Balboa Park Sustainability Program
Balboa Park is fast becoming a touchstone for other cities to watch. Through collaboration and ongoing communication, the Sustainability Program has developed a shared vision for “greening” Balboa Park. It continues to advance solutions that will help protect Park resources and strengthen economic viability, while enhancing visitor experience and enjoyment. Read More.
"I am very proud of the progress that has been made in the Park over the last few years. The Balboa Park Cultural Partnership has provided leadership through collaboration which has helped bring this issue to the forefront. With the help of corporate sponsors like San Diego Gas and Electric, the partnership with the City of San Diego and numerous Park stakeholders, we have succeeded in making sustainability a TOP priority in the Park." - Councilman Todd Gloria
See the Sustainability Program in action!
2013 was designated by the United Nation General Assembly as the year to put the issue of providing freshwater access around the globe on the forefront of all agendas and to address the importance of a multidisciplinary approach and cooperation to effectively manage freshwater resources. Join UCSD's Calit2 for The Greenovation Forum: International Year of Water Cooperation on Wednesday, April 10 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public but registration is required.
Rory was a true force of nature, a wise companion, and a visionary who has left an indelible mark on our community. In the same way that she cultivated a thriving program to help "Green Balboa Park," Rory cultivated abiding friendships, leaving us with memories that will not soon be forgotten. Those who had the honor of knowing and working with Rory - and there are many of us - recall the bright spirit, smile, and energy that she exhibited in her life and work.
Thank you to all who contributed and participated in a very successful walk about on Friday, March 8, 2013. Each time BPCP hosts an event in this informal learning series, the community learns something new about Balboa Park’s sustainability work, institutions and exhibits. Participants identified Park-wide themes throughout the tour and discussed their impressions of Balboa Park’s greening efforts. Here are just some of the themes that came out of the four locations:
This program is in partnership with Honeywell and is an extension of BPCP's Sustainability Walk-About series. Honeywell's Green Boot Camp is an intensive five-day, hands-on interactive educational experience to help educators become familiar with the latest methods of instruction to teach green and sustainable topics, methods, lessons and concepts to middle school students at their respective schools.
Earlier this year, the Old Globe Theatre and San Diego Air & Space Museum have opened up their buildings as learning laboratories to the Green Assistance Program (GAP) through the San Diego Green Building Council with the goal of documenting and submitting all data required by the LEED certification process. Data is collected throughout the month and reported back at the monthly All Team meetings.