Thursday, November 13, 2014
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.”
Monday, November 10, 2014
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.
|SDBJ Executive Editor |
Reo Carr with SSE CEO
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 CEO Sue Prelozni joined by Board|
Directors Charlie Copela & Dave Lange
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
|Dave Lange moderates|
panel on Sustainability Reporting
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.