Tuesday, April 29, 2014

SSE Jumps into GiveBIG Campaign

On Tuesday, May 6, 2014, the San Diego Foundation will be hosting GiveBIG, an online networking and giving event where local nonprofits have the opportunity to gain exposure to new donors, and for people in the San Diego region to come together to raise as much money as possible for local nonprofits in One Day.

Sustainable Surplus Exchange (SSE) is participating in this one day extravaganza, rallying its supporters to join in the fun challenge.
“It’s like crowd funding for nonprofits through social media,” SSE executive director Sue Prelozni described. 
For the next week, SSE joins local nonprofits, sharing the information on an almost daily basis to stir up interest, relationships, and then, of course, funding.

On that one day, May 6, the community is encouraged to give to the organization of their choice.  Here is a direct link to SSE’s GiveBIG page.  REMEMBER:  You can only give on May 6!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

See You at the Earth Fair!

Come find us at Earth Fair 2014 at Balboa Park TOMORROW!  April 27.
Sustainable Surplus will be in the ReUse/Reduce/Repair/Repurpose Area "R"  http://www.earthdayweb.org/EFExh/ExhibitorMap.html
Visit us and get a packet of giant sunflower seeds for your garden!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

SSE Joins Earth Fair in Its 25th Year

Sustainable Surplus will be participating in the largest Earth Fair in the US on Sunday, April 27 at Balboa Park.  This is Earth Fair's 25th year and over 60,000 attendees are expected.
And we will be in the new area this year:  ReUse/Reduce/Repair/Repurpose  

And come learn about ingenious ways to reuse and repurpose your stuff!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Sustainability Experts Join SSE Board

Sustainable Surplus Exchange (SSE) continues its strong growth mode with the addition of three incredible individuals to its Board of Directors.  New to the team are Diana Shapiro, Dave Lange and Evan Matzen.  “The one common thread between all three directors is their work in sustainability,” said executive director, Sue Prelozni. 

Diana Shapiro is Chief Operating Officer at Environmental Waste Solutions, LLC (EWS). She specializes in helping fortune 500 companies reduce their costs associated with waste disposal, recycling and energy efficient lighting services. “I joined the Board with community involvement being very high on my list of priorities,” said Shapiro.  “I embrace the vision of SSE and hope to revolutionize their business model as the standard for San Diego.” A waste management consultant for over 12 years, Shapiro assures companies achieve their sustainability initiatives and divert waste away from the landfills.

Lending his expertise as an accredited LEED professional is Dave Lange.
He is an environmental consultant with Haley and Aldrich, integrating environmental and social performance into business strategies and initiatives. “SSE's mission resonated with me instantly as a sustainability professional,” said Lange.  “SSE’s innovative alternative to traditional waste disposal changes the conversation from ‘end of use’ to ‘end of life’.”  According to Prelozni, SSE plans with Industrial Environmental Association (IEA) where Lange has served as co-chair of the sustainability committee for five years.

“Sustainable Surplus Exchange fills a much needed void in the world of recycling and repurposing,” said new director Evan Matzen. “I look forward to being a part of its strong growth and replicating this model into other communities.”  Matzen is the Sustainability Manager for multi-billion dollar distributor, HD Supply. He is responsible for HD’s ideallygreenSM initiative, which provides customers with green products and practices, as well as customized sustainability support and expertise. 

“Our team is evolving into a serious, passionate group of individuals committed to building sustainable communities,” said Prelozni.  “We will position San Diego as the leader in this movement.”