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Tell Us Why Your Child's School Would Appreciate No Waste Party Kits: Surf Sweets Spooky Spiders Program for a Green Halloween

Did you know school 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.

You can help your school save money, and decrease pollution, by reducing waste. And we're here to help, thanks to the generosity of the good folks at Surf Sweets!

This Halloween season, TruSweets, LLC, is donating a percentage of sales from its all natural and GMO Free Surf Sweets Spooky Spiders product to support the purchase of No Waste Party Kits for kids classrooms. Spooky Spiders are available at Whole Foods Markets, MOM's Organic Market, Sprouts Markets, Festival Foods Markets, PCC Stores, New Leaf Stores, and a variety of online marketplaces such as PeanutFreePlanet.com and NaturalCandyStore.com

Tell us below why your child's school would appreciate a No Waste Party Kit, or learn more here.

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Comment by Sarah Royse on November 5, 2012 at 2:09pm

Oh wow, oh wow!!!  My son's teacher is going to be so excited!!!!  Thank you so much EcoMom Alliance and Surf Sweets Candy.  I've been fans of both companies for a long time!!!

Comment by KimberlyPinkson on November 5, 2012 at 2:04pm

We have raised enough to sponsor each of your children's classrooms. Yay!!!!! Please send your shipping address and the number of kids in the classroom to me at kimberly (at) ecomomalliance (dot) org with "Surf Sweets Classroom" in the Subject line. Also, please go LIKE or FOLLOW @SurfSweetsCandy. It is because of them that we can do this promo! https://www.facebook.com/SurfSweetsCandy

Comment by KimberlyPinkson on November 5, 2012 at 7:16am

Hi ladies,

Thank you so much for your comments. We'll let you know shortly whose classrooms have been chosen. Everybody ok post Sandy? Please let us know if you need anything.

Comment by 1HealthyFuture on October 30, 2012 at 8:11am

My kids go to a school that is not at all eco-conscious.  Processed foods are served on disposable styrofoam at lunch. Parties, snacks and incentives are candy focused.  At the beginning of the year the water fountains were broken and kids were encouraged to bring their own plastic, disposable bottles of water to school. I would love for the school to have a No Waste Party Kit. We need small steps to inspire and lead by example.  A party kit could plant the seed of change in one classroom, generate excitement about a new way of doing things without adding financial stress to parents or teachers. I would be overjoyed to help plant that seed with a No Waste Party Kit. 

Comment by Christy Rollo on October 22, 2012 at 7:09pm

I am a grade 5/6 teacher at an inner city school and I am trying to promote being ecologically mindful. When we have class parties I ask the students to bring their own cups, plates and cutlery, but this can be a real challenge for the students. Sometimes their parents are busy working shift work, graveyard shift, several jobs and they are not at home to remind them to bring homework or extra requests like bring their own dishes to school. This kit would be very helpful! I have 30 students in my classroom this year. What a fabulous idea!

Comment by Jamie Dummer on October 22, 2012 at 6:24pm

As a teacher and parent, I would LOVE to have a no waste party kit. As much as I try to limit waste and eliminate the 'junk' that comes with classroom parties, it's very challenging to get everyone on board, especially because they don't feel like we have the resources. Or they don't know any alternatives. I'd heard from many parents through the years about their frustration with the waste in schools, and I think we would all, parents and staff, would ove to learn new ways to help limit waste!

Comment by Brenna Burke on October 22, 2012 at 5:07pm

My children go to a school that considers itself green. They do a good job in some aspects, rain barrels, garden to support the local food pantry, composting, waste reduction, but they still have a long way to go to be really green. I think the school - the kids - would really appreciate the hard work they do keep the school healthy and eco-friendly, but would love to learn new ways to help themselves, their school, and their homes be even greener! Plus, who wouldn't a party from these amazing companies?

Comment by Amy OVes on October 22, 2012 at 3:20pm

My child's school is in the dark ages as far as being "Green".  Teachers are talking with the kids about being sustainable, but I really don't see the school taking much action.  I really believe that many of the teachers are just clueless  about how to start-especially when our school is cutting many items to meet a budget.  The party kit would be a fun way to kick start the school into taking more initiative especially once they see how easy and often times cheaper it can be.

Comment by Arena T on October 22, 2012 at 9:12am

My child's school would appreciate it because they are doing their best in teaching the children how to be green, and to be environmentally friendly, but are a Title 1 school and very low income. I know they would appreciate any help they could get in this area!

Comment by Sarah Royse on October 22, 2012 at 5:30am

My son's small elementary school is encouraging all students to be more environmentally-friendly.  There are plans for a small garden and there have been efforts to reduce paper waste in the office and classrooms.  Reusable party supplies would promote waste reduction and address a major concern is his school, which is large amounts of trash left behind from classroom parties!  Thanks for the wonderful opportunity!

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