Recycling old shoes and clothes into Nike Grind materials is one important step towards a sustainable future, but there are many more things we can do to protect the environment. We would like to use Nike Grind to teach children about our environment and what they can do to protect it.
We propose using the Nike Grind materials to fill stuffed animals and bean bags shaped like endangered animals (e.g. Panda, Dolphin, Rhino). These animals would be sold together with a book explaining the child why these animals are endangered and what the child can do to protect the environment, prevent waste and live sustainably.
Many children form a close bond with their stuffed animals. In this way, the stuffed animals and bean bags can help to raise the kid’s attention to the issue and motivate them to take action to live a sustainable life.