Thursday, November 13, 2014

Joseph Shields Is SSE Volunteer of the Year

Because of his dedication, service and constant positive attitude, Sustainable Surplus elected student Joseph (Joey) Shields as Volunteer of the Year.  The nomination was part of the North County Philanthropy Council’s annual event held Thursday, November 6 at the Sheraton Carlsbad.

“Joey wears a smile like the Cheshire Cat,” remarked SSE executive director Sue Prelozni.  “He is a fine example to other youth, leading the way in social responsibility.”

When asked why he volunteers, Joey commented, “I chose volunteering at SSE over all the places where I can serve because, at SSE, I felt like I would be doing more and be able to help more people than anywhere else.”

A senior at Trade Tech High School in Vista, Joey plans to continue his community service by enrolling in the armed forces after graduation.

Monday, November 10, 2014

SSE Joins Carlsbad Campaign to Engage Millennials

Millennials are invited to the first Make a Date to Make Difference event. This campaign is led by folks at the City of Carlsbad.  It will be hosted at 83 Degrees Restaurant in downtown Carlsbad, November 20 at 7 pm. 

Come meet other millennials, enjoy free appetizers and sign up to volunteer for a worthy cause.

Each organization will have information about their mission and a one-day volunteer opportunity. Featured non-profits presenting include the Boys and Girls Club of Oceanside, San Elijo Conservancy, Sustainable Surplus, Move Your Feet before You Eat and the City of Carlsbad.

SSE Director Chosen as Winner of Women Who Mean Business

SDBJ Executive Editor
Reo Carr with SSE CEO
Sue Prelozni
Sustainable Surplus executive director Sue Prelozni was named one of winners of the San Diego Business Journal’s "Women Who Mean Business" awards -- recognizing local women making a difference.  Close to 300 women were nominated – in all areas of business, research, entrepreneurship and charity.  
“It was an honor to be on stage with some very incredible women,” remarked Prelozni. 
Ms. Prelozni was nominated by her peers for her achievements at SSE, supporting community organizations and the environment. In just three years SSE has repurposed much-needed assets to more than 250 local educational and nonprofit organizations, benefiting over 50,000 teachers, students and charitable recipients.  
As a result, SSE has diverted 250,000 pounds of solid waste from the landfills - reducing greenhouse gas emissions and converting the dependency of disposal to recycling.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

SSE Team Shows Up in Full at IEA Conference

SSE CEO Sue Prelozni joined by Board
Directors Charlie Copela & Dave Lange
Several members of the Sustainable Surplus (SSE) team participated in the 30th annual conference of the Industrial Environmental Association (IEA).

SSE board director Dave Lange, who is also the IEA sustainability committee co-chair, moderated a panel of speakers addressing “Sustainability Reporting:  Current and Emerging Trends.”

Diana Shapiro addresses
2020 Recycling Goals
Diana Shapiro, SSE board director and COO of Environmental Waste Solutions, presented on “Meeting 2020 Recycling Goals.”  She addressed the lack of resources provided to companies to help them achieve sustainable best practices.

Dave Lange moderates
panel on Sustainability Reporting
And SSE CEO Sue Prelozni accepted an honorable mention for SSE’s  excellent work in the community supporting sustainability and the environment. 

The IEA conference focuses on environmental compliance and was attended by over 400 people representing manufacturing, biotech, and high tech companies.  It included 2 days of break-out sessions, as well as an exhibit hall where SSE was also a featured exhibitor.