Kid Power: Crayola Colorcycle Program

Saturday, August 17 at 12 pm (PT)

Land Wilson, parent &
Marianna Stanley, a student from Sun Valley Elementary

Color Me Crazy as I share this story about how a small group of really small individuals can change the world. I can’t write it any better than Treehugger wrote so here it is: Like all schoolchildren, students at Sun Valley Elementary School, in San Rafael, California, just love to draw with colored markers, but hate the waste it produces. Each day, as their young imaginations would materialize on paper, it left behind a hefty pile of empty pens that they couldn’t stomach throwing away. Last year, members the school’s “Green Team”, made up of 1st thru 5th-graders, decided to try to reduce the environmental impact of their creative process — by looking for a way to give those dried-up markers another life outside the landfill. Led by volunteer parent and environmental author Mr. Land Wilson, the forward-thinking youngsters made an appeal to the manufacturer of their favorite felt-tipped pens, Crayola, to convince the company to start recycling their empties. And they did it. Join me to hear how, and be as inspired as I am. This show sponsored by Goodwill Industries of Southern Arizona.