EVs Make for a Cleaner and Greener Balboa Park

Kathryn SalazarSustainability Program

Is it about time to get a new car? An electric vehicle (EV) may be the right choice for you. EV technology has greatly improved and offers many benefits compared to a traditional gas-powered car. In the long run, electric vehicles can be more convenient, reduce air pollutants, and save you money over fossil fuel-powered vehicles. Best of all, Balboa … Read More

Balboa Park Leads in Environmental Sustainability for Urban Parks

Kathryn SalazarBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

The  Park’s  Sustainability  Legacy  Continues  Through  LEED  Building  Recertifications A downloadable version of this release can be found here. Issued April 14, 2020 Updated April 14, 2020 Balboa Park, San Diego, CA – The Balboa Park Cultural Partnership has announced the achievement of four LEED building recertifications in famous Balboa Park. This achievement is a testament to the continued commitment of … Read More

Spring is in Bloom!

Kristen MihalkoBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, One Park - One Team

  Spring is officially in bloom! This week our museum friends kicked off spring by sharing “flower bouquets” with each other! Check out these wholesome tweets. 1. Timken Museum of Art Museum flower delivery! To some of our wonderful neighbors: @BalboaPark @SDMA @MingeiMuseum @JapaneseGarden @museumofman hope this hand-picked #MuseumBouquet from the Timken’s collection will brighten your day 💐See you again … Read More

Reducing Food Waste at the Fleet Science Center

Sustainability ProgramBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

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

Reducing Energy Costs with Efficient Lighting at the Fleet Science Center

Sustainability ProgramBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

As part of the Fleet Science Center’s ongoing efforts to reduce their building’s energy usage, the organization is replacing existing light bulbs throughout the building with 1,100 energy efficient LEDs. By using these new bulbs, they expect to save $16,365 through reduced energy costs. The Fleet Science Center, also known simply as the Fleet, has continued to operate more sustainably … Read More

Exploring Energy Efficiency for Balboa Park’s 2019 LEED Efforts

Sustainability ProgramBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

We are excited to partner again with the San Diego Green Building Council to relaunch the Green Assistance Program (GAP) in Balboa Park. Through this program, green building professionals from the San Diego community will volunteer to help nine non-profit organizations in Balboa Park achieve LEED recertification, while attaining LEED project experience. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, … Read More

Green Business Practices: Fleet Science Center E-Waste Program

Rubi BaricuatroBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

The Fleet Science Center not only strives to be a leader in presenting and adopting innovative science and technology, but they also take the responsibility of properly disposing of hazardous e-waste. Started as an internal measure to properly dispose of hazardous electronic waste, the program quickly expanded to service Balboa Park’s arts and culture organizations. So far this year, 3,060 … Read More

OPOT Behind-the-Scenes: Game Masters

Kristen Mihalko

Video games enthusiasts unite! You are invited to join OPOT on Wednesday, July 19, for a Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the newest addition to the Fleet Science Center, “Game Masters: The Exhibition”. Nerd out with your Park colleagues as we get an inside glimpse of the “world’s best video game designers, from the arcade era to today’s console and online games”. … Read More