Back in the day (oh so long ago), when I attended elementary and secondary school, I remember many pieces of equipment we used in the classroom were on their last legs. Upgrades were a luxury. I recall notices and signs that stated equipment donations were always welcomed.
Even now, with all of the world’s technological advances, many schools do not have the latest and greatest equipment to keep up with the growth and ever changing digital landscape.
At the same time, reducing our eco-footprint is important as well. All of the outdated equipment needs to be disposed of in a safe manner for the sake of our environment, and all newly implemented equipment should be mindful of its environmental impact.
Staples Canada has an amazing contest on from now until January 31, 2015, where ten (10) publicly funded schools can win $25,000 of the latest technology from Staples.
In collaboration with Earth Day Canada, Staples wants to hear about the positive eco initiatives from elementary and secondary schools in communities across Canada.
Folks, this info isn’t just for students and teachers, it’s for the parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts etc who would like to see a school in their community be recognized for their innovation AND receive much-needed technology and equipment. The most important requirement is that the submission comes from a school official. That isn’t to say a student can’t respond to the questions in the submission! So start writing and superpower your school!
There isn’t a whole lot of time left to submit your entry (only one entry per school), so review the criteria and please be sure to share this with your family and friends across Canada and help 10 lucky schools get a pretty amazing prize!
Wishing you all the best of luck!