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  • 4/20/10 1:27 pm EDT

    University of New South Wales’ Innovative Concept “The BIND” Takes
    Top Honor at the Inaugural Staples Global EcoEasy Challenge

    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS), the world’s largest office products company, today announced the winner of the inaugural Staples Global EcoEasy Challenge, a search among universities from around the world to find the next environmentally preferable office product. The team from University of New South Wales in Australia was awarded the $25,000 grand prize for their concept “The BIND.” Team Aunswera from the University of New Southmore...
  • 3/25/10 8:00 am EDT

    Public Invited to Vote on Youth Projects that Create Positive Change
    in the Environment

    ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), and Staples Foundation for Learning, a private foundation created by Staples, Inc., today announced the five finalists of the Staples Foundation for Learning National Service Project Awards. The annual initiative invites Boys & Girls Club Torch Club members to take action in addressing environmental issues within their communities. For the second year in a row the theme of the award is BEmore...
  • 3/24/10 7:45 am EDT

    First Staples Global EcoEasy Challenge Selects Seven Finalist
    Concepts from Universities in Five Countries

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Taking environmental consciousness to a global level, Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS), the world’s largest office products company, today announced the universities with finalist concepts for the inaugural Staples Global EcoEasy Challenge. The program received more than 60 submissions from around the world describing innovative concepts for an environmentally preferable business or home office product. From the entries received, teams from fivemore...
  • 2/9/10 7:45 am EST

    College students from around the world compete to create
    environmentally-preferable office products

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS), the world’s largest office products company, today announced the first Staples Global EcoEasy Challenge, a competition among leading technology educational institutions around the world to create an innovative environmentally-preferable office product. In conjunction with Rochester Institute of Technology’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability, Staples created the global competition to task the world’smore...
  • 1/20/10 10:31 am EST
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In response to the earthquake that struck Haiti last week, Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) is making it easy for customers to make donations in support of relief efforts. Beginning today, all Staples stores and Copy and Print Centers in the United States and Canada will accept $1 donations to benefit the International Red Cross’ Haiti Relief and Development Fund. “Like many people around the globe, Staples customers want to contributemore...
  • 9/28/08 12:00 pm EDT

    Dream Park Challenge Gives 15 Philadelphia-area Parks the Chance
    to Win $25,000 for Improvements

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) today announced it has teamed up with the Philadelphia Eagles to launch Staples Dream Park Challenge, a park improvement initiative involving 15 parks in the greater Philadelphia area. From now through Nov. 17, residents can visit to vote for their local park to win the grand prize of $25,000 for improvements and a winner’s celebration featuring Eagles star Brianmore...
  • 9/19/08 8:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc., (Nasdaq: SPLS) the world’s largest office products company, today released its 2007 Staples Soul Report, which provides an overview of the company’s corporate responsibility work and its global impact in the areas of community involvement, diversity, ethics and the environment. The report, which is available at, reviews Staples’ accomplishments, profiles associate initiatives and outlines goals themore...
  • 9/16/08 1:00 pm EDT

    15 New Parks Will Compete for Cash Prize and a Victory Celebration
    with Chicago Bear Adewale Ogunleye at Solider Field

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) today announced it has teamed up again with the Chicago Bears to launch the second Staples Dream Park Challenge, an initiative that makes it easy for Chicagoland residents to win improvement money for their local parks. Starting today, 15 parks will compete for the chance to win the grand prize of $25,000 to be used for park improvements and a winner’s celebration featuring Bearsmore...
  • 8/26/08 8:00 am EDT

    Competition Will Recognize Entrepreneurial Youth Creating Positive
    Change in Communities throughout the World

    ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In a joint effort to recognize young people making a positive impact on society, Ashoka, the world’s community of leading social entrepreneurs, today announced the launch of the Staples “Youth Social Entrepreneur” Competition. The online competition, created on Ashoka’s “” platform, asks young people within the Ashoka global network to explain how they are leading positive change and planning on makingmore...
  • 8/7/08 10:56 pm EDT

    Volunteers Prepare Thousands of School Bags for Students in Need and
    Remind Teens Nationwide That Back-To-School Is a Time to Make a

    LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Jordin Sparks demonstrated an easy way for every teen to be an American Idol – with no singing skills required. Sparks joined hundreds of teen volunteers gathered at the Staples Center in support of Do Something 101, a campaign to collect school supplies for students in need, created by and Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS). “This summer, Do Something teens rallied to bring tens of thousands ofmore...

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