On average, a school-age child using a disposable lunch generates 67 pounds of waste per school year—adding trash to our landfills and approximately 133 pounds per child of carbon dioxide and methane emissions to the atmosphere. Hauling trash "away" also costs your school money - one of our school districts spent $45,000 on waste management. Did you know we can help our schools save money by reducing waste?
We're thrilled to share with you a joint collaboration between EcoMom Alliance and Surf Sweets, supporting waste free celebrating in school classrooms around the country. If you've ever been to a school party, you know how much waste is generated. We know that can be changed with reusable cups, plates, platters, utensils, and bags. Download a sample letter outlining the Why's and How's of reducing waste and saving money at your school.
Thanks to the support of a Surf Sweets Sponsorship, a percentage of all sales from their Spooky Spider 2012 Halloween season treats will go to purchase re-usable supplies for school parties in classrooms across America. Spooky Spiders are the inspiration of Surf Sweets founder Bert Cohen. Shares Bert,
"At Surf Sweets, we’re passionate about making the world’s most flavorful candy using all natural ingredients. We also care about the health and well-being of our customers and our planet. These values have inspired us to launch a complete line of all-natural, organic gummy candy and jelly beans. In addition to being free of artificial colors and flavors, we are one of the only candies made without corn syrup. Our products also contain antioxidant Vitamin C and are gluten-free, casein-free, free of GMO’s and made in a facility free of the ten most common allergens."
We feel good about sharing Spooky Spiders with our children and hope you will join us in celebrating a Green Halloween®!
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