100 eco-conscious schools finalists in Superpower your School contest
One hundred environmentally conscious Canadian schools are one step closer to winning $25,000 in technology.
Staples Canada has announced regional finalists for its 2017 Superpower your School Contest, which recognizes elementary and secondary schools that are helping the environment by implementing innovative eco-programs, according to a press release.
The 100 schools will now advance to a second round of judging where 10 schools from five different regions will be selected to receive $25,000 each toward the purchase of new technology from Staples Canada. The list of 100 finalists can be found at Staples.ca/PowerEco.
The final 10 winning schools will be announced April 22.
"Our judges were blown away by the quality and scale of some of the eco programs that these schools are implementing," said Mary Sagat, president of Staples Canada. "Their passion for making a difference is inspiring."
Now in its seventh year, the contest is held in collaboration with Earth Day Canada and saw more than 700 entries from publicly funded elementary and secondary schools across Canada.
"It's been amazing to see the level of innovation and creative thinking happening in our schools," said Deb Doncaster, president of Earth Day Canada. "The next generation of environmental leaders are very dedicated to the cause, and they're ready to take action now."