Earth Day Groceries Reports, 2000

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Ashlee Cates
Lausanne Collegiate School
Memphis, TNUSA

We decorated 500 bags!

About our project: Our 7th grade has a service project every year and this year we have an environmental project. As part of the project, we decided to do a number of Earth Day activities that would involve the whole school. Working with the art teachers, we decided to make the grocery bag project a part of our Sport/Artfest day held annually at school. The whole morning is devoted to art projects, and the Grocery Bag project was one of four. 7th grade students helped supervise the activity and then delivered the bags . We did the project on April 28 and chose the theme, "Earth Day is Everyday," which was quite fitting since we actually missed Earth Day. Because Earthday fell on Easter weekend, we could not work it in until then. It was a huge success! WE CAN'T WAIT TO DO IT AGAIN NEXT YEAR.

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submitted on 5/2/2000

Jennifer McCoy
Witt Elementary
Morristown, TNUSA

We decorated 140 bags!

About our project: This project was used as part of our Character Counts program to develop citizenship skills.

submitted on 4/28/2000

Jennifer McCoy
Manley Elementary
Morristown, TNUSA

We decorated 257 bags!

About our project: Citizenship was the focus during guidance classes in the month of April. This was a great project chance to participate in an activity that would encourage others to take care of the Earth.

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submitted on 4/25/2000

Marlene Prater
Sweetwater Junior High School
Sweetwater, TNUSA

We decorated 350 bags!

About our project: This is the first year participating in the Earth Day Groceries Project. Both seventh and eighth graders at Sweetwater Junior High participated in the project. My seventh grade students were eager to decorate the bags, some students decorated two or three bags and wanted to do more. Our students recycle aluminum beverage cans, news papers, and recently built compost bins on our school grounds. We are all interested in doing our part to recycle and reduce waste.

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submitted on 4/21/2000

Lillie Large
McFadden School of Excellence
Murfreesboro, TNUSA

We decorated 335 bags!

About our project: Earth Day is an important event to me. I always teach an environmental unit each year in April. Everyone at my school knows how important this is to me, so all literature involving Earth Day and the environment are put in my mailbox. I've always wanted to get the entire school involved in an Earth Day project, so when I saw the Earth Day Groceries Project I knew it was perfect for us. The other teachers could participate with little work, and the students would love it. So we did it. I am very proud. The bags are beautiful and I know they will help spread the word to help the earth.

submitted on 4/21/2000