Learn Together: How to Create a Culture of Change with Quincey Penn

Kristen Mihalko

Join the Parkwide IDEA Working Group on Tuesday, November 16 from 10:00am – 11:15am, to learn about DEI theories and practice from Quincey Penn, Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance. Without formal education we often learn about DEI through our personal observations and experiences. In this presentation Quincey will share the 9 theories of … Read More

A Bright Future at The Old Globe

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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!

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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


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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

Increasing Green Building Operations in Balboa Park

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Though some organizations in Balboa Park have not reopened, many are taking the opportunity to plan for improvements to their facilities. Our program assisted in enrolling Casa de Balboa, House of Hospitality, Japanese Friendship Garden, Museum of Us, San Diego Natural History Museum, Spanish Village Art Center, The San Diego Museum of Art, The Old Globe, and the Timken Museum … Read More


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On August 26th, 2020, the Sustainability Program hosted our third annual E-Waste Collection Event at Balboa Park for the Cultural Partnership’s members. During this event, organizations in the Park recycled their e-waste in a way that is safe for the environment. In collaboration with San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), the Fleet Science Center, and EnviroGreen Recycling Services, our event … Read More


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The San Diego Natural History Museum, also known as The Nat, has always been an eco champion, leading the charge to a greener future with its sustainability initiatives. They have addressed their environmental impact in numerous aspects of their organization, from their use of sustainably produced paint and carpets, to their exhibit display furniture and mounts created in-house. Through SDG&E’s … Read More