Balboa Park Employee Appreciation Week 2019

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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 … Read More

Meet Elsa Sevilla

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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 … Read More

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

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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. … Read More


Kathryn SalazarBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Caught Green-Handed, Sustainability Program

We are introducing Caught Green-Handed, a 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! This month, Bonnie Chance was Caught Green-Handed creating sustainable art! Bonnie Chance, also known as … Read More

November OPOT Get-Together Recap

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Park staff and volunteers enjoyed a visit from the San Diego Humane Society’s Pet-Assisted Therapy (P-AT) program for a chance to “de-stress” with pets for the November 2019 OPOT Get-Together. The P-AT program provides people of all ages in care facilities the chance to experience the joys of pet ownership and corporate groups a relaxing break with visits from socialized … Read More

November OPOT Get-Together: De-Stress with Pets

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De-stress with One Park – One Team before the busy holidays! Special animals from San Diego Humane Society’s Pet-Assisted Therapy Program, “P-AT De-Stress,” will be visiting the Park for the November OPOT Get-Together. Join us at the San Diego Museum of Man’s administration building on Thursday, November 14 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Not interested in pets? No problem! We will also have … Read More

October OPOT Get-Together Recap

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Thanks to the friendly and experienced docents at The Old Globe, Park staff and volunteers got an inside look at the magic backstage of the Old Globe theatres at the October OPOT Get-Together. More than 60 Park team members enjoyed behind-the-scenes tours of the Globe’s three stages in Balboa Park including the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the 580-seat … Read More

Balboa Park Celebrates Energy Efficiency Day 2019!

Kathryn SalazarBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

On October 2nd, several Cultural Partnership members along with the collaborative effort of dozens of energy efficiency advocacy groups around the nation joined together to spread awareness on energy usage for Energy Efficiency Day. Energy Efficiency Day’s message is simple: “Save Money. Cut Carbon. Breathe Easier.” It is a reminder of our wasted energy on daily activities. This annual awareness event … Read More

Reducing Food Waste at the Fleet Science Center

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As a non-profit that embraces sustainability, the Fleet Science Center’s Green Team is always researching how they can reduce their environmental footprint.  After studying the types of waste produced in their facility, they set the goal to reduce how much food they send to the landfill by implementing innovative food donation services and composting programs. Through the methods they adopted … Read More