10 schools share $250,000 in new technology from Staples Canada for their environmental projects

TORONTO, April 5, 2017 /CNW/ - Staples Canada reveals today the names of 10 schools that have each won $25,000 in new technology as part of an annual contest that recognizes inspiring projects Canadian schools implement in support of the environment. The winners – five elementary and five secondary schools – were chosen from among more than 700 applications submitted in the Staples Superpower your School Contest, organized in partnership with Earth Day Canada.

2017 Staples Superpower your School Contest winners:

Atlantic Canada

  • Elementary: École Mgr. Francois-Bourgeois from Shédiac, New Brunswick
  • Secondary: Caledonia Regional High School from Hillsborough, New Brunswick

Ontario

  • Elementary: Charles C. McLean Public School from Gore Bay, Ontario
  • Secondary: Leamington District Secondary School from Leamington, Ontario

Quebec

  • Elementary: Morin Heights Elementary School from Morin Heights, Quebec
  • Secondary: École secondaire de l'Odyssée from Valcourt, Quebec

Western Canada

  • Elementary: Woodlands School from Woodlands, Manitoba
  • Secondary: Churchill Community High School from La Ronge, Saskatchewan

British Columbia and Yukon

  • Elementary: Sen Pok Chin from Oliver, British Columbia
  • Secondary: Stelly's Secondary from Saanichton, British Columbia

"Schools are doing absolutely amazing things across the country," said Mary Sagat, president of Staples Canada. "Our team of judges was thoroughly impressed by the creativity of applicants. We're excited to see how the new technology will help further their programs and we encourage every school in Canada to prepare their projects for the 2018 contest."

"From micro-hatcheries to dronography, the projects we read about in this year's submissions were truly innovative and went far beyond traditional stewardship activities," said Deb Doncaster, president of Earth Day Canada. "All of the winning schools should feel incredibly proud of their accomplishments."

To learn about the winning projects, visit www.staples.ca/PowerEco.

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About Staples Canada/Bureau en Gros
Staples Canada/Bureau en Gros makes it easy to make more happen with more products and more ways to shop. Through its world-class retail, online and delivery capabilities, Staples lets customers shop however and whenever they want, whether it's in-store, online, on mobile devices, or through the company's innovative buy online, pick up in store option. Staples offers more products than ever, such as technology, facilities and breakroom supplies, furniture, safety supplies, medical supplies, and Copy and Print services. Consistently ranked as one of Canada's top ten companies in Marketing Magazine's Marketing/Leger Corporate Reputation Survey, Staples/Bureau en Gros is dedicated to offering customers the highest level of service. Staples Canada/Bureau en Gros also is invested in a number of corporate giving programs that actively support environmental, educational and entrepreneurial initiatives in Canadian communities from coast to coast. Visit www.staples.ca for more information, or visit us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Earth Day Canada
Earth Day Canada (EDC), a national environmental charity founded in 1990, provides Canadians with the practical knowledge and tools they need to lessen their impact on the environment. In 2004, it was recognized as the top environmental education organization in North America for its innovative year-round programs and educational resources by the Washington-based North American Association for Environmental Education. In 2008, it was chosen as Canada's "Outstanding Non-profit Organization" by the Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication. EDC regularly partners with thousands of organizations in all parts of Canada. To donate to Earth Day Canada, please visit www.earthday.ca/donate.

SOURCE Staples Canada Inc.

For further information: Media information: Alessandra Saccal, Staples Canada, 905 737-1147 ext. 2363, alessandra.saccal@staples.ca; Kathleen Stelmach, Torchia Communications, 416 341-9929 ext. 227, kathleen@torchiacom.com; Vanessa Farquharson, Earth Day Canada, 416 599-1991 ext. 207, vanessa@earthday.ca

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