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Sustainability Solutions Festival: It’s Time To Find A Better Way

What is sustainability? “It means different things to different people. But it affects us all – how we treat one another, our planet and our future. Sustainability is the greatest opportunity we have today to ensure we have our best possible future.”

We are so honored to be a part of the first-ever ASU Sustainability Solutions Festival held February 17-22, 2014. This fun, full-day event focused on educating, entertaining and inspiring kids and parents about sustainability was held at Arizona Science Center. How can we all reduce, reuse, recycle and innovate for a better tomorrow?

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We created a custom eco-friendly binocular sticker for the event and had hundreds and hundreds of recycled toilet paper rolls on hand to upcycle and re-purpose into interactive, simple toys with hundreds of kids. I brought along my enthusiastic little helper so it made the day even more special.

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Kids always think "outside of the box (or roll)".

Kids always think “outside of the box (or roll)”.

Custom designed binocular stickers for the event.

Custom designed binocular stickers for the event.

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Camel art made up of tiny plastic recycled toys.

Camel art made up of tiny plastic recycled toys.

A string instrument made by a kid using a recycled salt container and three rubber bands.
A string instrument made by a kid using a recycled salt container and three rubber bands.

Our neighbors at the event made DIY self-watering planters with recycled water bottles and string.

Our neighbors at the event made DIY self-watering planters with recycled water bottles and string.

A big thank you goes to ASU Sustainaibilty Solutions Festival for putting on this very impressive week-long festival and also to Arizona Science Center for hosting the event that launched this celebration!

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Press Release: Three Companies Receive Summer 2012 Eco-Choice Awards

Press Contact:
Cathy Steel, 203-340-9251
cathysteel@cathysteelassociates.com
NYIGF Press Information

THREE COMPANIES RECEIVE SUMMER 2012 ECO-CHOICE AWARDS
Online Voting Determine Best “Green” Products To Be Featured at NYIGF

NEW YORK, NY, August 17, 2012… As a result of popular balloting, three companies – are you?, Box Play for Kids and Iskin – have been named winners of the 6th semi-annual Eco Choice Awards recognizing the most innovative and environmentally responsible gift, home, and lifestyle products at the summer 2012 New York International Gift Fair® (NYIGF®), August 18-22, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and Passenger Ship Terminal’s Piers
92 & 94.

For the first time in the competition’s history, voting took place online for the Eco Choice Awards, co-sponsored by NYIGF and GREENRetailer magazine. According to Christian Falkenberg, NYIGF director and GLM vice president, “The competition’s first ever online balloting was very well-received and a record number of votes were cast. From among 24 finalists, the three winning products really resonated with voters and were clear winners.”

Summer 2012 Eco Choice Awards winners and finalists are:

Most Innovative: Iskin, (Buenos Aires, Argentina) for its “Flora” flower vase cover made of 100% organic wool.
Finalist: Europe2 You (Roswell, GA) for its mirror sieve.
Finalist: Tesoros (Austin, TX) for its woven paper ribbon.

Most Sensitive Use of Materials: are you? (Robbinsville, NJ) for its 100% tree free cotton note cards.
Finalist: Alegria (Cupertino, CA) for its golden grass handbag.
Finalist: Woolbuddy (San Rafael, CA) for its felting giraffe.

Most Sellable: Box Play for Kids (Phoenix, AZ) for its sticker sets which transform cartons into playthings.
Finalist: Article 22 (Brooklyn, NY) for its exterior story triple bracelet set.
Finalist: Sea Stones (Windham, NH) for its drink chillers.

NYIGF is the nation’s premier gift, home and lifestyle marketplace, with 2,800+
exhibiting companies featuring an extraordinary breadth and depth of design-driven home fashion products and complementary giftware. Some 35,000 attendees from all 50 states and more than 80 countries worldwide are expected. Information and registration is available online at www.nyigf.com.