October is Born to Run shoe recycling month!
Shoes of all kinds will be accepted from October 1-31. It’s a great way to help the environment and clean out your closet at the same time!
Any type of shoes, in any condition will be accepted including single shoes, flip flops, sneakers, etc.
All shoes that can’t be reused will be recycled and made into outdoor athletic playing surfaces, playgrounds and home insulation
Drop off locations:
All BGSU residence halls
Bowen Thompson Student Union main lobby (across from Help Desk)
Wood County Public Library (Bowling Green)
Wood County Courthouse
Select downtown merchants
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on specific drop-off sites
“Eco” Erik Hansen, a 13-year-old local recycling advocate (www.ecoerek.org), has partnered with BGSU and Bowling Green Community Reads to make this effort possible.
Shoe recycling program “kickoff” takes place at the starting line of the Born to Run Fun Run/Walk on October 1 when book author Christopher McDougall donates the first pair of shoes!