RICHMOND HILL, ON, Jan. 9, 2020 /CNW/ – Staples Canada has teamed up with EcoKids and Earth Day Canada for the 10th annual Superpower your Faculty Contest. Elementary and Secondary faculties throughout Canada are invited to enter the competition for an opportunity to win considered one of 10 prizes of $20,000 in new expertise from Staples.
From now till January 31, 2020, faculties can share their eco-initiatives which have positively impacted their college and neighborhood and submit their entries on the competition web site, staples.ca/PowerEco.
“Every year, the Superpower your Faculty Contest acknowledges faculties and college students which have carried out distinctive eco-initiatives to assist their communities and the setting,” stated David Boone, Chief Govt Officer of Staples Canada. “We’re glad to proceed empowering these college students by rewarding them with the newest expertise to assist them as they proceed to construct their consciousness, consciousness and understanding of the setting.”
To this point, the competition has awarded 90 environmentally aware faculties with the newest expertise to empower college students to proceed studying and creating their ardour and consciousness for the setting. Every year, the competition receives tons of of entries from faculties throughout Canada, sharing inspiring tales of what their academics and college students are doing to create a extra sustainable future of their neighborhood.
To assist faculties put together entries, Staples Canada, EcoKids and Earth Day Canada have assembled a sequence of sources, together with:
The competition is held in collaboration with nationwide charities, EcoKids and Earth Day Canada. EcoKids affords applications and sources for kids, dad and mom, educators, and communities in Canada to interact in environmental training. Earth Day Canada helps individuals and organizations scale back their environmental influence.
“We’re thrilled to be working with Staples Canada once more to rejoice the inspiring environmental initiatives going down in faculties throughout the nation,” stated Cristina Greco, Interim Govt Director of EcoKids. “We’re proud to assist modern approaches to stewardship and reward the precious environmental work of Canadian faculties and their communities.”
Staples Canada helps faculties make a distinction
Staples Canada is dedicated to serving to faculties do their half to avoid wasting the setting by providing a number of recycling applications:
- Faculty Ink Recycling: Yearly 300 million ink cartridges find yourself in North American landfills. Faculties throughout the nation can take part on this program by signing as much as obtain a free ink cartridge assortment bin. For particulars and to register for a free ink bin go to canadaschoolrecycling.ca.
- Battery Recycling: Staples Canada companions with Call2Recycle to gather used batteries (rechargeable and alkaline) from all retailer places and its Dwelling Workplace for recycling. The partnership started in 2004 and up to now over 1 million kilograms of used family batteries have been collected and safely recycled by this system.
- Writing Devices: In 2012, Staples Canada launched a writing instrument recycling program in partnership with TerraCycle®. This system encourages prospects to drop off used writing devices, akin to pens, pencils, markets and highlighters at native shops, that are then shipped to TerraCycle for recycling.
- Electronics Recycling: Staples Canada and its nationwide electronics recycling accomplice eCycle Solutions take again end-of-life electronics at virtually all of its retail places (excluding shops in Calgary, Alberta). Recyclable gadgets accepted embrace cell telephones, computer systems, pc elements and extra. To this point, Staples Canada has collected 20.5 million kilograms of e-waste for recycling by its electronics recycling program.
About Staples Canada
Staples Canada is The Working and Studying Firm. With a give attention to neighborhood, inspiration and companies, the corporate is dedicated to being a dynamic, inspiring accomplice to prospects who go to its 305 places throughout the nation and on-line at staples.ca. The corporate affords three co-working services in Toronto, Kelowna and Oakville below the banner Staples Studio. Since its transformation to The Working and Studying Firm, Staples Canada has been demonstrating a renewed dedication to small companies and shoppers, by expanded companies that transcend printing in Solutionshop, 1000’s of recent merchandise, tech companies, particular occasions, and informative content material with the Spotlight Speaker Series and newly-launched blog. A privately-owned firm, Staples Canada is devoted to serving to its prospects work, study and develop. Go to staples.ca for extra data, or get social with @StaplesCanada on Fb, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
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For additional data: Alessandra Saccal, Staples Canada, 905-737-1147 Ext. 2363, [email protected]; Kathleen Stelmach, Staples Canada, 905-737-1147 Ext. 2714, [email protected]; David Dwyer, Golin, 647-828-0140, [email protected]