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Last call for entries! Eco-Responsible schools can win a new computer lab

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Last call for entries! Eco-Responsible schools can win a new computer lab08:00 EST Tuesday, December 06, 2011RICHMOND HILL, ON, Dec. 6, 2011 /CNW/ - Time is winding down as eco-responsible schools have only two weeks left to enter the Staples Canada Recycle for Education Computer Lab Contest for a chance to win one of 20 computer labs valued at $25,000 each."This is our chance to recognize young students and schools doing their part to make their community a little greener," said Steve Matyas, president of Staples Canada.Public school students are asked to write a 300-word essay describing the eco-responsible initiative(s) their school has adopted. Essays will be judged by four industry expert panelists: Jed Goldberg from Earth Day Canada, Scott Alic from Earth Cycle Planning, Wade Humphries from Direct Energy and Gordon Harrison from GreenLearning Canada. You can read more about each of the panelists here."This is our chance to really make a difference in the 20 winning schools across Canada by providing them with the latest in computer technology. Hopefully, we are also motivating schools to make eco-responsible changes," said Matyas.Over 100 entries have been received so far, meaning there are still very good odds for schools that enter. Entries will be accepted only until December 16, 2011. For more information about the contest, click here. About Staples CanadaStaples, Canada's largest office products company, is committed to providing Canadians with a wide choice of office services and products. Serving all types of business—from the small home office to large enterprise—Staples makes it easy for customers to operate their offices efficiently and affordably by offering an extensive selection of office supplies, technology, electronics and office furniture as well as business services, including computer repair and maintenance, and copy and print services. Operating as Bureau en GrosMC in the province of Quebec and Staples® Canada in all other provinces, the company employs over 15,000 associates at 320+ stores and at their head office in Richmond Hill, Ontario. Ranked as one of Canada's top five Canadian companies in Marketing Magazine's Marketing/Leger 2010 Corporate Reputation Survey, Staples/Bureau en Gros is dedicated to offering customers the highest level of service, whether they choose to shop in-store, by catalogue or online. Staples Canada/Bureau en Gros is also invested in a number of corporate giving programs that actively support environmental, educational and entrepreneurial initiatives in Canadian communities from coast to coast. Visit www.staples.ca for more details, or visit us on Facebook and Twitter.Video with caption: "Video: Eco-Responsible schools can win a new computer lab". Video available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/cgi-bin/playback.cgi?file=20111206_C4059_VIDEO_EN_7850.mp4&posterurl=http://photos.newswire.ca/images/20111206_C4059_PHOTO_EN_7850.jpg&clientName=Staples%20Business%20Depot&caption=Video%3A%20Eco%2DResponsible%20schools%20can%20win%20a%20new%20computer%20lab&title=Eco%2DResponsible%20schools%20can%20win%20a%20new%20computer%20labFor further information: Alessandra Saccal-Tremblay              Ashley Jang Public Relations Manager                Public Relations Specialist STAPLES CANADA                STAPLES CANADA (905) 737-1147x2363        (905) 737-1147x2426 alessandra.saccal@staples.ca                    ashley.jang@staples.ca