Schools are in line to win one of 10 prizes of $20,000 in new technology
RICHMOND HILL, ON, March 12, 2018 /CNW/ - The top 100 finalists for the 2018 Superpower your School contest have been announced by Staples and Earth Day Canada. The finalist schools are leading the charge in community environmental projects and are now in the running to win one of the 10 shopping sprees of $20,000 in new technology products from Staples.
"Every year, we are completely inspired by the programs developed by students and teachers to make the world a cleaner and greener place," says David Boone, Chief Executive Officer, Staples Canada. "It's a great pleasure for us to award the next generation of environmental leaders with the equipment they need to keep growing and learning to be environmentally responsible."
Conducted by a panel of volunteer organizations interested in sustainability, the final judging takes place in the weeks leading up to Earth Month with the 10 winners – five elementary and five secondary schools – to be announced in early April. Winners receive $20,000 each towards the purchase of new technology from Staples.
"These institutions teach current and future generations about the importance of sustainable development and encourage them to get creative and find new ways to live eco-friendly lifestyles," says Deb Doncaster, President, Earth Day Canada. "Through projects and programs like these, we are getting closer to a safer and eco-friendlier environment, which in itself is something to celebrate."
The list of 100 finalists can be found at www.staples.ca/powereco.
About Earth Day Canada
Celebrated every year on April 22, Earth Day is the largest environmental event in the world. Earth Day Canada is a national charity that inspires and supports people across the country to connect with nature and build resilient communities. It leads an annual Earth Day campaign in conjunction with year-round, award-winning programs that get people outside, interacting with the environment — this, in turn, fosters an intrinsically motivated, enduring commitment to stewardship and conservation. EDC works with children and youth through its EcoKids and EarthPLAY programs focused on putting outdoor play back into the lives of children by addressing play provision in schools, parks, streets and community green spaces. Visit earthday.ca for more information, or visit us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About Staples Canada/Bureau en Gros
Staples Canada/Bureau en Gros was founded in 1991. The company operates over 300 locations across all Canadian provinces. Through its world-class retail, eCommerce, mobile and delivery capabilities, Staples helps customers shop every day, however and whenever they want. Staples is dedicated to offering customers the latest products and expertise on everything from technology to school supplies, facility, breakroom, as well as business services and print production through Staples Print & Marketing.The company invests in a number of corporate giving programs that support environmental, educational and entrepreneurial initiatives in Canadian communities. Visit www.staples.ca for more information, or visit get social with Staples on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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