Students at the University of New Mexico are breathing new life into old blue jeans by turning them into construction materials. 

The university’s environmental coalition is hosting a national recycling program called “Blue Jeans, Go Green,” re-purposing old jeans to provide insulation for building around the U.S. 

So far, the group has provided insulation for Habit For Humanity and those affected by Hurricane Florence. 

“Our goal is to engage students and faculty, as well as the surrounding community and make them think about how their daily lives affect the world at large,” said Harper Gamble, UNM Environmental Coalition. 

People can donate jeans on the bottom floor of the Student Union Building through the week of Thanksgiving.