Make Your Blue Jeans Go Green

blue-jeans-go-greenWith the changing of the season, my wardrobe follows. While making the closet switcheroo, I realized I have more than a handful of ill-fitting jeans that I haven't worn in years. Ones that I have no intention of ever wearing again, yet my hoarder instincts say: "You miiiiiight wear these..."

Well, I just needed a purposeful feel-good reason to relinquish them, because I'm doing it, and enthusiastically at that.Blue Jeans Go Green is an organization funded by Cotton Inc. that recycles unwanted denim and turns it into insulation for homes. To date, the program has diverted over 600 tons of denim from landfills, and distributed over 250,000 sq. ft. of insulation to Habitat for Humanity.There are two ways to donate: you snail mail them or find a participating campus. Either way, they'll get to Blue Jeans Go Green, where they'll help keep a family very warm one winter.