Kathryn SalazarBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

On January 21st, the San Diego Zoo held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the successful installation of a new onsite battery storage system. This 1 megawatt (MW)/4 megawatt-hour (MWh) Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) is located on Zoo property and will be essential in offsetting energy during the day when electricity is in highest demand. As mentioned by San Diego … Read More

San Diego Zoo: A Zero Waste Bike to Work Day

Sustainability ProgramBalboa 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 … Read More

San Diego Zoo Global: A Comprehensive Look at Waste Diversion

Sustainability ProgramBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

The larger the organization, the more potential for resource savings and change. The San Diego Zoo as the largest organization in Balboa Park by acre, has answered the call for waste diversion action. Waste diversion is any method of keeping waste out of a landfill. This can include recycling, composting, donating, or a number of other creative options. In January … Read More

SDG&E Power Your Drive Program Benefits Businesses, Residents and the Environment

Rubi BaricuatroBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

California leads the way in electric vehicles (EV’s) accounting for nearly half of all sales in the United States. Of those EV’s about 25,000 are roaming the streets of San Diego. EV’s are becoming more accessible with rapid technological advances and lower prices, and San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) is working to set the groundwork for this increase in … Read More