It’s More Than a Statement: Equity at Work

One Park One Team

Equity in arts and culture is at the forefront of everyone’s mind. In fact, the Commission for Arts & Culture requested equity statements (along with evidence of practice) from OSP funded organizations in end of year reporting. With many funders prioritizing equity and diversity, it’s important for nonprofits to not only have policies in place but to create a culture …

2020 Smith Leadership Symposium

Kristen Mihalko

Everyone is a leader, no matter what your job title or area of responsibility. Join your arts, science, and culture colleagues for a day of exploration of your role as a leader, wherever you stand in your organization. The 2020 Smith Leadership Symposium will provide all participants with a day of learning, growth, reflection, and support.

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 …

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 …

SAN DIEGO ZOO’S BATTERY ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM

Kathryn Salazar Balboa 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 …

January OPOT Get-Together: Winter Paradice!

One Park One Team

Lace up your skates and try out the Fleet Science Center’s new ice skating rink at the January OPOT Get-Together! Guests can try out the synthetic ice-skating rink with fellow Park teammates and learn about the science behind this cool phenomenon. Join OPOT on Thursday, January 23 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Fleet Science Center. Guests can also get cozy and enjoy …

Upgrading with LEDs at the Centro Cultural de la Raza

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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 …

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 …

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

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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 …

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

Kathryn Salazar Balboa 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 …