Vote for the environment – vote for A. Lorne Cassidy Public School

Some members of the ALC WE Team (Photo: Jenny Flowers)

Staples Canada, in collaboration with TerraCycle, held a contest for schools from across Canada entitled, “Staples Box that Rocks’. The students had to submit an environmental initiative to create something from recycled writing implements.

A. Lorne Cassidy Public School, of Stittsville, enthusiastically entered the contest.

The students used their creative talents to develop and construct their project using their recycled writing implements and this was submitted for consideration to the contest. A. Lorne Cassidy students and teachers are pleased to announce that the school has been chosen from entrants across Canada as one of the top finalists in the #8 position.

Karen Swerdfeger, a parent volunteer, said, “we found out about the contest as our school registered with Terracycle (who partnered with Staples for the marker recycling and contest) last year when we learned what they do and how it can lead to fundraising for our school. But most importantly, we wanted to bring the marker recycling initiative to the school. Last year was the first year we collected markers.”

She went on to say, “entering was as simple as submitting two pictures and a small blurb on the kid’s creation. I wish I could tell you what it took to get this far but it was not transparent. I got a blanket email today about voting and saw the kid’s box!”

First prize is a chance to win two outdoor garden beds and a picnic table made from 100% recycled plastic, as well as a $1,000 donation to any school or non-profit organization of choice, along with a $300 cheque for garden supplies. The students have decided to donate any winnings to the Dunrobin Tornado Relief Fund.

In order for A. Lorne Cassidy students to be awarded the top prize and able to donate to Dunrobin, they are asking everyone to vote for photo #8 before December 28, 2018 at the link below:

Click here and vote by selecting #8 on the submission form

Give the students and teachers Stittsville’s support at #8 by December 28!


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