KC-area Goddard Schools go green for Earth Day

Posted at 7:53 AM, Apr 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-16 08:53:20-04

OLATHE, Kan. — Remember the Neil Diamond song, “Forever In Blue Jeans?”

Well, thanks to The Goddard School in Olathe, you can make that come true this week.

Meaning, your old blue jeans can help the world even if you’re done with them.

According to owner Janice Kennedy, it’s all part of the Root for the Earth Campaign going on through April 20 in celebration of Earth Day 2018.

This year, preschool teacher Grace Solomon is coordinating a denim donation drive to support the group Blue Jeans Go Green.

That organization upcycles all types of denim into natural cotton insulation which is then used by groups such as Habitat for Humanity.

Solomon is also a marketing student at Johnson County Community College and this project is part of her course-work.

The donated pieces can be any color denim, any condition, even with fur lining and/or sparkles.

They will take all of it out of your closet and, eventually, use it to keep new homes warm and toasty.

The environmental impact is important but Kennedy said the lessons taught to the little scholars is also vital.

She said shows the youngest among us that they are part of the larger world and that they can make a positive impact on planet earth.

So, celebrate Earth Day by ditching the denim.

Somewhere, Levi Strauss is smiling!