Balboa Park Pledges to go Strawless in April!

Kelsey CeccarelliBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

With the arrival of the month of April comes nicer San Diego weather and, of course, Earth Month. April is always full of sustainability initiatives to celebrate Earth Month and Balboa Park is no exception. This year, to celebrate and to avoid single-use plastic straws, staff members of 13 Balboa Park organizations have signed a pledge to go strawless for … Read More

April Facility Directors Meeting

Kelsey Ceccarelli

Closed to the general public. The Sustainability Program meets monthly with the Facility Directors of the member organizations of the Cultural Partnership to further education by discussing  energy efficiency and sustainability topics and providing resources to aid in project implementation.

San Diego Civic Youth Ballet: Recycling, Reusing & Redesigning Costumes

Rubi BaricuatroBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

San Diego Civic Youth Ballet has been the resident classic ballet school in Balboa Park for over 70 years, providing high-quality, affordable, year-round training in the Casa del Prado studios for students ages 4 to adult. In addition, San Diego Civic Youth Ballet is able to provide a special arts and culture opportunity to over 600 students in San Diego public schools through their … Read More

March Green Team Meeting

Kelsey Ceccarelli

Closed to the general public. The Balboa Park Green Team is a group comprised of employees and volunteers from all the arts and culture organizations in Balboa Park. It was assembled to enhance employee and volunteer engagement in Park sustainability initiatives.  We aim to have representation from each of the BPCP member organizations at each meeting. With the goal of … Read More

Park Profiles: Meet Julia Falkowski!

Veronica AllendeBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, One Park - One Team, Park Profiles

Julia is the Project & Production Specialist with  Balboa Park Online Collaborative. Since starting with BPOC, Julia’s adaptability and  positive perspective have been a lending hand to the various projects she has worked on. From the Balboa Park Centennial website to the telepresence robot, Julia continues to provide her production expertise to the Park. How did you start working with Balboa … Read More

Small Measures Make Big Impacts: Composting at the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory

Rubi BaricuatroBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

The arts and culture organizations within Balboa Park range in size from a staff of two to the largest with over 300 employees. We get excited when we can spotlight the sustainability initiatives in the small-but-mighty organizations because they usually face the biggest challenges with limited staff, time, space and budgets. The San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory runs with … Read More

OPOT Get-Together: Morning Coffee!

Veronica Allende

Spring has sprung and so has our March OPOT Get-Together: Morning Coffee! Join us on Wednesday, March 21 from 8AM-10AM at The Flying Squirrel Cafe in the San Diego Natural History Museum for coffee and pastries! Enjoy a regular or decaf coffee and pastry on us, or upgrade to a specialty drink for only $1.50. Before grabbing your breakfast treat, explore The Nat’s newest exhibit, Unshelved: Cool … Read More

Waste Benchmarking at the Cherry Blossom Festival

Kelsey Ceccarelli

We have a special opportunity to benchmark the waste at the Japanese Friendship Garden’s Cherry Blossom Festival happening Friday, March 9 through Sunday, March 11. We would like to extend an invitation to participate in waste diversion and benchmarking on one or more of those days. “Green Team” volunteers will be helping sort, weigh, record and identify waste streams from the event. This … Read More

March Facility Directors Meeting

Kelsey Ceccarelli

Closed to the general public. The Sustainability Program meets monthly with the Facility Directors of the member organizations of the Cultural Partnership to further education by discussing  energy efficiency and sustainability topics and providing resources to aid in project implementation.