Staples Canada donates computer lab to students for their eco-efforts
RICHMOND HILL, ON, Feb. 17 /CNW/ - Staples Canada has awarded a computer
lab valued at $50,000 to Dover Bay Secondary School in Nanaimo, BC, for
eco-responsible improvements made within their school, community and
This is the first time the retailer has awarded a computer lab. "We were
absolutely delighted with the sheer number of responses from schools!
After pouring through all the essays, it was clear that students care
deeply about preserving the environment and do want to make a
difference to the future of our planet," said Steve Matyas, president
of Staples Canada. Canadian students were invited to enter the contest
by writing a 500-word or less online essay about the actions they took
to help their school and community become more eco-responsible.
"It's great to see students getting their hands dirty and making
compost, recycling cartons, putting together solar panels for the
school to use, and taking learning from the classroom into the
community. I'm happy Staples can donate new technology to further
develop their research and understanding of the environment," said
Matyas. The office supply retailer has also awarded a second place
prize of a $5,000 gift card and a collection of eco-supplies to W.C.
Miller Collegiate, Altona, MB, and a $1,000 gift card to Heritage Park
Secondary School in Mission, BC.
Staples would also like to acknowledge their partners, Earth Day Canada,
earth cycle planning inc., Green Learning, and Direct Energy for their
work in judging the contest entries.
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Visit www.staples.ca/recycleforeducation for more information.
About Staples Canada
Founded in Toronto in 1991, Staples Canada Inc. is Canada's largest
everyday low price supplier of office supplies, business machines,
office furniture and business services for the small business and home
office customer. The chain operates stores in all provinces across
Canada under the banners Staples® Canada and Bureau en GrosMC. Marketing Magazine's Marketing/Leger 2009 Corporate Reputation Survey
ranked Staples Canada/Bureau en Gros in the top five. The company has
over 13,500 employees serving customers through more than 320 office
superstores, catalogue, and e-commerce. Staples/Bureau en Gros is
committed to making shopping easy by offering customers three ways to
shop: online, by catalogue and in-store. More information is available
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SOURCE Staples Business Depot
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