Building on last year’s successful ‘Batteries for Hospice’ campaign, GreenPak together with Project Green has relaunched an environmental and charity-driven competition inviting all local schools to participate in this year’s challenge.
The school competition, which forms part of the larger ‘Batteries for Hospice’ campaign, is aimed at increasing the collection and recycling of spent batteries, while, at the same time, supporting Hospice Malta in its mission to deliver the highest standards in palliative care to its patients.
Present for the launch in Ta’ Qali was Kenneth Delia, chief executive officer of Hospice Malta, Steve Ellul, chief executive officer of Project Green, and Ing. Mario Schembri, chief executive officer of GreenPak.
Delia thanked GreenPak for supporting Hospice once again by launching this initiative.
“It is through such support from organisations and individuals, their willingness and altruism to support towards fundraising events such as this, which helps Hospice continue with our work, to support over 1,300 patients and their families every year.”
He continued by saying that no matter how big or small, every donation will make a difference and will allow Hospice to continue providing palliative care services at no cost to the patient.
Schembri expressed how this campaign is all about linking two common goods – driving environmental awareness and education on recycling, while also encouraging the school communities to help charitable organisations such as Hospice.
“All schools in Malta have been invited to take up the challenge and participate in ‘Batteries for Hospice’. The challenge is simple: to encourage all participating schools to collect the highest number of batteries. The bigger the collection, the larger the donation to Hospice will be,” he said.
Project Green CEO Ellul explained that “When we educate children, we are fostering a change in the mentality of upcoming generations, which helps them to be more aware of the environment around us.”
Ellul announced that as a prize, trees and bushes will be provided to the schools which will be collecting the most batteries. He stressed that children spend most of their time at school and, therefore, Project Green wants to ensure that they have a nicer and healthier environment, which provides a better quality of life.
GreenPak will be announcing the results of the competition, when the campaign comes to an end on June 15. The winning school will be provided with an eco-friendly prize sponsored by Project Green. Certificates will also be awarded.
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