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GPK featured on FOX 5 Good Day Atlanta! Thanks to Keri Greenwald of responsiblemommy.com for showcasing the kit. She says "I love it! It's brilliant!" See video on left side of link! http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/dpp/good_day_atl/Great-Tips-to-Green-Your-School-20100804-gda-sd Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2010 at Green Party Kits
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Great day at Earth Day, Balboa Park. From 10-5, we never stopped talking to folks who stopped by to hear about GPK. Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2010 at Green Party Kits
If you are a teacher in the San Diego country public school system, and would like one of my twelve remaining FREE kits (courtesy of the Green Effect), come by my booth tomorrow at the Balboa Park Earth Day Fair---and you can walk away with one! I'll be at booth #163, in front of the rose garden, close to the Museum of Man. See you there... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2010 at Green Party Kits
GPK mentioned on the Mother Nature Network blog. Thanks to Jenn Savedge, author of books on green parenting. (See front page, right column). http://www.mnn.com/family Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2010 at Green Party Kits
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Another application of the Green Party Kit---camping trips! Pictured here in use at Joshua Tree for a tenth birthday! We had fire-cooked meals, in aluminum foil. I didn't wash the dishes until two days later---and was pleased that the BBQ sauce didn't leave a trace on the white plates. Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2010 at Green Party Kits
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The applications for Green Party Kits are numerous---here it is in use at our Little League Caps night. Every year, team ballcaps are distributed, cakes are auctioned as a fundraiser, and kids have a piece of cake with their teams. Usually, goodies are served with disposable goods---but not with the mighty Grasshoppers! Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2010 at Green Party Kits
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The March issue of PTO Today magazine does a story on Green Classroom Party Kits. Download a copy of the story here. . Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2010 at Green Party Kits
Green Party Kits has signed on to sponsor a very cool project: "American Makeover---a web series about New Urbanism, the alternative to suburban sprawl" (Thanks to an anonymous patron in Indian Wells!) Visit them at www.americanmakeover.tv Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2010 at Green Party Kits
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Mar 16, 2010
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Last night I spoke at the Riverside Womens' Club for their conservation night. Thank you to Robbie Kennedy for the invitation, and to all the women who do so much for our communities! Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2010 at Green Party Kits
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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. Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2010 at Green Party Kits
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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! Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2010 at Green Party Kits
I received this note from a parent in the San Diego Unified district last week: "Hi Tricia, 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... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2010 at Green Party Kits
Having googled "green party kits" I was delighted to find this blog entry from "Living a Greener Life" http://www.livingagreenerlife.com/blog/archives/580 I also found a great mention of GPK here a well... http://www.missouribusiness.net/eac/docs/green_holidays.asp Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2010 at Green Party Kits
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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. Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2010 at Green Party Kits
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Another photo from the Womens' Club State Board meeting (see below!) Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2010 at Green Party Kits
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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. Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2010 at Green Party Kits
More great feedback from parents and teachers: "Dear Tricia, 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... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2010 at Green Party Kits
I just received this feedback from a Mom from Mt. Woodsen Elementary, Ramona, CA: "I used my Green Party Kit for the first time a few days ago at our class's winter celebration. It worked wonderfully! Loved having that size of plate and it was sturdy enough to hold the two (relatively large & heavy) frosted sugar cookies the kids were decorating. After the party the kids gathered the items and I dropped them in a bag and I washed them right up (in the dishwasher). It felt great to not have to fill up the teacher's trash can that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2009 at Green Party Kits
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The party kits in use at our Christmas family-style feast in the fourth grade. Moms serve the kids courses, in a restaurant-style holiday table. It was a busy day, so I took the kit home to wash and will return when school resumes in January. Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2009 at Green Party Kits
Want to include cloth napkins in your green party kit? I have recently discovered another Mom-powered, eco-entrenpeneur product: Litter free napkins! They are 100% organic cotton napkins made in the U.S. They come in sets of 5 in a variety of colors. I received some samples, and they look great---very soft with a colored trim. I'll be using them on Friday in the 4th grade holiday feast along with the green party kits. To find out more visit them at: www.litterfreelunch.com Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2009 at Green Party Kits
Here is the link to the Channel 4 San Diego piece that ran on Channel 7's 4:00 news last week: "Penny For Your Thoughts" Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2009 at Green Party Kits
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A team from Channel 4 News met me in San Diego yesterday and filmed me passing out kits/talking to classes at two schools in Linda Vista and Solana Beach. A fun afternoon! Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2009 at Green Party Kits
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We saw the Sunchips bag for the first time on the shelf! We were out with our dear friends, the Deckers, for dessert and decided to walk over to Vons to see the bag. When we flipped it over, a big cheer went up, causing a shopper to inquire what all the commotion was about. We told him the story and showed him the bag. He and his wife promptly put a bag in their cart and playfully asked me to sign it. Hilarious! Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2009 at Green Party Kits
I am personally delivering most of the free party kits to San Diego city schools. In the link below, a teacher that requested a kit posted a little article about it on her classroom's homepage. Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2009 at Green Party Kits