Does your child go to an Ontario eco-school? If so, this Superpower your School Contest is an initiative you’ll want to share with them.
Schools who make earth-friendly practices a priority will love the opportunity to enter for a chance to win one of ten prizes of $20,000 worth of new technology from Staples Canada.
Earth Day Canada and Staples Canada have partnered together for eight years and during this time have awarded 80 eco-conscious schools technology to help nurture their love of the earth through learning.
How can a school win?
Keen eco-schoolers should work together to showcase a special environmental project their school community has been involved in or their overall eco-efforts. Certificates, data, photos, and results all help tell the story.
For inspiration on what to share, eco-champions should be sure to check out last year’s winners. There were common themes amongst the winners, such as solving a community or environmental issue and environmental activism. Some of the winning projects included: helping people grow their own food, awareness campaigns and media to address the changing environment, and student involvement in conservation practices.
Interested schools can enter the contest, here until January 31st.
How can a school start making positive environmental changes?
Start small and grow!
- Create an in-school awareness campaign about school lunches
- Start a boomerang lunch program
- Plan to revive the school garden
- Design a playground to have more natural space and make a plan to include these elements
- Plan all school trips to be outdoor trips
Plus, read our list of four more ways to go green all year long.
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