Crayola Helps Teach Students About Sustainability

Crayola Markers

Teachers trust, love, and know the brand Crayola well. Now they’ve gone and done something to make us love them even more!

Crayola recently started an initiative they are calling “ColorCycle” – a new sustainability program to repurpose old, dried out Crayola markers. Working together with K-12 school across the United States and parts of Canada, Crayola wants students – of all ages – to understand the “importance of their role in protecting the environment.”

It’s as easy as COLLECT, PACK, and SHIP. And, it’s FREE for schools.

And as a bonus, Crayola will take all brands of plastic markers – not just Crayola markers (this includes dry erase markers and highlighters!) This initiative will help eliminate placing hundreds of tons of markers into landfills each year.

So instead of trying to use your dried out Crayola markers for some Pinterest experiment, sign your school up for the ColorCycle program today and get recycling! For more information or to register your school, visit their website here.


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Kristin Oropeza

Kristin Oropeza is currently a TK-5th Grade Technology TOSA in Southern California. She holds a masters in special education and has worked in public education for over 10 years. Kristin also serves as a director on the CUE Los Angeles board and acts as their Communications Editor. Find her on Twitter @KristinOropeza.

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