Tuesday, April 19, 2016

SSE Joins Supv Cox at IEA Earth Day

Sustainable Surplus participated in the Earth Fair sponsored by Industry Environmental Association (IEA) at the San Diego Operations Center.
SD County Supervisor Greg Cox (@SupervisorCox) presided over the presentations, recognizing the participants for their work in the conservation of our natural resources. The theme this year was for water conservation.

Did you know every time you buy a used or repurposed item you contribute to water conservation?Yep!  Water is saved by not having to manufacture something new!

SD County Supv Greg Cox addresses attendees
Sandy Atkinson, SSE Board Advisor, tends to our table

Hundreds of visitors came to learn about SSE

Sunday, April 17, 2016


Please vote for Sustainable Surplus in its quest for this Grant & to Change the world for sustainability & social equity!

$100,000 to support nonprofits that make Southern California a more vibrant place to live and work.  
12 Nonprofit Organizations to share this prize:
1st Place: $40,000        
2nd Place: $20,000
3rd Place: $10,000        
4th Place: $5,000
5th Place: $4,000
7 Honorable Mentions - $3,000 each
If you love our mission -- supporting local schools and nonprofits with much-needed items, repurposed from local companies... Please Vote for Us!

Just click on the link, enter Sustainable Surplus in the search bar and vote!

Voting closes April 25th

Monday, April 11, 2016

SSE Board Director's Son Becomes Eagle Scout

Board Director, and retired US Marine officer, Brian Grana celebrates with his son, Jacob, as he is inducted as an Eagle Scout.  Only about 5% of Boy Scouts earn this rank, the highest achievement rank in Scouting.  

According to the National Eagle Scout Association, it takes several years  to achieve and a Boy Scout must fulfill requirements in the areas of leadership, service, and outdoor skills. To advance, a Boy Scout must pass specific tests that are organized by requirements and merit badges.
 Of the 130+ merit badges available, 21 must be earned to qualify for Eagle Scout, including: First Aid, Citizenship in the Community, Citizenship in the Nation, Citizenship in the World, Communications, Cooking, Environmental Science, Personal Fitness, Personal Management, Camping, and Family Life. 

Join us in congratulating Jacob!  According to dad, Brian, "It's one done, one to go," as they prepare his other son, Luke, for this same achievement.
Brian Grana Celebrates with sons Jacob (right) and Luke (left)

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

SSE Executive Director Cited in Local Book

The newly released book, "Legendary Locals of Carlsbad," by Cynthia Johnson, features Sustainable Surplus' executive director, Sue Prelozni.  The book, which hit the shelves April 4th, is an historical recapitulation of the creation of Carlsbad, its visionaries and evolution as a tourist hub, and fast-forwards to present-day Carlsbad.

"Legendary Locals" presents several contemporary citizens who are contributing to the culture, economic growth and sustainability of Carlsbad.   "I am honored to be included with so many people who are really making a difference in this community," said Prelozni.
There will be a book signing Sunday, April 10 at the Carlsbad Historical Society.