(MONTREAL, QC) May 1, 2023 – A team of students from the University of Saskatchewan created an initiative that helps make life a little more vibrant while reducing restaurant waste. 

The Enactus University of Saskatchewan team won the 2023 Scotiabank Climate Action Project Accelerator Best Project award for their project, Re-Colour, and was recognized today at the Enactus Canada National Exposition Opening Ceremony. 

Re-Colour collects discarded crayons from restaurant chains to create kits, including new upcycled crayons in fun shapes, which are donated to schools, daycares, and crisis shelters to teach children about sustainable practices. The project has diverted 2,770 crayons from landfills this year, reducing waste and GHG emissions 

“Enactus University of Saskatchewan’s project inspires us to see how we can take action and contribute to a more sustainable Canada,” said Maria Saros, Vice President and Global Head, Social Impact at Scotiabank. “We are proud to work with Enactus Canada and its network to achieve a more sustainable future for all.”  

The Scotiabank Climate Action Project Accelerator is designed to empower Enactus teams with the resources needed to identify, create and deliver projects that tackle climate change and its impacts through the concept of circularity, while teaching and empowering others to do the same. 

The Enactus Canada National Exposition is an annual three-day event that unites hundreds of delegates including the country’s brightest university and college students, academic professionals, and top Canadian CEOs to enable progress by supporting entrepreneurial action through competition, recognition and education. 

For more information about the event, competition updates, and results, visit enactus.ca/events/national-exposition 


ABOUT ENACTUS CANADA: Enactus Canada, a national charity and the country’s largest post-secondary experiential learning platform, is shaping entrepreneurial leaders who are passionate about advancing the economic, social and environmental health of Canada. Guided by academic advisors and business experts, more than 3,000 post-secondary students led 188 community empowerment projects and business ventures last year in communities coast to coast, directly impacting over 30,000 lives.  

As a global network of 33 countries, Enactus uses the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world. For more information, visit enactus.ca. 

About Scotiabank
Scotiabank is a leading bank in the Americas. Guided by our purpose: “for every future“, we help our customers, their families and their communities achieve success through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets. With a team of over 90,000 employees and assets of over $1.3 trillion (as ofJanuary 31, 2023), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: BNS) and New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: BNS). For more information, please visit http://www.scotiabank.com and follow us on Twitter @Scotiabank. 

Media Inquiries:
Tyler Maddigan
Manager, Marketing & Communications
Enactus Canada
tyler@enactus.ca | 709.725.8931