The Crayola Colorcycle is an initiative that highlights sustainability -- it is available for K-12 schools all across North America. The program aims to encourage more conscious behavior when it comes to protecting the environment by collecting and repurposing the mass amount of used Crayola markers in schools.
This program is great to reinforce environmentally friendly practices to young students. Additionally, there are also lesson plans that are specifically created to promote further discussion on the topic. The Colorcycle initiative works in four simple steps, starting off with engaging and educating the school administrators or PTO about their participation. Collecting and counting is the second step, setting up stations in schools to collect the used markers. This is followed by pack and print, which secures the recycled markers in boxes for transportation. The last is ship and smile, Crayola will be paying the shipping charges for FedEx Ground to pick up the boxes.