SUMMER 2008:

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Photos from Twiistup 4

Posted by andy on July 18th, 2008

Twiistup4 was a huge success and we had a great time spreading the good green word and collecting unwanted and excess schwag for Operation Gratitude. Thanks again to Mike Macadaan and everyone at the Viceroy for making it happen.

Tonight, the Wagon will be in full effect — in the form of a bio-diesel eco-limo — at Rubicon. Come by, say hi, drop your unwanted schwag and come hitch a ride to the Schwaggin’ Wagon / GirlGamer after-party at Busby’s in Santa Monica.

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Did you ever think you’d hear us say we are The Schwaggin’ SUV? For this Tech-Event-Week in Los Angeles, we are proud to team up with Eco-Limo to create the Schwaggin’ Eco-Wagon! We will be ridin’ around Los Angeles in a Bio-Diesel Ford Excursion SUV, compliments of our sponsor, Eco-Limo.
Eco-Limo\'s Ford Excursion Bio Diesel

Why are we so pleased at this sponsorship/partnership? It’s not because they were chosen to service the Academy Awards for the last four years. It’s that Eco-Limo is one of only 6 companies in California featured on Google’s Google Green site, and last year they received the Grand Prize in Sustainability by the City of Santa Monica, recognized as well by the California State Senate and Assembly! In short, they rock the eco-world. They are exactly what we were looking for in terms of transportation.

The ROI of Edible Schwag

Posted by Daniel Hartman on July 3rd, 2008

Edible Schwag?
Yesterday on iMedia, Leah Messinger summarized some killer schwag success stories, including hand-delivered cupcakes by ValueClick, in an article called The ROI of Quality Swag. Edible schwag is a great concept, and cupcakes are still in, and we are proud to have made that connection ourselves last week, so don’t think we stole the idea if you see us selling cupcakes to benefit charity in the future! The point here is that anything memorable and eco-conscious makes good schwag. There are a number of green schwag producers out there, and we hope they will sponsor The Schwaggin’ Wagon, because our message is their message.

Schwaggin’ Mission#1: Operation Gratitude Care Packages

Posted by Michael Liskin on May 2nd, 2008

Michael Liskin with Director of Operations Charlie Othold

The Wagon has dropped off its contents at one of the two worthy organizations receiving our bounty: Operation Gratitude.
What I found fascinating about these care packages is that above all the other contents–the Girl Scout Cookies, the CDs and DVDs, the toiletries, and of course comfy tech t-shirts–it’s the Beany Babies that stand out as most important to send to the troops. Why? I learned that when the troops give these little plush animals to the children around their stationed towns, those children tell the troops where the enemy is located. Who knew that Beany Babies would become part of the crucial currency for our troops’ safety?

We received a warm reception from the all-volunteer corps; While Carolyn Blashek, founder of Operation Gratitude, was not present, the Director of Operations, Charlie Othold, was there to explain that 16,000-18,000 care packages are sent to the troops on each of their Assembly Weekends, and he welcomes those of you who live in the Los Angeles area and are over 12 years old to come and help pack those boxes. May 17th-18th is the next Assembly Weekend. The location is in Encino, but I am unable to publish the address due to homeland security issues. Please contact them directly for their address. Schwaggineers plan to attend en force! Please contact us here if you would like to join us.