Call2Recycle in the Community: Toronto Area Students Compete in a Battery Recycling Mission with a Little Help from Earth Rangers

April, 2015: Canadian conservation organization Earth Rangers is dedicated to giving children and their families’ tangible ways to be environmentally responsible. So, partnering with Call2Recycle on the Battery Blitz Mission was a natural extensEarthRangersBatteryBlitzAnimalion of its efforts.

During the first quarter of 2015, a team of Earth Rangers and its animal ambassadors visited 50 schools in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) to educate students about the environmental impact if batteries aren’t disposed of properly and the role they play to ensure batteries don’t end up in landfills. Each school took on the Battery Blitz Mission: collect the most batteries in two weeks and win the prize. At the end of the two-week mission, the school that collects the most used batteries by weight will win a special celebration. Blitz results will be announced this month.

The program has been so successful that we’ll soon be expanding to educate students in British Columbia and Manitoba, and we are looking at opportunities to expand in other provinces across the country.

“The Battery Blitz Mission and our partnership with Call2Recycle provides students and schools with a hands-on way to make a difference right in their own communities,” says Peter Kendall, executive director, Earth Rangers.

Joe Zenobio, executive director of Call2Recycle Canada, added, “By helping children across the GTA better understand the lifecycle of a battery, we’re ensuring better communities and a better planet for generations to come.”

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