Environmental Sustainability Strategic Plan for Balboa Park 2010-2012
ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL STRATEGIC PLAN BACKGROUND
This document presents the 2010 – 2012 Economic and Environmental Sustainability Strategic
Plan (the Plan) for Balboa Park (the Park), San Diego, California. It is compiled by the Balboa
Park Cultural Partnership (Partnership) as a resource for all private and pubic entities within the
Park, as well as the City of San Diego and other supporting groups. The Partnership is the
collaborative body and collective voice for arts, science, and cultural institutions in Balboa Park.
Leveraging collective vision and resources, the 24-member Partnership promotes efficiency,
innovation and excellence in professional practice to enrich our member institutions, the
Balboa Park experience and the San Diego region’s cultural community.
One of the Partnership’s four strategic plan goals by 2012 includes an initiative to increase the
economic and environmental sustainability of its members and Balboa Park. This Plan
formalizes and expands on the previously developed Environmental Sustainability element of
the Partnership’s 2009 – 2012 Strategic Plan. Identified strategies include:
Action 1: Establishing benchmarks for, coordinating, and monitoring the progress of all
green projects pertinent to member institutions and Balboa Park
Action 2: Serving as the recognized hub for information exchange and sharing
(internally and externally) related to green projects in the Park
Action 3: Providing education and training for cultural institutions and the public (in
coordination with BPCP members) to advance green projects benefiting the Park and
Action 4: Helping prioritize green projects affecting BPCP member institutions and the
Park, and attract financial and in-kind support to complete them
This Plan will:
Identify energy efficiency and conservation goals
Formalize our sustainability strategies
Identify sustainability focus areas
Detail our informational programs
This effort will result in an enhanced collaborative program which will save money and lower
the carbon footprint of Balboa Park. A key group of internal and external stakeholders, Balboa
Park’s Sustainability Alliance, contributed to its creation and will execute the plan. The
Partnership manages the Sustainabilility Alliance, leverages resources for it and ensures agreed
upon policy implementation.
Mission: The Balboa Park Sustainability Program mission is to educate, measure and promote
sustainability practices to preserve and enhance Balboa Park.
Vision: To significantly advance environmental sustainability in Balboa Park by 2015 and
beyond. By the end of 2015, our community will leave a legacy to future generations in the
form of a “Green Balboa Park.” Green in this context means environmentally sustainable.