Park Profiles: Meet Ranger Kim Duclo!

Kristen Mihalko Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, One Park - One Team, Park Profiles

Kim Duclo is a Park Ranger here in Balboa Park. He has dedicated a little over three decades to Balboa Park both inside and outside of the institutions, and has become one of the most recognizable faces of the Park. His knowledge and excitement for his work translates to the team members he meets, and the millions of visitors that come …

San Diego Zoo Global: A Comprehensive Look at Waste Diversion

Nate Balboa 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 …

Balboa Park Conservancy Embarks on Urban Forestry Project

Rubi Baricuatro Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

Tree Balboa Park is a comprehensive project by the Balboa Park Conservancy that will bring 500 new drought tolerant trees to the Park through a community-driven tree planting initiative.  The project will increase San Diego’s urban forest, reduce storm water runoff, improve water savings and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Years of sustained drought has negatively impacted Balboa Park’s tree canopy. …

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

Rubi Baricuatro Balboa 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 …

Sustainable Exhibit Design: San Diego Museum of Man’s “Living with Animals”

Rubi Baricuatro Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

Last year the San Diego Museum of Man achieved LEED Gold certification after implementing many sustainable measures and practices in their century-old building. In the process, sustainability became part of the culture at the San Diego Museum of Man and is top-of-mind when developing new programs, planning events or designing exhibits such as Living with Animals. Living with Animals opened March …

BPCP Sustainability Program Receives AAM Sustainability Excellence Award

Rubi Baricuatro Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

The BPCP Sustainability Program is honored to be a 2017 recipient of the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) Sustainability Excellence Award for our Sustainability Studio, which was recognized as a model of sustainable exhibits. The Sustainability Excellence Award is part of the AAM’s PIC Green program, which educates, facilitates and encourages green practices in museums. Balboa Park organizations have been …

BALBOA PARK ACHIEVES 10 LEED CERTIFIED BUILDINGS

Rubi Baricuatro Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

On the Path to Becoming One of the Most Sustainable Urban Parks SAN DIEGO, CA (April 19, 2017) – The Balboa Park Cultural Partnership (BPCP) announced today its achievement of LEED certification of 10 Park buildings—bringing it closer to its goal of being a completely sustainable urban park. With the addition of certifications for the Japanese Friendship Garden and San …

LEED in Motion Report Features Balboa Park’s Old Globe Theatre

Rubi Baricuatro Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

Balboa Park’s Old Globe Theatre is featured alongside some of the most impressive green venues in the world in the U.S. Green Building Council’s report, LEED in Motion: Venues. The report highlights the efforts of convention centers, sports venues, performing arts centers, community centers and public assembly spaces to transform their environmental, social and economic footprint through LEED certification. The …

Snapshots of a Fragile Planet – The Prix Pictet: Disorder Exhibition at the Museum of Photographic Arts

Rubi Baricuatro Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

The Museum of Photographic Art’s (MOPA) current exhibit, Prix Pictet: Disorder, highlights important social and environmental issues through the use of photography. Since 2008, the six cycles of the Prix Pictet have been shown in 63 exhibitions in 54 different cities including Tokyo, London, Hong Kong, New York, Rome, Moscow and Mexico. MOPA has had the privilege of hosting the current …

New Partnership with Jimbo’s…Naturally!

Rubi Baricuatro Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

The Balboa Park Cultural Partnership is grateful for its new partnership with a San Diego natural foods grocer! Thanks to the generous donation from Jimbo’s…Naturally! (Horton Plaza location) we are able to offer yummy and organic food items for some upcoming events, as well as gift card donations for raffles. Some of the events supported by this partnership include: October 1 + 2 …