2,000 School-aged Children Received An Early, Ocean-Friendly Holiday Surprise from Shore Buddies
Elementary children enrolled in the San Diego Unified School District’s food distribution program received an early Christmas gift on December 23rd, courtesy of Shore Buddies and San Diego Coastkeeper, a non-profit organization committed to protecting and restoring San Diego’s rivers, streams and coastline and wildlife that depend on clean water. This donation is also part of a greater social initiative for Shore Buddies, whose mission is to save marine life by actively keeping plastic out of the ocean as well as educate children about the dangers of single use plastic for the environment.
“We are thrilled to team up with the San Diego Coastkeeper to make this donation to the children of the community and support the San Diego Unified School District’s food distribution program,” says entrepreneur and environmentalist Malte Niebelschuetz, CEO of Shore Buddies. “Our children have been faced with so many incredible challenges this year and we hope that this donation will bring a sense of joy as they enter the holiday break.”
More importantly, Shore Buddies and San Diego Coastkeeper are providing classroom curriculum regarding the importance of recycling to the district, which will be presented via zoom in January. Niebelschuetz adds, “Early childhood education about the dangers of single use plastic for the environment is key. Shore Buddies goal is to make sustainability a second language from day one. With this knowledge, children will grow up more in touch with the environment and make better, more sustainable decisions as adults. They will also be more empowered to take action and stand up for what matters to them.”