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Shoe recycling competition through April 20
March 26, 2007

RICHLAND, Wash. – The Nike “Reuse-A-Shoe” Recycling Competition starts Monday, March 26, and runs through April 20. The fourth annual shoe recycling competition is among the community’s 2007 Earth Month activities and is sponsored by Washington State University Tri-Cities. The shoes go to the Nike Reuse-A-Shoe program, where they are grounded up and turned into new athletic surfaces like soccer fields, basketball courts and running tracks. “It’s great for the environment and it gives your old tennis shoes a second chance at some action,” said Doria Monter-Rogers, WSU Tri-Cities purchasing manager. “The goal is to keep shoes out of landfills. This competition also is an … » More …

If the shoe fits
September 30, 2004

Mobile shoe sales vehicles were on the WSU Pullman campus Thursday to fit employees for safety footgear. Pictured here are Iron Age Safety Shoes representative from Tacoma, Rodney Stewart, left, and WSU physical plant employee Signe Stolz. Partly shown in the foreground is Ted Scharnhorst, who works at the WSU water treatment plant. (Photo by Evan Epstein, WSU Today intern. Send your suggestions for photos for WSU Today online to or )

5,500 stinky tennis shoes may resurface at WSU
November 15, 2002

The university’s Waste Wise recycling program has teamed up with the Nike corporation to launch a “Reuse-A-Shoe” campaign that will kick off Nov. 15 at the Student Recreation Center.WSU was chosen as one of 25 recycling organizations to participate in Reuse-A-Shoe. Nike started this program in 1993 to resurface athletic fields, courts, tracks and playgrounds. Since the program began, 13 million shoes have been recycled.The Reuse-A-Shoe program is part of Nike’s ongoing efforts to increase physical activities of youth and give them the means to do it by donating sports surfaces made from recycled shoes to communities around the world, said Judi Dunn, WSU recycling … » More …