Sustainability ProgramBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

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


Sustainability ProgramBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

Since we are all staying at home and may have some time on our hands, why not kick start personal green efforts! Now more than ever it is important to look at ways to be sustainable where you live (and perhaps now work). Starting simple with one practice at a time can lead to a few or more eco-friendly habits … Read More

Balboa Park Leads in Environmental Sustainability for Urban Parks

Sustainability ProgramBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

The  Park’s  Sustainability  Legacy  Continues  Through  LEED  Building  Recertifications A downloadable version of this release can be found here. Issued April 14, 2020 Updated April 14, 2020 Balboa Park, San Diego, CA – The Balboa Park Cultural Partnership has announced the achievement of four LEED building recertifications in famous Balboa Park. This achievement is a testament to the continued commitment of … Read More

Spring is in Bloom!

Kristen MihalkoBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, One Park - One Team

  Spring is officially in bloom! This week our museum friends kicked off spring by sharing “flower bouquets” with each other! Check out these wholesome tweets. 1. Timken Museum of Art Museum flower delivery! To some of our wonderful neighbors: @BalboaPark @SDMA @MingeiMuseum @JapaneseGarden @museumofman hope this hand-picked #MuseumBouquet from the Timken’s collection will brighten your day 💐See you again … Read More

It’s More Than a Statement: Equity at Work

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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 … Read More

Powering Sustainability at San Diego Museum of Man

Sustainability ProgramBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

San Diego Museum of Man kicked off 2020 in a sustainable fashion by furthering their green initiatives. They are continuing towards accomplishing goals set out in their Sustainability Action Plan for 2020. Whether it is improving their building efficiency or sustainable practices, the San Diego Museum of Man believes in creating a healthy community and environment for its guests and … Read More

March OPOT Get-Together: Arts & Craft Hour with Mingei International Museum

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Join Mingei International Museum Manager of Education, Shannon Foley, to embroider a t-shirt with a social justice theme. Learn more about what Mingei has been up to during renovation and plans for re-opening. All materials provided. Please indicate t-shirt size upon registration and choose one of two sessions: 11:30am – 12:30pm 1:00pm – 2:00pm This One Park – One Team … Read More

Meet Shannon Foley!

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Shannon Foley is the Manager of Education at Mingei International Museum. In the midst of the museum’s renovations, Shannon is leading the way to see the continuation of art education and deepening of relationships with local organizations, such as The New Children’s Museum.   How did you become the Manager of Education at Mingei International Museum? I began at Mingei … Read More

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 … Read More