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

EVs Make for a Cleaner and Greener Balboa Park

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Is it about time to get a new car? An electric vehicle (EV) may be the right choice for you. EV technology has greatly improved and offers many benefits compared to a traditional gas-powered car. In the long run, electric vehicles can be more convenient, reduce air pollutants, and save you money over fossil fuel-powered vehicles. Best of all, Balboa … Read More

Energy Efficiency At-Home Bingo!

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If you are interested in lowering your energy usage, play our Energy Efficiency At-Home Bingo! Practicing these helpful energy habits can be done in the comfort of your own home. These tasks are easy, simple, and take seconds to complete. For example, unplugging your appliances, turning off the lights, or opening a window. Incorporating these into your home by playing … Read More

Balboa Park Organizations Show Their Support

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Balboa Park organizations expressed their solidarity with the black community this past week. We wanted to gather their messages in one place as a reminder that we are dedicated to supporting our communities. WorldBeat Cultural Center Makeda Dread, Founder and Director of the WorldBeat Cultural Center, cooks and shares how she cares for her community in San Diego. You can … Read More


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In a typical office building – lighting, heating, and cooling represent nearly 70% of total energy use making those systems the best targets for energy savings. During these uncertain times, every dollar counts. Here are some ways your business can cut its energy use and bills. 1. Use occupancy sensors and timers to turn off lights when they’re not in … Read More