Staples Announces Finalists of Global Search for the Next Green Office Product
On April 20, the finalist teams will formally present their concepts to a panel of judges at New York Academy of Sciences in New York City. Finals judges include:
Betsy Blaisdell, senior manager of environmental stewardship, The Timberland Company
Mark Buckley, vice president of environmental affairs, Staples
David D'Angelo, senior vice president of Staples brands group, Staples
Nancy Lublin, CEO for DoSomething.org
Chris Michaud, chief operating officer, Continuum
Dr. Nabil Nasr, assistant provost, director of center for integrated manufacturing studies and Golisano Institute for Sustainability, Rochester Institute of Technology
Dr. Heidi Perry, Program Manager, Physical Sciences, Engineering & Sustainability Initiatives, New York Academy of Sciences
One grand-prize winning team will receive $25,000 and first- and second-place teams will receive $5,000 each.
"With conservation and sustainability such a vital part of our curriculum, the Rochester Institute of Technology was thrilled to work with Staples to bring the Global EcoEasy Challenge to life," said Dr. Nabil Nasr of the Rochester Institute of Technology's Golisano Institute for Sustainability. "We issued this challenge to the next generation of environmental and engineering leaders and the intellectual capital returned combines innovation and environmental awareness."
For more information or to sign up for updates on how to take part in next year's Staples Global EcoEasy Challenge, visit https://ecoeasychallenge.com.
About Staples' Environmental Commitment
Staples long-standing commitment to sustainable business practices is based on four key environmental cornerstones: recycling, offering a wide assortment of eco-preferable products, investing in energy efficiency and renewable energy and educating customers and associates about sustainability. Through its EcoEasy commitment, Staples makes it easy for customers to make a difference for the environment by offering more than 3,000 eco-preferable products and providing everyday, in-store recycling for computers, office technology, personal electronics and ink and toner cartridges. For more on Staples environmental initiatives, please visit www.staples.com/ecoeasy.