Jake Rosen, a member of the Rotary Club of the Brookfields and a student of Tantasqua Regional High School played an important role in organizing and running a sneaker and shoe drive at the school.  For this drive, New and used sneakers and shoes are collected to either be regifted or recycled for construction projects. To this end, the drive aims to mitigate environmental pollution by diverting shoes and sneakers from our waste stream. A pair of sneakers, if brought to a landfill,  will take up to 43 years to decompose. This year, thanks to the wonderful donations brought in by all the students, teachers, and school office employees, two car trunks worth of sneakers and shoes totaling 72 pairs will go to people in need or into construction projects and not end up in a landfill or be discarded.