Crayola is now using 100% Renewable Energy to manufacture products in the Lehigh Valley and celebrating the tenth anniversary of its solar farm.
EASTON, Pa., September 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ - This year Crayola celebrates the 10th Anniversary of its 20-acre solar farm, which includes more than 33,000 panels and produces enough energy to make 3 billion crayons and 700 million markers annually, all made in the U.S.A!
“To add to the celebration of this important milestone, Crayola is happy to announce that kids all around the world can say their Crayola crayons, markers, paints, and modeling compounds are now made with 100% renewable energy,” said Rich Wuerthele, President & CEO, Crayola.
In recent years, a trend emerged of creating art with melted wax. Typically this involves heating crayons, candles or other wax with a hair dryer and letting the wax drips fall on paper or canvas. Social media fueled the enthusiasm (#meltedcrayonart) for this crafty project.
Crayola saw an opportunity in 2018, with the environment in mind, to enhance this trend. Consumers with children often have a box or drawer full of used and broken crayons in their homes.
In 1903, Crayola co-founders Edwin Binney and C. Harold Smith created the first box of crayons. Alice Binney, Binney’s wife and a former schoolteacher, named the new crayons “Crayola.”
In 2018, Crayola chose to celebrate its 115th birthday by paying homage to its legacy and thanking teachers for all they do. As a result, its Thank A Teacher initiative collected more than 300,000 thank-yous for teachers.
Two of Hallmark’s suppliers in Dongguan, China — QP and Golden Cup — participate in the Family Friendly Spaces (FFS) program, facilitated by the International Council of Toy Industries Ethical Toy Program. This initiative operates educational summer camp programs for the children of factory employees in a safe space at the factory. It provides a way for families to be together during the summer months, since they are often separated when parents work in large cities and children stay in their home villages to attend school.
In 2018, Crayola partnered with the National Association of Elementary School Principals to present its ninth annual grant awards program, Champion Creatively Alive Children. Each year, the program awards 20 elementary and middle schools from across the country with $2,500 and an additional $1,000 in Crayola products to fund innovative initiatives to increase art-infused education school-wide.
Volunteers from Crayola’s Young Professionals (CYP) employee resource group had a profound impact on more than 250 local residents served by the Third Street Alliance for Women & Children in Easton, Pennsylvania.
Fifteen members of the Crayola team invested more than 110 hours to renovate an underutilized storage area into a multipurpose space to meet the needs of area homeless residents and other community member groups.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 28, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Hallmark has released its second annual Caring in Action Social Responsibility Report featuring work during 2017 made by the global company’s diverse portfolio of businesses in the areas of community, diversity and inclusion and sustainability.
With the summer coming to a close, families are stocking up on supplies for kids headed back to school. But students and teachers alike are beginning to wonder what impact these school supplies have on the world around them, and one classroom chose to speak up.