Thursday, April 27, 2006

Picture of the day 4/27/06, behind on pics!

Seems like I'm seeing a LOT more middle schools participating this year than in the past. Starting out, the Earth Day Groceries Project was almost exclusively elementary schools. Am glad to see older kids aren't "too cool" to join in!

Anyway, here are a couple of really nice designs from Colerain Middle School in Cincinnati, Ohio

I am behind on posting new pictures. If you sent pictures in for your organization any time after April 24th, they will be added to the website this weekend. Sorry for the delay! - Mark

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Picture of the day 4/26/06 - and picture status

From Madison Simis Elementary in Phoenix, AZ, this collection of bright and beautiful bags.

If you are wondering where your pictures are, I am currently two days behind in getting pictures up on the website, which means all pics sent in up through 4/24 are on the site. I will try to pull even this weekend! - Mark

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Picture of the day 4/25/06

Originally uploaded by 5B@MAS.
From Mamaroneck Avenue School in Mamaroneck, NY. Gordon Brune's 5th graders partnered with a kindergarten class to create this and many others. Lots more pics here.

Monday, April 24, 2006

Picture of the day 4/24/06

Here's a sinple, yet strikingly beautiful bag from Clancy Elementary School in Clancy, MT.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Picture of the day 4-23-06!

While pictures are coming in on a daily basis, I thought I'd try and post a "picture of the day" for the next couple of weeks...

This is from the International Berckley School in Barranquilla, Colombia. The project is spreading internationally, as well as in the US.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Happy Earth Day!

Well, here it is, April 22nd. Thanks to the efforts of kids all over the world, shoppers will go home today with an important message: that today is Earth Day - and that kids care about it!

Reports are coming in by the minute - as are pictures. Keep checking back to those web pages for updates frequently. For those sending things in, just a reminder that reports are added to the web site within 24 hours, and pictures within a week. But I'm scrambling really hard right now to get those new pictures up asap. I know, as a third grade teacher, how important it is for kids to see their work quickly.

Thanks to everyone for all their hard work and beautiful artwork.

Happy Earth Day!

Monday, April 17, 2006

Participation certificates ready

Way overdue, but they are now finally ready for 2006 - participation certificates. After you send in a report, you end up on this web page. So, if you've sent in a report and would like to get a certificate to print out and fill in, head over to You can get one just for your school/organization, or one for your school and your grocery store.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Thanks to the sponsors!

In the middle of all the excitement leading up to Earth Day, it seems this is an appropriate time to thank those who have helped The Earth Day Grocieries Project over the years, by supporting the web site. There is a lot going on behind the scenes on the site - multiple databases, asp pages, and lots more complicated stuff.

Many thanks to the American Forest & Paper Association, a sponsor of the project for many years. This web site would not be here, with the wealth of information it has available, without their support! Thank you!

This year we are very excited to welcome Albertsons as a sponsor! We are extremely grateful for their support, and we hope this will continue a partnership for a long time into the future. I will be accepting a sponsorship check from them at their Mercer Island, Washington store (#450) on Saturday, April 22nd, at 10:00 AM (that's Earth Day!).

Be sure to take a look at the Project Sponsors page for more information. - Mark

Monday, April 10, 2006

Pictures are coming in!

Pictures from 2006 are starting to come in! Check them out at the Pictures Page. If you are sending in pictures from your effort this year, be sure to read How to Send in Pictures

Here's one from St. Alexander School in Fonthill, Ontario, Canada. Aren't they beautiful?!

Happy Earth Day, everyone! - Mark

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Send in your report!

The Earth Day Groceries Project website is now ready to accept reports from participating schools (and other groups!). Go to the Send in Your Report page, and enter your information. Shouldn't take more than 5 minutes. Thanks! - Mark Ahlness