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Sneakers sought for recycling

- April 14, 2008

The Division of Athletics, the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, Environmental Policy, Residential Life, and the EcoHusky Student Group are co-sponsoring the campus-wide Sneaker Recycling Drive and Mount Sneaker.

The goal is to collect more sneakers than ever, creating the largest Mount Sneaker at UConn to date.

Collection bins have been placed in residential halls, academic buildings, dining halls, and athletic and recreational facilities.

The collection will continue until Earth Day, April 22.

Donate your sneakers (no flip-flops, sandals, pumps, dress shoes, or boots), and help UConn reach the goal of more than 4000 lbs.

Then stop by and check out Mount Sneaker in front of Gampel Pavilion on Earth Day.

UConn has participated in the Nike Reuse-a-Shoe efforts since 2005, in cooperation with Nike, the National Recycling Coalition, and Willimantic Waste Paper Company Inc.

The recycled sneakers are used for synthetic tracks and turfs, playground surfaces, and tennis courts. For more information visit: www.ecohusky.uconn.edu/sneakerrecycling.htm






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