Sustainable Exhibit Design: San Diego Museum of Man’s “Living with Animals”

Rubi BaricuatroBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

Last year the San Diego Museum of Man achieved LEED Gold certification after implementing many sustainable measures and practices in their century-old building. In the process, sustainability became part of the culture at the San Diego Museum of Man and is top-of-mind when developing new programs, planning events or designing exhibits such as Living with Animals. Living with Animals opened March … Read More

BPCP Sustainability Program Receives AAM Sustainability Excellence Award

Rubi BaricuatroBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

The BPCP Sustainability Program is honored to be a 2017 recipient of the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) Sustainability Excellence Award for our Sustainability Studio, which was recognized as a model of sustainable exhibits. The Sustainability Excellence Award is part of the AAM’s PIC Green program, which educates, facilitates and encourages green practices in museums. Balboa Park organizations have been … Read More

BALBOA PARK ACHIEVES 10 LEED CERTIFIED BUILDINGS

Rubi BaricuatroBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

On the Path to Becoming One of the Most Sustainable Urban Parks SAN DIEGO, CA (April 19, 2017) – The Balboa Park Cultural Partnership (BPCP) announced today its achievement of LEED certification of 10 Park buildings—bringing it closer to its goal of being a completely sustainable urban park. With the addition of certifications for the Japanese Friendship Garden and San … Read More

LEED in Motion Report Features Balboa Park’s Old Globe Theatre

Rubi BaricuatroBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

Balboa Park’s Old Globe Theatre is featured alongside some of the most impressive green venues in the world in the U.S. Green Building Council’s report, LEED in Motion: Venues. The report highlights the efforts of convention centers, sports venues, performing arts centers, community centers and public assembly spaces to transform their environmental, social and economic footprint through LEED certification. The … Read More

Snapshots of a Fragile Planet – The Prix Pictet: Disorder Exhibition at the Museum of Photographic Arts

Rubi BaricuatroBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

The Museum of Photographic Art’s (MOPA) current exhibit, Prix Pictet: Disorder, highlights important social and environmental issues through the use of photography. Since 2008, the six cycles of the Prix Pictet have been shown in 63 exhibitions in 54 different cities including Tokyo, London, Hong Kong, New York, Rome, Moscow and Mexico. MOPA has had the privilege of hosting the current … Read More

Sustainability Excellence Award

Rubi BaricuatroBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

Balboa Park Cultural Partnership member organizations have made huge strides in sustainability over the past eight years with the help of the Balboa Park Sustainability Program. We are proud of their accomplishments, and for the past three years, have recognized innovative projects with our own Balboa Park Sustainability Awards. Several organizations have also gained national recognition  through  PIC Green’s Sustainability … Read More

2016 Sustainability Partners’ Breakfast and Awards Ceremony Recap

Rubi BaricuatroBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

On October 17th, the Balboa Park Sustainability Program hosted its 3rd annual Partners’ Breakfast and Sustainability Awards Ceremony. The event brought together more than 100 attendees from 53 organizations including members, thought leaders and implementation specialists for a chance to connect, learn and celebrate sustainability efforts in Balboa Park.    Please follow these links for photo and video content of … Read More

Realize the Power of Energy Analysis

Rich GroussetBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

If your business is looking for ways to reduce its energy use, a smart approach begins with a comprehensive energy analysis. Such an audit typically costs $0.10 to $0.15 per square foot when performed by top-tier engineering talent, but SDG&E is offering no-cost audits for eligible businesses through its Comprehensive Audit Program. What You Get An energy audit will be … Read More

New Partnership with Jimbo’s…Naturally!

Rich GroussetBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

The Balboa Park Cultural Partnership is grateful for its new partnership with a San Diego natural foods grocer! Thanks to the generous donation from Jimbo’s…Naturally! (Horton Plaza location) we are able to offer yummy and organic food items for some upcoming events, as well as gift card donations for raffles. Some of the events supported by this partnership include: October 1 + 2 … Read More