Balboa Park Sustainability Awards


The Balboa Park Sustainability Awards were introduced on October 21, 2014 at the first annual Sustainability Partners’ Breakfast to recognize Balboa Park organizations for implementing innovative sustainability projects. Such projects have proven to be an impactful way for institutions to provide an educational gateway to topics on sustainability and to improve energy and water efficiency throughout building operations – creating a cleaner environment for staff and visitors.

2017 Sustainability Award winners will be announced at the 4th annual Sustainability Partners’ Breakfast on October 26, 2017.

Learn more about the Sustainability Partners’ Breakfast

SUSTAINABILITY AWARD WINNING PROJECTS

2016

  • Japanese Friendship Garden – On-site Composting of Green Waste
  • San Diego Hall of Champions – Comprehensive Green Building Project

2015

2014

Past Award Finalists and Winners

The  following  projects  are the  2017  Sustainability  Award  finalists:

 

Balboa Park Conservancy

Fleet Science Center

San Diego Museum of Man

San Diego Natural History Museum

San Diego Zoo

 

The  following projects  were  the  2016  Sustainability  Award  finalists:

 

Balboa Park Conservancy (Finalist)

Japanese Friendship Garden
(Winner)

San Diego Zoo (Finalist)

The Veterans Museum at
Balboa Park
(Finalist)

San Diego Hall of Champions
(Winner)

 
2016 Sustainability Award Artist  |   Leo Kilian III

Winners of the 2016 Sustainability Award where presented with this beautiful award designed by Spanish Village artist, Leo Kilian III. It is a representation of Balboa Park’s Moreton Bay Fig Tree designed with a variety of natural wood inlays to portray the beautiful scenic colors.

A special thank you to Leo for these wonderfully crafted awards! For a look at other beautiful pieces by Leo visit Studio 38 in Spanish Village or this webpage.


The  following projects  were  the  2015  Sustainability  Award  finalists:

 

San Diego Model Railroad Museum (Winner)

San Diego Natural History Museum (Winner)

San Diego Zoo (Winner)

The Veterans Museum at
Balboa Park
(Finalist)

Spanish Village
Art Center
(Finalist)

WorldBeat Cultural Center (Finalist)

2015 Sustainability Award Artists  |  Ivan Adaniya  &  Karen Freitas

Winners of the 2015 Sustainability Award where presented with this beautiful award created by Spanish Village artists, Ivan Adaniya and Karen Freitas. As a glass blower, Ivan used his incredible talent to create the “globe”. Karen is an amazing wood sculpturist who hand carved the “trunk” of the award piece.

Both Ivan and Karen’s painstaking work harmoniously conveys how a healthy environment supports the whole planet. We’d like to give a big thank you to Ivan and Karen for these wonderfully crafted awards! For a look at more of their beautiful pieces, visit Ivan at Studio 25 and Karen at Studio 38 in Spanish Village.


The  following  projects  were  the  2014  Sustainability  Award  finalists:

 

Balboa Park Conservancy (Finalist)

Friends of
Balboa Park
(Winner)

Museum of Photographic Arts (Winner)

Fleet Science Center (Winner)

San Diego Model Railroad Museum (Finalist)

San Diego Zoo (Finalist)

WorldBeat Cultural Center (Finalist)

 
 
 
 
 
2014 Sustainability Award Artist  |  Lew Leithner

Winners of the 2014 Sustainability Award where presented with this beautiful award created by Spanish Village artist, Lew Leithner. Lew used his amazing skill of wood scroll sawing to carve the delicate features of this unique leaf made of oak.

We’d like to give a big thank you to Lew for these wonderfully crafted awards! For a look at more beautiful pieces by Lew visit Studio 38 in Spanish Village or this webpage .