Kid Power: Crayola Colorcycle Program
Broadcast on 2013/08/17 (PT)
Land Wilson, parent, and Marianna Stanley, student at Sun Valley Elementary
Color Me Crazy as I share this story about how a really small group of individuals can change the world. I can’t write it any better than Treehugger.com did, so here you go. “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 through 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 teacher 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 about their success. This show sponsored by Goodwill Industries of Southern Arizona.