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!
Dear friends, colleagues, and Balboa Park partners:
With heavy hearts, we write to you to share that the Park has lost one of its dearest family members. On Thursday, February 21, Rory Ruppert passed away.
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Since 2008, the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership (BPCP) has spearheaded an award-winning Sustainability Program in collaboration with the City of San Diego and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) resulting in more than $1 million in annual energy savings for Balboa Park’s popular museums and historic landmarks. BPCP’s program efforts have guided 20 institutions to implement 70 energy-saving projects using tactics such as HVAC upgrades, lighting retrofits, computer server consolidation, and carbon footprint reduction, among others.
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.