Balboa Park Green Team

With the goal of infusing sustainability practices into every level of operations, the Sustainability Program works with the Balboa Park Green Team to further the Park’s expertise in energy conservation and green business principles.

The Balboa Park Green Team was assembled in the fall of 2013 to enhance employee engagement in Park sustainability initiatives as a part of the Balboa Park Sustainability and Energy Management Action Plan.

To date, the following organizations are represented on the Green Team:

  • Balboa Park Conservancy
  • Fleet Science Center
  • Japanese Friendship Garden
  • Mingei International Museum
  • Museum of Us
  • San Diego Air & Space Museum
  • San Diego Automotive Museum
  • San Diego Civic Youth Ballet
  • San Diego History Center
  • San Diego Museum of Art
  • San Diego Natural History Museum
  • San Diego Zoo Global
  • Spanish Village Art Center
  • The Old Globe

In 2014, the Green Team looked at waste in Balboa Park and in 2015 worked with the City of San Diego's Environmental Services Department to increase waste diversion. In addition, the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership collaborated with the San Diego Green Building Council to host a zero-waste event in June 2015. In 2017, members of the Green Team pledged to go strawless for April, which is Earth Month. The Green Team has also undertaken the 2019 Energy Efficiency Day Bingo challenge to engage their colleagues with a fun fact and savings tips filled bingo game.