park achieve LEED recertification, while attaining LEED project experience. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, …

March OPOT Get-Together Recap

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

The March One Park One Team Get-Together featured a special art demonstration by one of the Park’s very own Spanish Village artists. Led and co-hosted by mixed media artist Daphne Gaylord, Park employees and volunteers enjoyed a step-by-step demonstration on how to make an acrylic paint pour in the heart of the Spanish Village Art Center plaza. With Daphne’s guidance, …

Successful Strategies to Improve Recycling at Events: Accomplishments at the Cherry Blossom Festival

Nate Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

After benchmarking the recycling and waste at the Japanese Friendship Garden’s Cherry Blossom Festival in 2018, we were excited to work with their staff to put sustainability efforts into action at this year’s event. We specifically focused on “waste diversion” – the practice of reducing how much trash you send to the landfill by increasing how much you recycle or …

6th Annual Trustees Connected Celebration

Cassie Kaawaloa Balboa Park Cultural Partnership

The Balboa Park Cultural Partnership’s 6th Annual Trustees Connected event united more than 300 Trustees from the Park’s 29 member organizations to acknowledge the 32,400 annual hours that Park stakeholders dedicate to overseeing governance, fundraising and overall support of Balboa Park each year. The 2019 theme The Rejuvenation of Balboa Park reflected the many exciting new projects that will contribute to …

Meet Rubi Baricuatro!

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

Rubi Baricuatro is the manager of the Balboa Park Sustainability Program, a program of the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership. Before joining the Cultural Partnership, she worked within the Fleet Science Center’s education department and also led the institution’s Green Team! Now, Rubi oversees initiatives to advance Balboa Park toward a socially, environmentally and economically sustainable future. How did you become …

Balboa Park Conservancy: Preserving Balboa Park’s Urban Forest

Nate Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

The Balboa Park Conservancy is continuing to offer an outstanding example of environmental protection through their new Tree Stewards volunteer program. Through this initiative, the Conservancy trains volunteers on how to take care of Balboa Park’s vibrant, urban forest. Volunteers will learn important skills including tree identification, proper planting techniques, irrigation of new and established trees, and general tree maintenance. …

January OPOT Get-Together Recap

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

For the January OPOT Get-Together, One Park One Team partnered with the San Diego Automotive Museum to host an exclusive tour of the institution’s “Three Decades in the Rearview,” exhibition in celebration of their 30th anniversary. Led by Museum Curator and Education Director Pandora Paúl, Park team members enjoyed a tour of the exhibition which celebrated the technology and culture around …

Meet Zack Stevens!

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

Zack Stevens is a Visitor Services Lead at the San Diego Natural History Museum where he helps supervise the Visitor Services team in daily customer service operations. Zack has worked for The Nat for almost five years and was instrumental in designing and building their newest addition, the Escape the Nat escape room! How did you become visitor services lead …