A Bright Future at The Old Globe

Rubi BaricuatroBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

The Old Globe is brightening their buildings by installing LEDs in their offices and offsite facility. These upgrades will help save over 10,000 kWh of electricity a year!  The Old Globe was able to utilize SDG&E’s Business Energy Solutions (BES) program to replace lighting at their offsite facility. Through the BES program, they replaced about 80% of the old fluorescent … Read More

Meet Leslie Yu!

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

Leslie Yu is the Community Programs Coordinator for the Friends of Balboa Park. While we have been away, Leslie has been hard at work delegating various programs and ensuring that the park is even more beautiful than we had left it.   Tell us what led you to become the Community Programs Coordinator for the Friends of Balboa Park? My … Read More

SDG&E RELEASES SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGY TO ADVANCE CARBON NEUTRALITY

Rubi BaricuatroBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

Amid the growing urgency to address climate change and its impacts, San Diego Gas & Electric released a comprehensive sustainability strategy with aspirational goals in the areas of environmental stewardship, clean transportation, grid modernization, community engagement and company operations to support California’s clean energy ambitions. The company’s holistic approach to sustainability builds on environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles, as … Read More

Balboa Park Organizations Show Their Support

Kristen MihalkoBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, One Park - One Team

Balboa Park organizations expressed their solidarity with the black community this past week. We wanted to gather their messages in one place as a reminder that we are dedicated to supporting our communities. WorldBeat Cultural Center Makeda Dread, Founder and Director of the WorldBeat Cultural Center, cooks and shares how she cares for her community in San Diego. You can … Read More

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