Mario Jr., Interviews Sweet Pete of Sweet Pete’s Candy Shop

March 24, 2015
Hosted by Mario Ridgley Jr.

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Episode Description

Alive and Green Fans get ready for another Amazing Episode. Today Mario Jr’s Guest is Sweet Pete founder of Sweet Pete’s Candy Shop in Jacksonville Florida. Sweet Pete’s is a confectionery company that’s been in business for over 20 years and believe consumers deserve pure, simple, sweets made the traditional way using real cane sugar. Sweet Pete will share his Amazement for all things Candy from very young, perfecting a Science for candy making. Sweet Pete will also talk about being featured on CNBC Reality Show, The Profit with Host Businessman, TV Personality and Philanthropist Mr. Marcus Lemonis. Mario Jr will talk to Sweet Pete about how he recently turned his Candy World into a Candy Universe with an Awesome New Location. Sweet Pete shares why it is important for him to Think Green in his ingredient choices. Sweet Pete also talks about how offering vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, and nut-free options labeled his company as, the sweetest destination on earth, he has something for everyone! You will also find out how you can be hands-on in a “Sweet Science” class. Tune in to Help Mario Jr Support this wonderful Local Business. Mario Eco Jr will also Help you have a Sustainable week with his “Great Green Tip” and he will keep you Laughing with his Joke of the Day. Think Green and Remember; The Box Free Zone; “Don’t Think Outside The Box, There Is No Box” -Perry Damone- #kidstar,#emprkids

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Mario Jr. discovered every year we throw away fifty billion food and drink cans, twenty-seven billion glass bottles and jars, and sixty-five million plastic and metal jar can covers. More than thirty percent of our waste is packaging materials. He asked, “Where does it all go?” Some eighty five percent of our garbage is sent to a dump, or landfill, where it can take from one-hundred to four-hundred years for things like cloth and aluminum to decompose and glass has been found in perfect condition after four-thousand years! Mario Jr. realized we are quickly running out of space and decided to put what he learned in to action by sharing his knowledge of the "Three ‘R’ Basics" - Reducing, Reusing and Recycling! Listen in each week to be informed and inspired!

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Mario Jr. is a 16 year old A–B Honor Community and Environmental Activist, who at age 12, won the Florida State Science Fair, became class president and partnered with Waste Pro of Florida to establish The Imagine School at Town Center's Recycling Program "Recycling with a Twist"! His innovative kid ran program offers yearly certification to the ISTC Six Measurements of Excellence in economic sustainability goals, reducing school costs with a “Go Green” campaign including lots of fun pizza parties.

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