Thursday, August 26, 2010

Crayola Giveaway

My kids have been back in school for 2 1/2 weeks now.  We're still adjusting . . . some days I think that I'm adjusting more than anybody else.

Before they started school, we went shopping for supplies. Just like always, I purchased Crayola crayons. We've tried other crayons over the years, but I always go back to Crayola.  I love the way they glide across the paper, and during back-to-school sales they're always an awesome price.

Blog Spark and Crayola contacted me and wanted to send me a couple Crayola products, which I wouldn't refuse! We always need more crayons, markers and colored pencils! I was very interested to read about the efforts that Crayola is making to be environmentally friendly.

One of the cool things they do is use more than 26,200 solar panels to convert sunlight into electricity, generating the energy required to make 1 billion of the 3 billion crayons Crayola makes each year! (equal to 60 million 24-ct. boxes!)  Living in Arizona, I think solar power is an underused resource, and wish that we could find a way to harness the sun to help us generate electricity.

You may have noticed that the markers now have a black barrel instead of white.  This is because the barrels are all made from recycled plastic bottle caps -- more than 1 million pounds of them!

This video shares more details:

If you need more crayons, I'd love to send you some!  Crayola (through BlogSpark) has a package of crayons, markers and colored pencils to send to one of my readers!

Name of Giveaway: Crayola
Mandatory Question: What do you do to conserve energy?

Be sure to click through to the giveaway form to enter this giveaway. The form keeps track of all of your information, without exposing your information to the Internet.  I always delete the entries after submitting the winner's information.  Comments left on this entry are not entered into the giveaway. For all my giveaway rules, check out this page.

The giveaway will end on September 1, 2010.

*Disclosure: I received Crayola product for my family, as well as the products to give away thanks to Crayola and My Blog Spark. All opinions and words are my own, the video was created by Crayola and embedded from their YouTube channel.*

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