In honour of Earth Month, Earth Rangers and Call2Recycle partnered to bring the Battery Blitz contest back to P.E.I for a third time to challenge schools to see which school could collect the most used batteries.
Thanks to the hard work of AMAZING school children from eight schools across the Island, over FIVE AND A HALF TONS of batteries were collected, making 2021 a record-breaking collection year. That’s a lot of batteries! This year’s contest surpassed the 2018 amount of batteries collected by 68kg (5070). Thank you for helping us save the planet one small action at a time!
The contest was kicked off in late March at each school with an Earth Rangers Virtual Assembly Program which is an educational and inspiring presentation for grades 1-6, teaching students about the importance of protecting animals and their habitats, talking about real on-the-ground conservation initiatives that are happening right now across the country, and distilling today’s most pressing environmental issues and concepts in a way that kids can understand such as the importance of properly recycling used batteries. Each school was then given 3 weeks to collect as many used batteries as possible.
Thank you to all schools who participated! This year’s contest awarded three cash prizes and secondary prizes for all participating schools resulting in a total of $6,800 in cash prizes being handed out to schools for their extraordinary work and the impact they undoubtedly had on P.E.I communities this Earth Month! These three schools were able to recycle the most amount of batteries:
Congratulations to Eliot River Elementary: First Place and the winner of $3,000 cash grand prize!
Eliot River Elementary School recycled the most amount of batteries with a whopping 2,203KG! The amount of batteries collected by Eliot River beat the previous record by more than three times and nearly equaled the amount collected by 10 schools in the 2019 contest! Thank you to all teachers and students who participated!
Congratulations to West Royalty Elementary: Second Place and winner of the $2,000 cash grand prize!
West Royalty Elementary School recycled the second most amount of batteries with an incredible 966KG! Not only did they finish second in this year’s contest, but the 966kg of used batteries collected is good for second all time, and had it not been for Eliot River’s historic effort they would have the record. Congratulations West Royalty and thank you to all teachers and students for your outstanding work and achievement!
Congratulations to Montague Consolidated : Third Place and winner of $1000 cash prize!
Montague Consolidated recycled the third most amount of batteries with an amazing 499KG! Thank you to all teachers and students who participated!
Earth Rangers is the kids’ conservation organization, dedicated to educating children and their families about biodiversity, inspiring them to adopt sustainable behaviours, and empowering them to become directly involved in protecting animals and their habitats.