Earth Day Groceries Reports, 2000

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Dana Lum
Tomsett Elementary
Richmond, BCCanada

We decorated 250 bags!

About our project: The students of division 4 led the project as the school coordinators of the project. The students went around to each class to introduce and explain the project to the other students. Students were assigned different classes and were responsible for delivering and collecting the bags. The students had a great time with this and I'll be sure to do it again wherever I teach in the future.

submitted on 6/20/2000

Valerie Hansen
Bayside Middle School
Brentwood Bay, BCCanada

We decorated 700 bags!

About our project: This is my 4th year participating, but the first year with my new school. All went over very well. We even had a design contest. Top 13 bags were scanned into a 2001 calendar. This was just one of many Earth Week projects and Bayside is geared up to take part again next year. Check out photos of our bags at:

Look at our pictures!  

submitted on 6/5/2000

Aleesha Van Leeuwen
McMillan Elementary
Abbotsford, BCCanada

We decorated 23 bags!

About our project: We had fun doing this project. We hope people will listen to what these bags tell them and start to recycle.

submitted on 5/5/2000

Kevin Vine
Salt Spring Elementary School
Saltspring Island, BCCanada

We decorated 200 bags!

About our project: Our local grocery stores were pleased to donate the bags; the students enjoyed putting their environemental messages on the bags, which we delivered back to the store for distribution to their customers. A very positive, community-building experience.

submitted on 4/21/2000

Karen Mackinnon
Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Annex
Vancouver, BCCanada

We decorated 154 bags!

About our project: The students at Laurier Annex have been studying the environment all year. Some of the environmental activities we have undertaken this year include: raising and releasing Salmon Fry, planting a tree for our school, recycling juice boxes, raising funds to adopt a pod of Killer Whales off the B.C. coast, participating in a Spring Concert about the environment, and finally the Grocery Bag Project. The girls and boys decorated 154 grocery bags donated by Choices Grocery Store. This was our first year participating in the project and it was a great success! We look forward to participating again next year, and will challenge all other Vancouver schools to do the same. Thank you Mark for your wonderful vision…what a great way to empower children to increase environmental awareness!

Look at our pictures!  

submitted on 4/20/2000