HPSS in the running for a $50,000 computer lab

  • Feb. 9, 2011 7:00 p.m.

Mission’s Heritage Park Secondary School is in the running for a $50,000 computer lab.

Nearly 300 schools from across the country entered the Staples Canada Recycle For Education Computer Lab contest, and the judging panel has chosen the top five finalists with the most eco-responsible practices.

HPSS made several changes to reduce its environmental footprint, such as a student-led composting and recycling pilot program, which resulted in a 70 per cent decrease in garbage output.

Publicly funded elementary schools and high schools were invited to write essays describing their eco-responsible practices for a chance to win the computer lab for their school.

Staples awarded the top five schools flip cameras to document and share their environmental practices with the rest of the country on Staples Canada’s YouTube channel www.youtube.com/staplestv.

Competing against HPSS are Dover Bay secondary in Nanaimo, Cardinal-Roy in Quebec, Manitoba’s W.C. Miller Collegiate and Ontario’s Gisele-Lalonde. The winning school will be announced on Feb. 16.

For more information visit www.staples.ca/recycleforeducation.