Back to school season in full — albeit mostly unconventional — swing. With so many supplies purchased, it's insane to envision how many crayons and markers get manufactured each year.

Luckily for the environment, the largest and most trusted brand, Crayola, uses clean solar energy in its workflow — and has been doing so for many years. 

In 2009, the company first announced a partnership with Pennsylvania utilities to build a 15-acre solar farm housing over 26,000 panels — capable of generating up to 1.9 megawatts of electrical power.

What does that look like in terms of tangible results? Well, according to Crayola, 3 billion crayons & 700 million markers a year. However, that doesn't mean they aren't trying to push the envelop even further.

As reported on their website, they collect and recycle markers, turning the plastic into energy, produce pencil crayons with wood from well-managed forests to help preserve resources and have a larger goal of being carbon negative by 2022.

Imagine if everyone — not just massive corporations — took such proactive steps at bettering the environment? Going solar is an excellent start for any individual; not only does solar reduce your carbon footprint, but it also reduces your monthly expenses. With Polaron's award-winning 0% interest financing, you could be cash positive within a year. 

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