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Battery Recycling Drive Helps Alberta School

October 1st, 2014 by
Fox Creek School in Alberta, Canada, turned an old Volkswagen Beetle into a solar-powered machine, thanks to Interstate Batteries. Photo courtesy Theressa Kelly.

Fox Creek School in Alberta, Canada, turned an old Volkswagen Beetle into a solar-powered machine, thanks to Interstate Batteries. Photo courtesy Theressa Kelly.

When a schoolteacher needed power for a four-year school project for his students, he reached out to Interstate Batteries of Northern Alberta to help him bring a solar-powered Volkswagen Beetle to life. Students in the industrial arts class at Fox Creek School in Alberta, Canada, got more than the golf car batteries they asked for. They got the power to fund it.

Students from Fox Creek School load up old batteries for recycling. Photo by Theressa Kelly.

Students from Fox Creek School load up old batteries for recycling. Photo by Theressa Kelly.

With guidance from the team at the Northern Alberta Distributor, the Fox Creek class held a battery recycling drive to collect spent batteries from around the community, and then sell them to Interstate Batteries. This funded three years of education and hands-on training to turn the VW bug into a solar-powered machine.

In the last year, the students collected 17,000 pounds of spent batteries from members of the community.

In early September, Northern Alberta took its barbecue trailer to host a cookout for the kids as they celebrated the finished bug.

As one project ends, however, another is set to begin. Next up? Rebuilding a Roadster.

Let the next battery drive begin.

Learn more about Interstate Batteries Recycling.

Fox Creek School's next project is to rebuild a roadster. Photo courtesy Theressa Kelly.

Fox Creek School’s next project is to rebuild a roadster. Photo courtesy Theressa Kelly.

By Youssef Sleiman (70 Posts)

Youssef Sleiman writes and reports the powerful news at Interstate Batteries.


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1 comments
KentClark1
KentClark1

It is very important to recycle. The act helps with the environment as well as our wallets. There were some things that I've never been sure about when it comes to recycling. I just didn't know it was possible to recycle batteries. I'm happy to read here that there are actually places that do practice this. http://www.all-trabattery.ca/en/ 

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