Recycling Sneakers, Urban Homesteading & Jessica Alba

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Never a dull moment in the Green Divas studio . . . an all green diva day with our usual array of diverse information ranging form recycling sneakers to ONE of our awesome recent interviews with Jessica Alba. And our inspiring interview with Rachel Kaplan, author of Urban Homesteading: Heirloom Skills for Sustainable Living, which is destined to be the definitive handbook to any type of homesteading.

Why We Should Care
This week we focused on our talk with actress, mom and business woman, Jessica Alba:

Visit Jessica’s very earth-friendly business geared towards healthy, green parenting – The Honest Company.

Sleeping Naked is Green segment: Recycle Your Running Shoes

We were surprised just how much can be done with recycled sneakers! Nike’s Reuse-A-Shoe program has collected over 24 MILLION sneakers for use in their Nike Grind project that repurposes most of the materials to make all kinds of ball courts, playgrounds and tracks!

Also found a great non-profit called Sole4Souls that helps gather donated shoes and get them to people who need them all over the world – over 17 million have been given out so far!

Listen this Sleeping Naked is Green 5-minute segment for a lot more details on our visit our post for this week’s show.

Green Diva Lisa’s Take Two Segment was loaded with green celebrity dishing in honor of the Oscars.

Our Featured Guest was Rachel Kaplan, author of Urban Homesteading: Heirloom Skills for Sustainable Living. The book is definitely a must-have reference for anyone who is interested in finding simpler ways to live more sustainably – no matter where they live. An inspiring and thoughtful interview worth listening to.

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Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton3 years ago


Debbie Crowe
Debbie Crowe3 years ago

I have severe Neuropothy in my feet and have a ton of old shoes I could donate. Lots of Flip Flops, dress shoes, and Tennis shoes!!! Any clues to where???

Jane Warre
Jane Warren3 years ago

thnx for this

Carmen S.
Carmen S.3 years ago

thanks for sharing this

Nicole Gorman
Nicole Gorman3 years ago

Thanks for the link to The Honest Company!

KS Goh
KS Goh3 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Quanta Kiran
Quanta Kiran3 years ago


Butterfly K
Butterfly K3 years ago

One of my girlfriend uses old boots to grow small plants in, it looks great.

C.M Padget
Selkie Paget3 years ago

Does anyone know any programs for repurposing/recycling shoes- (not donating for wear) that are not tennis shoes?

Sandi C.
Sandi C.3 years ago