October
11

Before I start the GIVE of the day I wanted to share a note with you from a dear friend and great supporter. Thank you Jack!

Dear Jacqueline

365 Give I liked the name and philosophy from the first time I heard you speak of the concept. Yes I thought it was Way ambitious but it has a nice ring and gives a mental image of really what each of us could do each day in a small way.

I have given some thought to your Chefs Challenge participation and I would like to enter the spirit of your philosophy and give 1 dollar a day for 365 days or to make it simple one cheque for $365.

Good luck on this quest

Jack Wood

Today’s GIVE

“We’re not perfect. After all, this kind of transformation is bound to have some bumps along the road. But we’re trying in big ways – and we hope you will, too. Because no matter how hard we work, we can’t close the loop without you.”

Even 3 year can do this GIVE!

This is a quote taken from the Nike Shoe Reuse Program. It a great example how a massive company is doing their part to move towards more sustainability. I was recently in a Nike Store and spotted the “reuse” box as I entered. I’m a runner and have been running for 20 years. I still do – hell I have a 3 year son I try to keep up with every day. I have run a lot of miles and I have been through a lot of shoes. When I think about it at least 2 pairs of runners every year – 40 pairs over the last 20 years not including just fun fashion runners. Times that by a nation and that is a lot of shoes potentially going into a landfill.

Now I can drop my shoes at a Nike Store and my carbon footprint just became a little better.

Day 13 / Give 13

Today’s my son and I went to our local Nike store and dropped 2 pairs of running shoes into the Reuse a Shoe box. The shoes will be broken down and reused for playing court surfaces (basketball, tennis) and other Nike products.

As stated by Nike: ” you’ll be helping the world reduce it’s footprint – one step at a time.”

Time Commitment: 2 minutes  Cost: 0

One Comment

  1. Hi!
    Another good program is also offered by North Shore Athletics. You can donate your used shoes and they will in return donate them to homeless people or those in need of shoes.

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