Indeed, do they really? There is some doubt in the air, and rightly so, I think.
Every year, Crayola makes about half a billion markers — enough markers to wrap around the earth more than three times! — and sells them all around the world. Millions of kids use and love Crayola products — including the students at Sun Valley School, where I volunteer. That’s why we’re asking Crayola to make sure these markers don’t end up in our landfills, incinerators and oceans.
“I love your markers, but I’d like to tell you it’s polluting. So can I please send some of your markers back? I love your product, but hate pollution,” Zachary, age 9.
Around the world, people are starting to realize the massive problem of discarded plastics. It’s not only a waste of resources — it is detrimental to our wellbeing. Plastics, which escape into the ocean, are entering our food chain as they are weathered and broken down into smaller and smaller pieces. By establishing a take-back program for their plastic markers, Crayola can stop millions of markers from becoming pollution and waste. Continue reading “Crayola, Make Your Mark! Join your voice to the call!”
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A Perspective to Our Role as Stewards of Creation
There was a time in my life when my love of the out-of-doors and my faith as a Christian were like passengers on a trolley-bus. They got on at different times, never spoke a word to each other and seemed to have nothing in common. However, about ten years ago they came together and the change has been significant. This entry below hopefully accomplishes two things: 1) it tells some of the story on how I came to understand my role as a steward of Creation and 2) it explains briefly the call to stewardship of Creation through some passages in Genesis. Today, I enjoy a close relationship of my faith in Jesus Christ as my Savior, Redeemer, and Provider and my appreciation of God’s Creation. Continue reading “A Look at Understanding our Role as Stewards of God’s Creation – Steve Michmerhuizen”