Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and ReStore Collecting Denim

Are you looking for an environmentally friendly use for your old jeans?

How about donating your old jeans so that the denim can be used in insulation for homes? ReStore collects denim for this purpose, and now Shady Grove Adventist Hospital is partnering with ReStore to collect denim from April 3 to April 20. The donated items will be added to our contribution to Cotton, Incorporated’s from Blue to Green® denim drive. The drive was started in 2006 to encourage donations of unwanted denim for use in UltraTouch™ Natural Cotton Fiber Insulation.

ReStore began collecting donated denim to be used in insulation for homes damaged by Hurricane Katrina and collected 7,000 pairs of jeans over a three-year period. As a result, ReStore was selected by Cotton Incorporated to receive 25,000 square feet of the insulation for use in Habitat homes here in Montgomery County. HFH-MC has already installed the UltraTouch™ Denim Insulation in the attics of two homes, which have experienced 31 percent and 28 percent air leakage reductions, respectively.

So, the insulation is efficient and because it’s made from repurposed denim, manufacturing and using it is a great way to recycle! Support this effort by bringing your unwanted denim to Shady Grove Adventist Hospital or ReStore. You’ll be helping turn blue to green!

When: April 3-20, 2012 at Shady Grove Adventists Hospital (or ongoing at ReStore)

Where: Collection Bins are available in the Main Lobby, the Emergency Room Lobby, the Physician’s Entrance, and the Cafeteria at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital at 9901 Medical Center Drive in Rockville.

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