Above, one of three mounds at the Seneca Meadows Landfill in Waterloo, NY, as seen from the west side of Seneca Lake approximately eight miles away (through a telephoto lens). Credit: Kevin Colton, HWS.
Nike’s environmental and human rights record raises many questions about their production process, however, various marketing and advertising campaigns have been used to improve their image. Whether or not Nike’s shoe recycling & sustainability projects are incorporated into their business as a strategy looking to enhance their image is up for debate, but it is an important program to know about for those who are environmentally concerned and people who are wondering what to do with their run-down shoes.The closest Nike shoe drop-off location to the Colleges is located in the Nike Factor at the Waterloo outlets.
This blog is a product of Geography of Garbage class (ENV 204), which I teach at Hobart and William Smith Colleges (www.hws.edu). The blog represents a collaborative effort among more than 30 students in the course in Spring 2011, and seeks to make visible (through photos and commentary) what we often prefer to be invisible: our garbage.