Crayola Solar PanelsCrayola may make virtually every color under the sun, but its current favorite is green. By using renewable energy, reducing waste and protecting the rainforests, Crayola's green initiative is helping to ensure that today's kids will have a healthy environment for their creative tomorrows.

Solar Farm

The Crayola solar farm includes over 30,000 panels on 20-acres of land. These solar panels provide enough power to make 1 billion Crayola crayons and 500 million markers a year! Find out more fun facts about the Crayola solar farm by watching this video.


The green trend meets school supplies and Crayola is leading the way with crayons made using solar power, markers made from recycled plastic and colored pencils produced with reforested wood. Find out more about Crayola products

Crayola ColorCycle

Crayola and schools across North America have banded together to help kids understand the importance of their role in protecting the environment. That’s why we launched Crayola ColorCycle. Through this initiative, students in K-12 schools across the continental United States and parts of Canada can collect used markers and send them to a conversion facility where they will be repurposed and kept out of landfills. Learn more about how you can participate!  

Crayola Green Initiatives

At Crayola we believe being "responsible" means doing what is right. It is being a good citizen in the communities and countries where we operate and our products are found. It means incorporating social and environmental priorities and practices into our Crayola brand, our products and our relationships with customers, vendors, consumers and employees. Every day we learn more and work to apply best practices to improve our company, our Crayola products and the environment. We take these issues and challenges very seriously. We work hard to make a difference by complying with, and even exceeding, industry standards and our own sustainability goals.

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