Earth Day Groceries Reports, 2002

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Karen MacKinnon
Sir Wilfrid Laurier Annex
Vancouver, BCCanada

We decorated 331 bags!

About our project: This is the second year the girls and boys at Laurier Annex have decorated bags for the Earth Day Bags Project. At our school, we recycle juice boxes, paper products, and plastic bottles. We work hard at keeping our school environment clean and we have demonstrated our concern for animal environments through our adoption of a pod of Killer Whales off the coast of British Columbia. In the year 2000, we decorated 142 bags...But this year we decorated a whopping 331 bags with only 132 students from kindergarten to grade four! We invite schools to visit our Earth Day Bags website to see a small sampling of our decorated bags. Thanks again, to Choices Grocery store, who kindly donated and distributed the bags to their customers. We hope to participate in this project again next year. Happy Earth Day, today and everyday!

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submitted on 4/23/2002

Cynthia Andrews
Strathcona Elementary
Chilliwack, BCCanada

We decorated 350 bags!

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submitted on 4/22/2002

Sherri Ellis
Tyson Elementary
Chilliwack, BCCanada

We decorated 200 bags!

About our project: This is a wonderful project that could involve the whole school as part of an art project or an Earth Day lesson. This is the first year Tyson Elementary (Chilliwack, British Columbia) has been involved in the Earth Day Groceries was a big hit! Save-On-Foods graciously 'loaned' our school the paper grocery bags to decorate with our colourful environmental messages. Students at Tyson, from grades 1 to 6, each decorated a grocery bag with their own "preserving the earth" slogans. The Chilliwack Times newspaper came and took pictures of our class working diligently on decorating our groceries bags. As part of our Earth Day theme, the students discussed environmental issues, such as animal extinction, recyling and composting. Our school planted a tree in the school yard, which will provide much needed shade in the coming years. The Earth Day Groceries Project is an exciting and wonderful way for students, of any age, to get involved and make a difference. We are proud to be a part of the effort to empower the youth of our community, in raising awareness about these important issues. On April 18th, our grade 1/2 class took a field trip to Save-On-Foods, to deliver the grocery bags in person. All of the students' beautifully decorated bags will be distributed to customers on Earth Day [April 22]. As part of our trip we had a tour of the grocery store, which tied in nicely with our unit on nutrition. We look forward to participating again next year! And remember everyday is Earth Day...take care of our planet. One of our student had this to say about the project: "I had fun decorating the grocery bags. Please keep our street clean and our air nice, not yucky and polluted."

submitted on 4/18/2002