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Kids Konserve

Kids Konserve's waste-free lunch kits and other reusable lunch-packing products were the natural outgrowth of what two women saw as a big problem that required immediate attention. With the premise that any business they undertook had to help the environment in some way, it didn't take much imagination to see how they, as parents of young children, were contributing to garbage landfills, pollutants and sending the wrong message to their own children. How could they set an example of conservation for their children and empower them to be the examples of change for the future? Focusing on how school lunch programs operated opened their eyes and inspired them to create Kids Konserve.

Lynn Julian, formerly in the financial services industry for twelve years in the San Francisco Bay Area and Denver, Colorado, currently lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband and two school-aged children. Her expertise for Kids Konserve lies in the financial and marketing arenas. Her focus: Promoting the Kids Konserve concept within grade school systems nationwide, developing Kids Konserve awareness and educational programs that involve kids and parents and create a model for fund-raising opportunities thus widening the reach of the Kids Konserve waste-free lunch products and mission.

Chance Claxton was an original team member for the launch and positioning of Design Within Reach DWR, a contemporary retail furniture company with a nationwide presence. She has also been a consultant for merchandising and marketing for start-up companies. Her expertise for Kids Konserve: Designing and developing waste-free lunch and other reusable products; launching sales and marketing on the web and at select retail locations to position Kids Konserve as a pro-environmental force that will inspire and educate others.