Today I visited 5 schools in Encinitas to deliver free party kits. This district has recently created a "green team" with representatives from each elementary campus to work on greening their schools. Here I am talking to one classroom about the project at Ocean Knoll.
San Diego Living ran a television segment on GPK's this morning---it will be rebroadcast on Saturday at 8:00 on Channel 6. Thanks to Erin Mikael, the host of San Diego Living's Green Scene, and her team for a great story. To view the story click the picture below--the video can then be viewed on the top right side of the page!
I received this note from a parent in the San Diego Unified district last week:
I just wanted to thank you for including my son's school in your promotion of the green party kits. We used the plates today for our Valentine party and all the moms were really impressed with your idea. The kids had fun too because they felt they were using "fancy" plates instead of paper. Once their teacher explained that we can reuse them and that they were made from recycled products they were excited. Anyway, I thought I'd let you know that you designed a useful, durable product."
In November, a film team from National Geographic Digital Media came to the campus of Julian Elementary to make a short video about the Green Party Kit project. At some point, it will be posted on their website. Pictured here is the film crew and producer, the student leaders that have worked on the project with me, and my good friend who helped all day with the filming.
Yesterday I gave a short presentation about Green Party Kits at the California Womens' Club State Board Meeting at the MIssion Inn, Riverside! Thanks to Edie Seger for the invitation to sell kits and speak to an enthusiastic group of women leaders.
Thanks a million for the Green Party Kit that you left in the school office for us before Christmas, we made use of it for our Holiday classroom party, and it worked out just great! Many of our parents commented on how nice it was, and that they were happy we were using it and "going green" instead of wasting paper or stayrafoam plates and cups. It worked out beautifully, and it's so convenient!! I just put everything back into the container dirty, then took it home and threw it all in the dishwasher. Thank you for donating the kit and for taking your time to deliver it to us. We will use it for all our parties from now on."
Rancho San Diego Elementary School