Do you know about Staples Canada’s Superpower your School contest? Participating Canadian elementary and secondary schools have a chance to win one of 10 prizes of $20,000 in new technology. Can you imagine what your school would do with $20,000 of tech?! This contest is an inspiration for students, educators, and parents to kick-start positive eco-initiatives in their schools. Read on to learn more…
ABOUT THE STAPLES CANADA SUPERPOWER YOUR SCHOOL CONTEST
This is the 10th anniversary of Staples Canada’s Superpower your School contest. Partnering with EcoKids and Earth Day Canada, Staples Canada invites entries from now to January 31, 2020 on the contest website, staples.ca/PowerEco. So don’t wait…surf over now and enter!
WHY IS THIS CONTEST IMPORTANT FOR OUR KIDS?
Environmental leadership and responsibility is all around our children right now. From recycling plastics in their lunches to reusing paper for crafts.
RELATED: encourage kids to be eco-friendly with litter-less lunches. You might be inspired for food choices reading my Easy School Lunch List.
Students are eco-leaders every time they put something in the recycling bin. The school community is a prime setting to further encourage kids (and their adults) to grow environmental knowledge and create a sustainable, long term, promise to create a healthier world
How can schools help the environment?
- Writing Instrument Recycling. (drop off at store locations) Did you know you can recycle used writing instruments, like pens, pencils, markers and highlighters? I put them in the recycling at home but it didn’t occur to me that this can be done at schools. Your school can create a drop-box for used writing instruments and then deliver them to any Staples Canada store for them to be shipped to TerraCycle for recycling.
- Battery Recycling. (drop off at store locations) I know our school has a battery recycling box for rechargeable and alkaline batteries. I’ve sent used batteries to school myself; making this a school and home eco-friendly solution. Staples Canada has partnered with Call2Recycle for recycling of batteries.
- Electronics Recycling. (drop off at store locations) E-waste can be a big problem for landfills. Staples Canada and partner eCycle Solutions accept recyclable items accepted including cell phones, computers, computer parts and more at stores (excluding locations in Calgary, Alberta).
- School Ink Recycling. Another landfill problem…used ink cartridges. Yuck! Your school can sign up for a free ink bin at canadaschoolrecycling.ca.
$20,000 in new technology!
We know that Staples Canada is The Working and Learning Company and an inspiring partner to teachers, students and parents. Heck, I am there often to pick up school supplies as well as shopping for my home office gear. They are certainly my partner. And they are partners to your students as well. $20,000 in new technology could be a game-changer to your school. New computers? Printers? Tablets? Gosh, I know our school would certainly make use of new tech in all their classes. Our schools benefit from this contest and encouraging community-based, eco-friendly, programs benefit our kids’ futures. I think we should spread the word!
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