It’s More Than a Statement: Equity at Work

Cassie Kaawaloa

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 …

January OPOT Get-Together: Winter Paradice!

Cassie Kaawaloa

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

Nate Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

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!

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

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

Nate Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

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 …

December OPOT Get-Together: Morning Coffee!

Cassie Kaawaloa

Enjoy a happy morning with One Park – One Team! Join us for the December OPOT Get-Together at Daniel’s Coffee Cart on Wednesday, December 18 from 8:00-10:00 AM for a cup of coffee and pastries on us! Enjoy complimentary pastries and a cup of regular or decaf coffee, or $2.00 off an upgraded specialty drink. Don’t forget to bring your reusable OPOT coffee cup! Attendees can also …

Balboa Park Employee Appreciation Week 2019

Cassie Kaawaloa

In celebration of Balboa Park Employee Appreciation Week, employees and volunteers can enjoy generous discounts from many of the organizations from December 9 through December 15. This is the perfect opportunity for last minute holiday shopping or to treat yourself! To qualify for these discounts, Park and San Diego Zoo employees must show their photo ID badge or business card/pay …

Meet Elsa Sevilla

Cassie Kaawaloa One Park - One Team, Park Profiles

Elsa Sevilla is the San Diego History Center Ambassador and Director of External Affairs. In her role, Elsa promotes the History Center’s exhibitions, educational programming, research archives and the Serra Museum to reach all communities across San Diego County.  How did you become the San Diego History Center Ambassador? I love history so starting the Historic Places docu-series on KPBS …

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How Balboa Park Organizations Are Saving Energy with SDG&E’s Business Energy Solutions

Nate Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

For non-profits, finding ways to reduce energy costs can be difficult. There are many barriers they face, including sizable costs for energy-saving equipment and the steep learning curve of energy management. To overcome these obstacles and identify impactful strategies to reduce energy usage, several organizations in Balboa Park participated in San Diego Gas & Electric’s (SDG&E) Business Energy Solutions Program. …