Battery Recycling Drive Helps Alberta School
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.
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.