Waste Benchmarking at the Cherry Blossom Festival

Kelsey Ceccarelli

We have a special opportunity to benchmark the waste at the Japanese Friendship Garden’s Cherry Blossom Festival happening Friday, March 9 through Sunday, March 11. We would like to extend an invitation to participate in waste diversion and benchmarking on one or more of those days. “Green Team” volunteers will be helping sort, weigh, record and identify waste streams from the event. This …

Japanese Friendship Garden’s LEED Certified Inamori Pavilion

Rubi Baricuatro Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

In 2016, the Japanese Friendship Garden’s Inamori Pavilion earned the distinction of becoming the first project in Balboa Park to be certified under the LEED New Construction program. The elegant structure, designed by Kotaro Nakamura, is an illustration of the Japanese Friendship Garden’s commitment to harmoniously balancing nature and man-made structures. The Japanese Friendship Garden was first opened in 1991, …