Back To School – Crayola “Green” Giveaway

Best part about school hands down, coloring. Especially if you are a kindergartner. Just ask Tristan. If there is one thing she can tell me she does daily, it’s color. I know she obviously does learn and do more than that – but coloring is the best part.

Well Crayola is getting greener this year:

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By using solar power, reducing waste and protecting the rainforest, Crayola is doing its part to ensure that the inspired kids of today grow up to inspire a healthier world. As part of Crayola’s ever-evolving green initiative, this back-to-school season, Crayola is making crayons with solar power, markers from recycled bottle caps and colored pencils from reforested wood. Crayola crayons, markers and colored pencils getting greener is extra good news for parents. You can feel even better about Crayola products because you are supporting a brand that cares very much about kids and the environment and you’ll still get the same great quality and colors at the same price! So while sometimes environmentally-friendly products cost families more green, not so with Crayola! You might have noticed while you were doing your back-to-school shopping that packages of Crayola crayons, markers and colored pencils have special icons calling out the way each product is lessening its impact on the environment. These affordable and “green” back-to-school essentials include:

  • Crayola Markers – Thanks to new, innovative ways to manufacture Crayola markers from recycled bottle caps, “black” is the new “green!” Crayola markers will now have black barrels instead of white, which allows for more recycled plastic to be used and gives a second life to more than 1 million pounds of plastic bottle caps. Plus, switching to black barrels keeps hundreds of tons of plastic out of landfills each year. Available in 10-ct. Broadline Classic Colors, 10-ct. Broadline Assorted Colors, 10-ct. Fineline Classic Colors, 8-ct. Washable Broadline and 8-ct. Washable Fineline.
  • Crayola Green 24-ct. Crayons – The quintessential school supply found in virtually every elementary classroom will be made with the power of the sun. More than 26,200 solar panels will convert sunlight into electricity, generating the energy required to make 1 billion of the 3 billion crayons Crayola makes each year, which equals 60 million 24-ct. boxes. Mother Earth will be smiling down on every forest green, pine green and jungle green crayon that rolls off the assembly line!
  • Crayola Green Colored Pencils – Committed to protecting the rain forests since 1987, all Crayola colored pencils have been made from reforested wood instead of wood sourced from tropical rainforest or endangered species. For every tree used, a new tree of the same species is planted. The 12-, 24-, 36-, and 50-ct. boxes of Crayola Colored Pencils will be among the first to carry the “Eco-Evolution” callout on their packaging.

Of course immediately my kids tore into these crayons. And they work just the same as any other! Fantastic!

Now enter to win your own new Crayola Green products!

Giveaway Information:

Contest Ends 9/6/2010 @ 11:59 PM PST

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Tell me one way you teach your kids about helping the environment.

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  22. Tracey Turavani says:

    since my girls were young we have always been avid recyclers. Now that they are school age – they are starting to grasp the concept of reduce, reuse and recycle. We encourage them to donate their toys and clothing to other children (as long as they are in good sharp) in an effort to reduce the impact on the enviroment. We also use hand me downs and they understand that when doing so it means we do not need to buy that item from the store. It is still a challenage – especially at christmas and holidays when they want new stuff – but we are working on it with them….

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  49. We cloth diaper and hang laundry outside whenever possible – my 22 month old is watching…

  50. We use cloth diapers and napkins.

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