Playing Her Cards
A South Bay mom turns lifestyle choices into a rewarding business.
Based in Manhattan Beach, Deckopedia Publishing is the brainchild of French-born Caroline Chabert Graeff, a former professional snowboarder. Her passion for sports—surfing, yoga, tennis and snowboarding—is equally matched by her love for reading, travel and self-improvement.
Always looking to learn, to grow and to inspire others as well, Caroline created Deckopedia, an attractive, easy-to-digest way for time-crunched people to find reliable information on several exciting lifestyle topics, including 50 Ways to Go Green, The Raw Rood Beginner’s Deck, 50 Must-See Destinations and 50 Road Trip Games.
This year she partnered with another member of the South Bay community, Grades of Green—an organization dedicated to inspiring and empowering students and the broader school community to care for the environment. Together they’re donating 1% of sales from Deckopedia’s 50 Ways to Go Green to Grades of Green and sharing eco-friendly tips with participating schools and students.
“Supporting an organization that changes the ecological footprint of schools around the nation is truly a perfect fit,” Caroline shares. According to Nicole Sevier, who heads up Grades of Green’s Trash Free Lunch Challenge, the partnership is already paying off.
“The Challenge encourages LA County schools to reduce lunchtime trash, and the creative and educational content in 50 Ways to Go Green helps our Challenge schools. The deck reinforces not only trash reduction habits but also all eco-friendly habits, helping our Challenge schools mark the 100,000th bag of trash diverted from the landfill.”
For more information and to get your own deck, visit deckopedia.com.
Before it was incorporated as North Manhattan Beach, the El Porto neighborhood oozed with sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. Take a time machine back to days when pilots, rock stars and drug dealers outnumbered the Realtors, restaurants and yoga instructors.