HVAC Efficiency at the Museum of Photographic Arts

Kelsey Ceccarelli Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

2018 Balboa Park Sustainability Award Finalist Balboa Park is a City of San Diego run park, meaning that the arts, culture, and science organizations are lessees. As tenants, some improvements are taken care of by the City, and some, the organization is responsible for. Since sustainability projects most often involve making changes to either operations or the building envelope, the City …

September 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 …

September OPOT Get-Together: Spreckels Organ!

Kristen Mihalko

Have you ever wanted to explore the world’s largest outdoor musical instrument housed here in our very own Balboa Park? Now is your chance! Join your OPOT friends for an evening, behind the-scenes experience of the Spreckels Organ on Wednesday, September 26 from 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion! The event will begin with an introduction by Raul Prieto Ramirez (San Diego …

San Diego Zoo: A Zero Waste Bike to Work Day

Kelsey Ceccarelli Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

2018 Balboa Park Sustainability Award Applicant In our holistic approach to sustainability, we encompass the following six categories: energy efficiency, alternative transportation, waste diversion, water savings, green purchasing, and sustainability education. Alternative transportation is one element of sustainability that requires creative thinking in order to set and meet goals. Energy efficiency projects and water saving measures are more clear-cut and …

2018 One Park- One Team Collector’s Pin: Fleet Science Center!

Kristen Mihalko Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, One Park - One Team

The 2018 OPOT Collector’s Pin is here! This year’s pin is created in honor of the Fleet Science Center:“The Fleet Science Center connects people of all ages to the possibilities and power of science to create a better future. The Fleet embodies One Park- One Team through their efforts, including their infamous annual Halloween celebration and their Pi Day pie competition!”  …

Park Profiles: Meet Raúl Prieto Ramírez!

Kristen Mihalko Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, One Park - One Team, Park Profiles

Raul is the newest Civic Organist and Artistic Director of the Spreckels Organ Society. His passion, technique, and style range led him to be the search committee’s unanimous choice in taking the role as the 8th person in history to hold the title of San Diego Civic Organist.         When did you begin playing the organ and what made you decide …

Sustainable Event Pilot: Merging Ballet and Sustainability

Kelsey Ceccarelli Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

2018 Balboa Park Sustainability Award Winner Of the 29 organizations that are members of the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, some have large budgets and many staff members while others have less resources and less than 10 staff members. One of the smaller organizations is the San Diego Civic Youth Ballet (SDCYB). Despite their size, they continue to think of creative …

OPOT August Get-Together: Morning Coffee!

Kristen Mihalko

Start your morning off right with your OPOT friends! Come out to Daniel’s Coffee Cart on Wednesday, August 22nd from 8:00-10:00 AM for a cup of coffee and pastries! Enjoy a cup of regular or decaf coffee and a pastry on us, or $1.50 off a specialty drink.  Don’t forget to bring your reusable OPOT coffee cup! This One Park …