Monday, September 29, 2014

SSE Featured Partner at Gear Up!

Sustainable Surplus is the featured partner in the "SpotLight" of Palomar College's Gear UP! program for students.  SSE supplies desk organizers, desk file holders, school supplies, paper, 3-ring binders to the Gear Up! program which rewards students for improving GPA, attending tutor services and for program participation. 
Read more at Gear Up! Spotlight 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

It Was Gratitude with Attitude at First Annual Event

What could be better than having 120 people in a room who share your vision for the community?  A party to celebrate it!  
Sustainable Surplus (SSE) held its first annual “Gratitude with Attitude” friend raiser to celebrate the support of its donors, as well as to bring new friends into the fold. 
Guests were entertained with live music, food and libations at the home of interim-chair Diana Shapiro in The Crosby.  
What made this so fantastic?  Everything had an element of donation for the event.  A special call-out to the 12 food and beverage vendors for their donations:

Music by the Haskell Collins Band was the perfect ambiance of "oldies but goodies," enhanced by Karen Crawford Flowers and Sinsay Fitography.  Guests were given a wine glass engraved by Signature Hand Engraving to remember the event.
A really fun twist was the addition of a psychic, Jerry Hoskey and numerologist Ariela - to entertain and engage attendees in their future!  (Hopefully, with SSE in the picture!)

SSE raised $3000 at its silent auction.  Some choice items were tickets for the San Diego Film Festival; game tickets for the SD Chargers and Padres; and a driver golf club from TaylorMade Golf.
Here are a few special photos from a fun-filled evening of gratitude and and new friends:

Friday, September 5, 2014

SSE CEO to Speak at Greens Conference

Sustainable Surplus CEO Sue Prelozni will be a guest speaker at the Go for the Greens conference in Orlando, Florida on September 12.  This year’s theme is “Innovate, Collaborate, Celebrate,” with a focus on the green of sustainability. 
Prelozni will be part of a panel discussion, “Integrating Sustainability into Your Core Business Operations,” joining leaders from UPS, Duke Energy, CSX Transportation, Walt Disney World,
and Green Materials. 
According to organizer, Susanna Carson, approximately one in five companies has integrated green practices into its core business operations, even though the mainstream cite corporate responsibility as an area of importance.

Go for the Greens is a business development conference for women entrepreneurs, and offers a venue to network, learn and pursue business connections.  The conference provides “match-making” opportunities between large corporations and start-up entrepreneurial companies.  To learn more, please see:  Go For the Greens

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

SSE Celebrates Largest BYOB

It was the biggest BYOB in Sustainable Surplus history!  Over 100 teachers and nonprofit leaders participated in the Bring Your Own Box event and received hundreds of dollars’ worth of free office and lab supplies. 
“It’s our students who really benefit from this,” said Therese Remington, marketing director of the Palomar College GEAR UP program.  “We've been coming to the BYOB since inception and are so grateful for this outlet and support.”
Too often teachers and NPO staff have to pay for their office items out-of-pocket.  The education budget is broken and charitable organizations still struggle as the economy starts to pull out if its recession.
If you work with or represent an educational or charitable organization, you can attend the BYOB.  Just sign up at the website  It is free!