Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Christmas in July at SSE

It will be “Christmas in July” at Sustainable Surplus on July 18.

SSE is hosting a Summer Sale at its Vista warehouse with items discounted up to 50%. The event is Open to the Public and starts at 9 am until 12 noon.

“There has been an increase in donations since we launched our ENGAGE! program, working with local companies and their employees towards sustainability,” said executive director Sue Prelozni. 
The sale will help clear out the warehouse and make room for more incoming inventory.

The San Diego Futures Foundation will host a kiosk of computer systems for sale.  The systems include refurbished hardware and Windows 7 software and start at only $120.

To become a member of SSE and be invited to open house sales or events, please sign up here:  www.sustainablesurplus.org .  Members who register receive a $5 coupon for the sale.

For more information:  info@sustainablesurplus.org


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Cobra Puma Joins ENGAGE! Program

It was, simply put, a very fun day as Sustainable Surplus launched its ENGAGE! program at Cobra Puma Golf (CPG) in Carlsbad on Wednesday, June 24.
“Our goal was to ENGAGE employees in the mission of sustainability by helping them repurpose their out-of-use items back into the community,” said executive director Sue Prelozni.  CPG made employee engagement incredibly easy because they tied the launch in with its annual Cornhole Game Toss event.
What is Corn Hole Toss, you ask?  So did we!

CPG employees compete in Cornhole
“It’s a bit like horseshoes where you try to throw a bag  full of corn husks through a hole on a wooden box called a cornhole platform,” said Rich Ruzylo, Facilities and Environmental Safety Manager at CPG.
According to the American Association of Cornhole, (yes, there is one!) contestants take turns pitching their corn bags at the cornhole platform until a contestant reaches the score of 21 points. A corn bag in the hole scores 3 points, while one on the platform scores 1 point.

“What a blast!”, Prelozni weighed in. The CPG Cornhole event lasts several days.  The two person teams – from all departments – are excluded at each round.  Stay tuned for the outcome!
While CPG encourages fun events for team building, the company is very serious about its sustainability efforts. They set up a big display in its lobby to remind employee to participate in ENGAGE!.  Employees are encouraged to ‘clear the clutter’ in their closets, drawers, storage spaces and make room for reuse.

True to its corporate culture, the company set up a friendly competition to see who would collect the most for donation and diversion from the landfill.  The winning team wins a pizza lunch.
More fun photos:
Cobra Puma Team Mascot - "CHIEF"

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Sustainable Surplus' Family Is Growing

Congratulations to board director, Dave Lange and his wife, Kate, on the newest member of their (and our extended) family!
Please join us in welcoming River James Lange into the community!
Born June 8, 2015