Number of Participants: 13
Hours Donated: 10
Value of Time Served: $1,099
Event Type: Poverty & Homelessness
Date: February 8, 2023
Photo caption: In the North Babylon School District, the Robert Moses Middle School Environmental-Recycling Club members spearheaded a project to recycle used sneakers. The club oversaw promoting the project, collecting the sneakers from the classes, counting the sneakers, and boxing up the sneakers to be given to Nike. Nike then grinds the sneakers down and turns them into different surfaces such as tracks, playgrounds, tennis courts and much more. The project at Robert Moses collected nearly 100 sneakers that would have otherwise gone into landfills. Since 1990, Nike’s program has collected more than 28 million shoes for recycling. In addition, Nike has placed Reuse-A-Shoe bins in all its U.S. retail stores including the Deer Park Tanger Outlet store.
Photo courtesy of North Babylon School District