5 Things You Didn't Know About Dan Cotter: Vice President of CellMark's Recycling Division

5 Things You Didn't Know About Dan Cotter: Vice President of CellMark's Recycling Division

Our friends at CellMark are some of our biggest fans and advocates, and Dan Cotter is no exception. Dan is always looking for ways to work with PaperSeed and further our mission, and (as you'll read below) he shares a our passion for education and lifelong learning! As we're getting ready to kick off our annual Recycled Materials Art Competition, we couldn't think of a better person to interview for this month's newsletter! 

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5 Things You Didn't Know About Laura Sears: Co-Founder & Development Director, Vida Verde Nature Education

5 Things You Didn't Know About Laura Sears: Co-Founder & Development Director, Vida Verde Nature Education

We have had the privilege of working with Vida Verde for a number of years now, and continue to be impressed by their commitment to equity in education and teaching the next generation about nature and sustainability. Laura Sears is Vida Verde's dynamic co-founder, and a PaperSeed Champion through and through.

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5 Things You Didn't Know About Jeff Rice: International Commodities Trader, CellMark Inc.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Jeff Rice: International Commodities Trader, CellMark Inc.

Jeff Rice is an active member of PaperSeed Novato, and giving back to others is something which comes naturally to him. His work takes him around the globe, and gives him a unique perspective on the circumstances people in the developing world are born into. We're excited to share a little bit more about what makes Jeff a PaperSeed Champion-- read below!

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5 Things You Didn't Know About Tanner Burgdorf, Program Coordinator for Groundwork Bridgeport

5 Things You Didn't Know About Tanner Burgdorf, Program Coordinator for Groundwork Bridgeport

The Groundwork Bridgeport team is doing some amazing work in their community, and we are so excited to be working with them to bring a learning garden to the area. This month, we interviewed Tanner Burgdorf to learn more about the amazing people that make Groundwork Bridgeport such a success.

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Can We Replicate South Korea's Successful Education System?

Can We Replicate South Korea's Successful Education System?

This week, we are taking a closer look at South Korea, a country which boasts one of the most highly educated and skilled work forces in the world. Many argue that South Korea’s robust economy (the 12th largest in the world) is a result of the high value placed on education, and the salary returns students see on their investments in higher education. Can their methods and approach be replicated, or are South Korea’s high PISA’s scores a result of more culturally ingrained attitudes and beliefs about education?

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5 Things You Didn't Know About David Lemiso, Executive Director of the Kilgoris Project

5 Things You Didn't Know About David Lemiso, Executive Director of the Kilgoris Project

The Kilgoris Project (TKP) is a Kenya-based NGO dedicated to the health, education, and wellbeing of Maasai children in Kilgoris, Kenya. We have partnered with TKP to expand their reach, and have most recently collaborated on a sustainable tree farm project, which will provide an ongoing in-country revenue source to help keep TKP's programs operating in perpetuity. That said, none of this outstanding work would be possible without the outstanding leadership brought by David Lemiso!

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