Montreal student contest winner's drawing turned into a Battery Hero guest star on Kidoons
The world has a new superhero, one who promotes battery recycling and prevents batteries from filling up our landfills. The hero’s name is ‘Battery Bob’, and he was created by Demetrios A., a grade 6 student at Montreal’s Selwyn House School. Battery Bob has a battery-seeking radar, mechanical claw for collecting batteries and super speedy unicycle to get around.
The excited winner and his classmates celebrated the win yesterday at a school assembly featuring the world premiere of Battery Bob in a new episode of the Kidoons Network’s cartoon, Paddy the Beaver.
Battery Bob beat out over 750 other creative submissions from elementary school students across Canada, including everything from a flying monster that ate used batteries to a robot that converted batteries into fruit. The contest was a new initiative by Call2Recycle in conjunction with Earth Day Canada’s EcoKids environmental education program.
“I want to personally congratulate Demetrios, and thank everyone who worked with Call2Recycle and Earth Day Canada to make this contest a success,” said Joe Zenobio, executive director of Call2Recycle Canada, Inc. “I’m excited to welcome the new Battery Hero as yet another ambassador in our efforts to divert batteries from Canadian landfills.”
“This initiative was a great opportunity for teachers and EcoKids to consider the impacts of their choices and to explore imaginative and artistic ways to encourage their whole school community to recycle effectively” said Lindsay Bunce, Education Programs Director with Earth Day Canada.
Battery Bob makes his online debut today on ecokids.ca and paddythebeaver.com.
About Earth Day Canada:
Earth Day Canada's mission is to foster and celebrate environmental respect, action and behaviour change that lessens our impact on the earth. The national environmental charity does this through year-round campaigns that culminate in an international day of environmental action - April 22nd - that touches the lives of millions of Canadians, including virtually every school-aged child. April 22nd, 2015 marks the launch of 'Earth Day Every Day', a national framework helping Canadians reduce their carbon footprint 20% by 2020 via an online, mobile friendly platform. Commit to green acts, share your profile and achievements, and be recognized for making good green choices! www.earthday2015.ca