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Guinness World Records official Stuart Claxton was on hand at Union
Station today to declare a new record to National Geographic Kids magazine
for the most clothing collected for recycling. Over 33,000 donated denim items
were unveiled in a display in the main hall at Union Station in
Washington, D.C. The house of denim will be on display through August 27.
Watch a time-lapse video of the display construction.
Kids donated 33,088 items which will be recycled by COTTON. FROM BLUE TO GREEN.®, and made into home insulation for houses damaged in natural disasters. Kids from all over the country
participated, sending in one pair of jeans or truck loads of jeans
collected in community projects.
You know that NG Kids has collected a lot of denim over the last few months. But what’s the grand total for the Guinness World Record? Make your best guess and enter the Guess the Denim Count Contest at COTTON. FROM BLUE TO GREEN.® by August 10, 2009, for a chance to win an American Express gift card and a year’s subscription to NG Kids magazine!
Check out the Guess the Denim Count Contest on COTTON. FROM BLUE TO GREEN.®
Read the contest rules at COTTON. FROM BLUE TO GREEN.®
Photograph courtesy Jill Yaworski
We’ve collected and counted thousands of denim items! But what do over 30,000 pairs of jeans look like? We’ll be at Union Station in Washington, D.C. on August 12 at 10:30 a.m. with our eye-popping display of denim as a representative from Guinness World Records recognizes NG Kids for achieving the Largest Collection of Clothes to Recycle!
After a two-week display, the record-setting collection will be donated to COTTON. FROM BLUE TO GREEN.®, which recycles denim into insulation to help rebuild communities in need. Join us at this exciting event!
Union Station’s Main Hall will be the venue where more than 30,000 pairs of jeans will be on display from August 12, 2009, to August 27, 2009! Find out more about Washington, D.C.’s Union Station.
Photograph courtesy Jill Yaworski
With only two weeks left in our Guinness World Record attempt to collect the largest amount of clothing for recycling, we have amassed an amazing pile of denim. Our latest count is 20,443!
This is more than a new record attempt–it’s also part of the COTTON. FROM BLUE TO GREEN.®. project to recycle denim into insulation for homes damaged in storms.
Thanks to you and generous celebrities such as Tyler James Williams from Everybody Hates Chris, Jason Dolley, from Hatching Pete and previously in Cory in the House, and Allie Grant from The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, we have collected 16,256 denim items! We are getting close to the end of the NG Kids Guinness World Record attempt to collect the most clothing for recycling! Don’t wait! All denim must be received by June 30!
Photograph courtesy Tyler James Williams
Find out how you can send in your jeans!
All the jeans will be donated to COTTON. FROM BLUE TO GREEN.®. and be recycled into insulation for storm-damaged homes.
See photos of the celebs with their jeans donations.
Last week at the premiere of the movie “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian,” star Ben Stiller donated his jeans to NG KIDS to help set a Guinness World Record. All the denim collected will be donated to COTTON. FROM BLUE TO GREEN.®, which recycles jeans into insulation for homes that have been damaged in storms.
Check out Ben’s green tips and watch him hand over his jeans to our kid reporter, Calla. Then find out how you can participate!
See more pictures of these celebs donating their jeans at KOL.
NG Kids is attempting to establish a new Guinness World Record for most clothing collected for recycling! Once we have counted and boxed all the denim jeans, we’ll send them to CottonFromBlueToGreen.org to reprocess into insulation for storm damaged homes.
So far we have collected 7959 denim items! Please keep them coming and help us set a record.
While the contestants in the Great Turtle Race swim towards the Caribbean, we’re swimming in denim here at National Geographic Headquarters! Thanks to you, we have collected an incredible 6314 denim items. Keep them coming!
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Denim is starting to pour into our offices! Thanks to your efforts, we now have collected 5,270 jeans and other denim items! We are well on our way to setting a record for the largest collection of clothes to recycle.
the denim will be recycled into cotton insulation and will be used in
homes that have been damaged during natural disasters.
Learn you how you and your family can send in your worn jeans. Get the details on the denim drive.
Photograph courtesy of Catherine D. Hughes