Nestlé Waters Canada donates $37,235 to Aberfoyle Public School for signage, recycling bins

To Press Releases listOct 2, 2011

Nestlé Waters Canada donates $37,235 to Aberfoyle Public School for signage, recycling bins

Aberfoyle becomes environmental leader amongst Wellington schools

PUSLINCH, Ontario -- Nestlé Waters Canada, Canada’s marketshare-leading manufacturer and distributor of healthy beverage choices, today announced it has donated $37,235 to Aberfoyle Public School, enabling the local school to erect stand-alone signage, re-landscape its property and establish the first public spaces recycling program of its kind in a Wellington County educational facility.

The public spaces recycling program was implemented at the school just prior to the conclusion of the school year. The school sign was also erected around the same time. The school has also received a plan to re-landscape its property.

Nestlé Waters Canada has donated $63,485 to Aberfoyle Public School over the last five years, including $26,250 towards the purchase of playground equipment.

The establishment of the public spaces recycling program at Aberfoyle Public School, deploying the methodology developed by the Canadian beverage industry, has seen a considerable improvement in the diversion of recyclable materials at the school in a short period of time. During this school year the focus will be on educating students about how to properly and effectively recycle.

“We are grateful that Nestlé Waters Canada supports our school and we are particularly thankful for this latest donation,” said Sue Guest, Principal, Aberfoyle Public School. “Having the school signage in place is a great boost to our visibility in the village and has also enabled improved communications with our community, in general.”

“Nestlé Waters Canada is proud to be associated with the local elementary school in its community – Aberfoyle Public School, “ said John Zupo, President, Nestlé Waters Canada. “Our industry is leading the way amongst consumer packaged goods companies in Canada when it comes to the life cycle management of our packaging and Aberfoyle Public School is leading the way in Wellington County when it comes to establishing best practices in recycling as well as educating our young people about the value of recycling – and doing it the right way.”

About Aberfoyle Public School and Upper Grand District School Board

Established in 1964 in Puslinch, Ontario, Aberfoyle Public School is located at 16 Old Brock Road, Rural Route Number Three, Guelph, Ontario N1H 6H9. It is one of 59 elementary and 11 secondary schools operated by Upper Grand District School Board. Established in 1998, the Board serves approximately 33,000 students in the City of Guelph, County of Wellington and County of Dufferin. The Board’s administrative offices are located at 500 Victoria Road North, Guelph, Ontario N1E 6K2.

For further information, please visit the Board’s web site at www.ugdsb.on.ca or contact:
Maggie McFadzen
Communications Officer
Upper Grand District School Board
Telephone: (519) 822-4420, Ext. 725
EMAIL: Maggie.mcfadzen@ugdsb.on.ca

About Nestlé Waters Canada

Established in 1970, Nestlé Waters Canada is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nestlé Waters North America of Stamford, Connecticut. With headquarters in the Township of Puslinch, bottling facilities in Hope, British Columbia, and Puslinch and distribution facilities in Chilliwack, British Columbia; Puslinch and Laval, Quebec, approximately 450 employees support a network of more than 145 retailers across Canada.

For further information, please visit our web site at www.nestle-waters.ca or contact:

John B. Challinor II   APR
Director, Corporate Affairs
Nestle Waters Canada
Telephone: 1 888 565-1445, Ext. 6441
Email: john.challinor@waters.nestle.com