News

2014 Year in Review

This year, we have been busy greening the Park and preparing for the highly anticipated 2015 Centennial. As a new year begins, we plan to keep the momentum and innovation going to elevate, celebrate and promote Balboa Park as a leader in sustainability.

Accomplishments

Savings Numbers Since 2014

Since 2014, our institutions, with the help of SDG&E’s incentives and rebates and On-Bill financing, have completed:

Creating Connections Through Mixin’ Up and Meetin’ Up: Balboa Park Mix Up MeetUp

Written by: Kristen Mihalko, Balboa Park Learning Institute Program Coordinator

 

SDEEG Evaluation at Reuben H. Fleet Science Center

SDEEG Evaluation at Reuben H. Fleet Science Center

The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center is developing an interactive exhibition demonstrating how the energy smart grid functions. The exhibition will open in 2015 and will target middle school students through adults.

California Public Utilities Commissioner Carla Peterman Visits Balboa Park

Earlier this week the CA Public Utilities Commissioner, Carla Peterman visited Balboa Park. As an emerging authority on energy policy, Commissioner Peterman serves on the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners and noted in her speech on Monday that she hopes other cultural institutions in the nation follow Balboa Park's lead.

Now Accepting Nominations for the Balboa Park Sustainability Awards

Sustainability Plays a Leading Role in the Museum of Photographic Arts’ Theater Remodel

Written By: Kelly Hagarty

The Museum of Photographic Arts recently remodeled its Joan and Irwin Jacobs Theater. Although theatergoers will be excited to experience the new state-of-the-art projector donated by Christie Digital and Las Patronas, it is the sustainability features that have the Balboa Park Sustainability Program delighted. When redesigning the updated theater, MOPA chose to use products and companies that have a lower impact on the environment.

Balboa Park Explorer Named Best of the Best in San Diego!

The Balboa Park Explorer made San Diego Magazine's Best of San Diego 2014 List.

The publication described the Annual Explorer as "Best bang for your buck," and "Genius."

 

The Balboa Park Cultural Partnership serves as the collaborative body and collective voice for 28 arts, science, and cultural institutions in Balboa Park. Together we achieve greater effectiveness, innovation, and excellence and contribute to the vitality and sustainability of Balboa Park. Our collective 500 trustees, 7,000 volunteers, and 3,500 staff serve more than 6.2 million visitors annually.