While Crayola has manufactured a vast array of colors for crayons, pencils and markers over the years, its current focus is on going green.
The company activated its 15-acre solar farm on August 5, which contains 26,000 solar panels and is capable of producing enough energy to make 1 billion crayons a year. The company estimates the farm will reducegreen house gas emissions by 1900 tons per year. The farm, which is in Easton, PA, was granted $1.5 million by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania from the Stimulus Act. “Crayola has been brightening the lives of millions for more than a century and will now use the power of the sun to brighten the lives of many in an entirely different way,” DEP Secretary John Hanger stated in a press release.
For more information, visit https://www.crayola.com/green