Wesleyan pre-frosh Manon LeFevre ’14, a senior at Cromwell High School, organized a drive with the Parks and Recreation Department to collect old sneakers. The collection drive, which is sponsored by the high school‘s Environmental Club, took advantage of a “Reuse-A-Shoe” program developed by Nike.
According to a May 22 Middletown Press article, the collected shoes are being taken to Middletown where they are being “pulped” — ground up to make a safe, environmentally friendly ground cover for playscape areas and other related sites.
“I’m really grateful to everyone who helped, and I hope some steps forward to keep it going next year,” she says in the article. “Maybe it would be possible for me to do it at Wesleyan …”