Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Crayola Green Back-to-School: GIVEAWAY

It's that time of year again, time to start thinking about going back to school. This year, I have three little school girls! Audrey will be starting fourth grade, Georgia is going into first grade, and little Sydney will be starting her first year of preschool (sniff, sniff). It's a good thing that I have my two-month-old snuggle bug, Joel, to keep me company.

And what would back-to-school be without Crayola products? This year, Crayola is featuring their new "greener" line of supplies. According to MyBlogSpark, Crayola has "greened" three of its products:

  • 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.

Each package explains how Crayola is lessening the impact on the environment.
My girls put the new supplies to an early test, and they reported that the new markers, colored pencils, and crayons worked just as well as the old ones. Just as good, and better for the earth. It's a win-win.

If you would like to win a back-to-school pack, leave me a comment and tell me what is (or was) your favorite school supply to buy. Winner will be chosen Tuesday, August 17. US addresses only, please.

Crayola provided me with the products, information, and giveaway through MyBlogSpark for this review and giveaway. All opinions are my own, and I was not compensated in any other way for this post.


Mami2jcn said...

Backpacks are my favorite item to buy.

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Amber said...

I really like to buy binders, but I also really like buying new colors and colored pencils... something about the "new sharpness" or something... I don't know.

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Kim Moldofsky said...

This was a really interesting post. Now to figure out what to do with the 7 years of leftovers from the half-used packages of crayons and markers we've accumulated over the years. I think I need to check in with the Girl Scout troop leaders or something.

melanie said...

i love that 64-count box of crayons. mmmm. nothing could be better than that new crayon smell. and all the choices! i still think that i am educated on the names of so many different colors because of that box of crayons!

Theta said...

I am a sucker for a new pack of crayons. They represent possibilities and since my girl is something of an artist I always have lots of them around. Once I bought my husband a 64-pack while back to school shopping, because he never had one as a kid!

Amy @ yodelingmamas.com said...

Hope your girls have a great, colorful year!

Procrastination said...

My favorite school supply is a brand new lunch box. I really enjoy picking out the new color and thinking of all the different things I am going to fill it with. When I was little my dad used to put a note in my lunchbox everyday, perhaps that is why I love it so much ;)