Congratulations Jedydiah! First Battery Boss of the Year!

October 31, 2022

On October 18, Jedydiah completed his fifth Student Mission to become the first official Battery Boss of the year!

Battery Bosses are students who go above and beyond. To become a Battery Boss a student participating in the OSBRC must complete all five Student Missions designed to help students to become better recyclers at home and at school.

On Family Day in February, one lucky Battery Boss will win a family stay at Great Wolf Lodge in Niagara Falls. Learn more about Student Missions below.

We caught up with Jedydiah and asked him a few questions.

Where did you find the batteries that you recycled at school?

Most of the batteries were from electronic toys that stopped working because the batteries died. We saved them during Covid. The other batteries came from my Grandma JoJo and my Aunty Lili/cousin Mickey. Since I completed the 5 missions, I collected more batteries from family friends and my mommy's office. 

Which mission was your favourite?

Oh, this is hard but a fun question. I enjoyed creating the battery figure of myself with the 100 batteries for Mission 4: Battery Hunt 2.

Why is recycling batteries important to you?

Recycling batteries is important to me because if they go in the bin and are taken to landfills, the batteries break, and toxins go into the soil and spread to our wildlife, ocean and food/water supply and it can cause sickness and death. 

Is there anything else you would like to share?

I didn't know the challenge was coming up, but I was excited to take part. Our world needs to be healthy so we should not place batteries in the garbage. 

Great job Jedydiah! Best of luck in the upcoming draws!

OSBRC Student Missions

Students that complete missions also get a chance to win prizes. There are two draws for $50 Visa gift cards and there's also a grand prize for a family stay at Great Wolf Lodge in Niagara Falls! The grand prize draw is exclusive to Battery Bosses, so you have to complete all five missions to be eligible.

Mission 1

The first mission asks students to make a battery recycling container and poster. Recycling containers should be plastic, so they're non-conductive. A reused yogurt or ice cream tub makes a perfect recycling container.

The poster is used to send people an encouraging message and to share information about which batteries need tape.

Students can use these containers and posters at home to recycle their own batteries. Some make extra recycling containers to send to mom and dad's work to recycle batteries there too.

Mission 2

The second mission asks students to test their battery knowledge by taking a recycling quiz. The quiz can be taken as many times as needed. It helps kids understand how to handle batteries at home and how to tape the ones that need it.

Mission 3 and 4

These two missions challenge students to track down and recycle 50 and 100 batteries. Many students pair these two missions with mission 5.

Mission 5

The fifth mission asks students to survey friends and family, to learn who recycles their batteries. Students are surprised to learn that many people that want to recycle their batteries simply don’t know where or how.

Bonus Missions

There are also three secret bonus missions for Battery Bosses that are sent by email. These bonus missions give students extra chances to win in the upcoming draw.

The next draw is for one of five $50 Visa gift cards on December 9th, 2022.

Sign up for Student Misssions here.

Good luck everyone!