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Monday, April 7, 2008


In the truest spirit of going green, Ron Snyder, the CEO of Crocs (those brightly colored clogs found on everyone from toddlers to gardeners to chefs), has created SolesUnited, a new company dedicated to recycling old Crocs into brand new shoes for those in need.

A clear Change Optimist, Synder recently told Ode Magazine, “We plan to essentially shoe the world.” Through the non-profit SolesUnited, donated Crocs are turned into brand new clogs that are sent to Africa and the Dominican Republic. This is an environmental win-win as it keeps the resin-based Crocs out of landfills and provides new footwear to those who need them desperately. Got an old pair? Get involved!