HVAC Efficiency at the Museum of Photographic Arts

Sustainability ProgramBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

2018 Balboa Park Sustainability Award Finalist Balboa Park is a City of San Diego run park, meaning that the arts, culture, and science organizations are lessees. As tenants, some improvements are taken care of by the City, and some, the organization is responsible for. Since sustainability projects most often involve making changes to either operations or the building envelope, the City … Read More

September Green Team Meeting

Sustainability Program

Closed to the general public. The Balboa Park Green Team is a group comprised of employees and volunteers from all the arts and culture organizations in Balboa Park. It was assembled to enhance employee and volunteer engagement in Park sustainability initiatives.  We aim to have representation from each of the BPCP member organizations at each meeting. With the goal of … 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

September Facility Directors Meeting

Sustainability Program

Closed to the general public. The Sustainability Program meets monthly with the Facility Directors of the member organizations of the Cultural Partnership to further education by discussing energy efficiency and sustainability topics and providing assistance to aid in project implementation

Sustainable Event Pilot: Merging Ballet and Sustainability

Sustainability ProgramBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

2018 Balboa Park Sustainability Award Winner Of the 29 organizations that are members of the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, some have large budgets and many staff members while others have less resources and less than 10 staff members. One of the smaller organizations is the San Diego Civic Youth Ballet (SDCYB). Despite their size, they continue to think of creative … Read More

August Facility Directors Meeting

Sustainability Program

Closed to the general public. The Sustainability Program meets monthly with the Facility Directors of the member organizations of the Cultural Partnership to further education by discussing  energy efficiency and sustainability topics and providing resources to aid in project implementation

July Green Team Meeting

Sustainability Program

Closed to the general public. The Balboa Park Green Team is a group comprised of employees and volunteers from all the arts and culture organizations in Balboa Park. It was assembled to enhance employee and volunteer engagement in Park sustainability initiatives.  We aim to have representation from each of the BPCP member organizations at each meeting. With the goal of … Read More

Balboa Park Hazardous Waste Disposal Event

Rubi BaricuatroBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

On Friday, July 13, 2018, our program hosted an E-waste/Battery/Bulb drop-off event for Balboa Park member organizations. Through our monthly meetings with facility staff in the Park we were informed of their challenge as non-profits to find the funds to dispose of hazardous waste. For this reason, our program coordinated a park-wide drop-off targeted on fluorescent and compact fluorescent (CFL) … Read More

July Facility Directors Meeting

Sustainability Program

Closed to the general public. The Sustainability Program meets monthly with the Facility Directors of the member organizations of the Cultural Partnership to further education by discussing  energy efficiency and sustainability topics and providing resources to aid in project implementation.

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