Monday, April 20, 2015

Sustainable Surplus Exchange Participates in
World’s Largest EarthFair at Balboa Park

County Supervisor Dave Roberts stops by the SSE booth
at EarthFair to offer his support.

Sustainable Surplus Exchange was honored to join 300 other exhibitors at EarthFair 2015 in Balboa Park. San Diego EarthWorks did a fantastic job putting together the largest Earth Day event in the world that drew about 60,000 attendees from all walks of life. SSE volunteers enjoyed the beautiful San Diego day by sharing our mission with the many folks who stopped by to chat. We love to spread the word about “Turning Corporate Excess into Community Assets,” but we also love meeting other great organizations and supporting what they do too.
San Diego County Supervisor Dave Roberts was on hand to offer encouragement to the SSE team and to promote “Live Well San Diego,” a program initiated by county supervisors to foster the health, safety and well-being of all San Diegans. Learn more about this program HERE.

The Sustainable Surplus booth was located in the “Reuse and Repair” section of the sprawling Balboa Park grounds. Some of our neighbors included Kill the Cup,, Zero Waste San Diego, Goodwill Industries, Habitat for Humanity, and many more great organizations dedicated to reducing our landfill waste.

Friday, April 17, 2015

TaylorMade Golf and SSE Will Celebrate Earth Week Together

In recognition of Earth Day, TaylorMade-adidas Golf (TMAG) has banded together with local nonprofit, Sustainable Surplus Exchange (SSE),to initiate a week of events focused on being green and choosing environmental solutions.

Earth Day is a global event, celebrated on April 22 in 192 countries to demonstrate their support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970.

This year, TMAG included SSE’s program, “ENGAGE! Carlsbad,” in their week-long festivities beginning April 20.  ENGAGE! is designed to help companies and their employees understand and engage in the sustainable business practices of reuse and recycling.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Sustainable Surplus Participates in "Carlsbad, Love It!"

CEO Sue Prelozni speaks about Passion
Sustainable Surplus participated in the second annual Carlsbad Love It! – Neighborhoods Empowerment Conference.  The theme this year was “Working Together to Build & Sustain Healthy Neighborhoods.”
SSE’s founder and CEO, Sue Prelozni, presented with City of Carlsbad Community Coordinator Housing and Neighborhood Services, Sue Irey, on “Taking Your Passion to Action,” to support your community. Their workshop focused on how someone may take an idea that they are passionate about and create an organization.  Much of the subject matter was based upon Ms. Prelozni’s experience in creating Sustainable Surplus.

Sue Prelozni and board chair
Evan Matzen  at booth with visitors
Mayor Matt Hall opened the event with a cheerful greeting to almost 300 people in the audience.  The keynote speaker was Neville Billimoria, Senior Vice President of Membership and Chief Advocacy Officer for Mission Federal.  He gave a motivating talk on how people unite through passion and attain their mission.