Earth Day Groceries Reports, 2000

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Mary Jane Goryl
St. Lawrence
Utica, MIUSA

We decorated 700 bags!

About our project: My Students used KID PIX in the Computer Lab and created posters about saving God's earth. They then pasted the posters on the brown bags gotten from Krogers in Utica. Krogers then dispensed them the day of the Earth day, April 22,2000. I had several students come with me when I delivered the bags to Krogers where I bought them an Ice Cream treat for helping me. We also had a local paper, the Macomb Daily, come and interview the students about why we should be taking care of the earth.

submitted on 3/20/2001

Roberta Urbani
Detroit Edison, a DTE Energy Company
Detroit, MIUSA

We decorated 300 bags!

About our project: DTE Energy is a Detroit-based diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide. DTE Energy’s principal operating subsidiary is Detroit Edison, an electric utility serving 2.1 million customers in Southeastern Michigan. Detroit Edison has been involved in the Earth Day Grocery Bags project since 1998, although Y2000 is the first year we have reported. We sponsor and/or participate in many environmental activities around Earth Day and Arbor Day. We discovered the Earth Day Grocery Bags project and were so impressed that we have interjected ourselves into the process by obtaining bags from local grocers and supplying them to students at the various environmental events we sponsor. Last year we supplied bags at six different events in our southeastern Michigan service territory. We then returned them to the grocer (after Earth Day), but their customers still enjoyed receiving the message. The events were: 1. Earth Day Fair at a high school in Lake Orion, about 50 miles north of Detroit. 2. DTE Energy Detroit Bloomfest, a major flower show in downtown Detroit. 3. Earth Day event at Leslie Science Center in Ann Arbor, about 45 miles west of Detroit. 4. Belle Isle Nature Center Earth Day event, in Detroit. 5. Take Your Young Person to Work Day at our Detroit headquarters (our version of Take Your Daughter to Work Day, wherein we highlight utility and environmental careers and tie Earth Day into the event for our employees' children). 6. Recycling Jamboree sponsored by local Resource Authority in Ferndale, 10 miles north of Detroit.

submitted on 3/14/2001

Kathy Hogan
Woodland Elementary
Portage, MIUSA

We decorated 525 bags!

About our project: We did this as a DEW project, Drop Everything and Write. All students decorated the bag with a picture and a poem. This included all staff - custodians, sec. etc helped our special needs students and everyone else worked with the classroom teacher

submitted on 3/6/2001

Candace Martin
Clinton Elementary School
Clinton, MIUSA

We decorated 1500 bags!

About our project: For our 3rd year we teamed up with Kathy Lewis' class. Each decorated bag had an attached letter asking about your efforts to save the Earth. The pre-addressed envelopes yielded lots of interesting replies. The children loved decorating the Grocery Bags!!

Look at our pictures!  

submitted on 8/17/2000

Janice Hausman
Beverly Elementary
Beverly Hills, MIUSA

We decorated 200 bags!

About our project: This was our first year participating in the project, so we started small (just one grade). The kids had a lot of fun doing it, so we hope to expand to more classes next year.

submitted on 5/9/2000