September Green Team Meeting

Kelsey Ceccarelli

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 infusing sustainability practices into operations, … Read More

San Diego Zoo Global: A Comprehensive Look at Waste Diversion

Kelsey CeccarelliBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

The larger the organization, the more potential for resource savings and change. The San Diego Zoo as the largest organization in Balboa Park by acre, has answered the call for waste diversion action. Waste diversion is any method of keeping waste out of a landfill. This can include recycling, composting, donating, or a number of other creative options. In January … Read More

Be Prepared for an Emergency

Rubi BaricuatroBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

In light of recent natural disasters and global seismic activity, it is a good time to review emergency preparedness for your home and workplace. San Diego is prone to earthquakes and wildfires and should do an annual review of safety precautions, planning and supplies. Your safety may depend on how well-prepared you are. San Diego Gas & Electric has some … Read More

September Facility Directors Meeting

Kelsey Ceccarelli

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.

Park Profiles: Meet Alyssa Gardner!

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

Alyssa is the Development Coordinator at the San Diego Natural History Museum. As a long time regular of Balboa Park, Alyssa combines her visitor services background and knowledge of the institutions to her new position at the NAT. 1. How did you first get involved with the Natural History Museum? I grew up participating in Junior Theatre, so I was always … Read More

Balboa Park Conservancy Embarks on Urban Forestry Project

Rubi BaricuatroBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

Tree Balboa Park is a comprehensive project by the Balboa Park Conservancy that will bring 500 new drought tolerant trees to the Park through a community-driven tree planting initiative.  The project will increase San Diego’s urban forest, reduce storm water runoff, improve water savings and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Years of sustained drought has negatively impacted Balboa Park’s tree canopy. … Read More

SDG&E Power Your Drive Program Benefits Businesses, Residents and the Environment

Rubi BaricuatroBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

California leads the way in electric vehicles (EV’s) accounting for nearly half of all sales in the United States. Of those EV’s about 25,000 are roaming the streets of San Diego. EV’s are becoming more accessible with rapid technological advances and lower prices, and San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) is working to set the groundwork for this increase in … Read More

Great Places to Eat at Balboa Park

Stephania VillarBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Explorer

Great Places to Eat at Balboa Park

Balboa Park’s exciting museums are pretty awesome. You know what else are awesome? Balboa Park’s restaurants and cafes! Here are three noteworthy places to eat at Balboa Park: 1. The Prado Treat yourself to The Prado’s Tres Leches dessert, this cold and perfectly sweet dessert is moist and paired with just the right amount of texture. Coming on a Monday? Be sure to … Read More

OPOT Get-Together: Popsicle Social!

Veronica Allende

Beat the heat while networking at this month’s OPOT Get-Together: Popsicle Social! Join your Park colleagues for Otterpops and one complimentary ride on the Balboa Park Carousel courtesy of the Friends of Balboa Park! Come out to the Carousel on Thursday, August 24th between 11AM-1PM for a fun afternoon! To RSVP, Click Here.   Limit one per guest. This One … Read More