SUMMER 2008:




Mashable Summer Tour


SPONSORED BY:

GeoGraffiti.com


MEDIA SPONSORS:

TechZulu.com

EarthFirst

GotoGreenLA.com


BENEFITING:


SPECIAL THANKS TO:

rubicon project


SPONSOR/VOLUNTEER

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This Schwaggin’s Been Valleywagoned

Posted by andy on April 24th, 2008

schwaggin wagonJackson West gets it:

After years of going to tech networking events and trade shows, you end up with logo shirts and crappy hats. [...]

[The Schwaggin' Wagon]‘ll take your unwanted promotional goodies and turn them into support for InnerKids, a Southern California nonprofit committed to instilling Buddhist mindfulness in the young. The message on which our youth can meditate: That you care enough to give them something you got for free.

Read “Schwaggin’ Wagon donating tech tees.”

Schwaggin’ Wagon Featured on CNET’s Webware

Posted by andy on April 24th, 2008

Elsa Wenzel penned a sweet field report about the Schwaggin’ Wagon:

A group of Los Angeles friends who work in social media were kvetching earlier this month about the mountain of waste–such as branded T-shirts, stress balls, keychains, and other giveaways–that pile up at tech conferences.

They decided to turn that into an opportunity to sweeten the convention party circuit while benefiting charity.

Michael Liskin, Marjorie Kase, and David Preciado decided to cruise the Web 2.0 Expo in a “Schwaggin’ Wagon,” collecting excess knickknacks from vendors. They plan to send the souvenirs in care packages to U.S. troops in Iraq, as well as to the nonprofit InnerKids.

Read “Schwaggin’ Wagon cruises for conference party favors“.

We started our adventure on the road!

Posted by Kyra on April 22nd, 2008

After a photo shoot, several bathroom breaks, and an overly long wait emailing photos to Marjorie for a press release we finally set sail. Within five-miles into the trip it was time for lunch – a quick lunch of pizza and burritos at the Howard Hughes Center.

schwaggin and eatin

Just as soon got back on the 405, phones were ring and lap tops we plopped open. Our first group challenge was trying to pronouns’ “speedway” into the phone for Goog411.

I guess I should have got rid of the gum. We all seem to be unproductive as we try to conduct business as usual. While we search for printers in SF on Michael pearl blackberry, I curse myself for not reactive my EVDO Verizon Wireless plan.

Four hours later we made a pit stop in Turlock for some wireless access and some yummy grub, compliments of Anna Reidinger of Local Choices. Back on the road to SF. More updates to follow….