Back when I was in elementary school we had one computer lab filled with Commadore 64’s for the whole school. By high school many families, including mine, had desk top computers a home. Fast forward to today – my house has more computing devices than people. Desk top computers, laptops, iPads, cell phones technology is a part of our everyday lives, and it is evolving rapidly. I am happy to see Staples Canada supporting Canadian Schools by providing 10 lucky schools with new computer labs through the Recycle for Education Contest.
A recent survey by Staples showed that only 83% of schools have computer labs and many of those labs are out of date. In collaboration with Earth Day Canada, Staples will be donating 10 computer labs (valued at $25,000) to public elementary and secondary schools across Canada. Here is a short video from Steve Maytas, President of Staples Canada, about the contest:
So take a moment and think –How does your school “Go Green”? Does your school have a great organics recycling program? Do they take part in water conservation initiatives and education? Time to toot your own horn and write about the green initiatives that you school takes in a 500 word essay.
Students from Canadian public elementary or secondary school can submit a 500 word essay to their Principal for approval. One essay per school can be submitted to Staples via their website or facebook. This contest closes on Feb 22, 2013 and entries will be judged by a panel of 7 judges. In addition to the 10 computer labs being given away Staples Canada will make a donation to Earth Day Canada for every entry to this contest.
“From advanced recycling programs to energy efficiency, to use of more eco-responsible products Staples Canada and Earth Day Canada are looking forward to learning what strides schools are taking toward being more environmentally positive”
So let us know, how do your local schools Go Green?
Disclosure: I received compensation for this post. The opinions are strictly my own.