Earth Day Groceries Reports, 2002

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Jodi Hagar
Willington Center School
Willington, CTUSA

We decorated 274 bags!

About our project: Willington Center has an entire day of Earth Day activities. Over the course of this day, students rotate throughout four different activities, which range from Earth Day songs, gardening, insect observations and junk art. The activities are multi-age and last 45 minutes. In between the activities students return to their classrooms and have free time. During this free time the teachers organize their students to decorate the grocery bags. Earth Day at Center School is a success, and students, as well as staff, look forward to it every year!

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submitted on 6/13/2002

Karen Brouillette
Ramon E. Betances Elementary School
Hartford, CTUSA

We decorated 300 bags!

About our project: My sixth grade class and I ditributed the grocery bags to each class in the school. The students decorated them with the idea in mind that these bags were going to be distributed to customers to help them understand why Earth Day is so important. The kids really enjoyed decorating the bags and it was a great way to teach them about the importance of our Earth!

submitted on 4/26/2002

Jon Haight
Franklin School
Stratford, CTUSA

We decorated 478 bags!

About our project: This was Franklin School's third year of participation in the Earth Day Project. Students from kindergarten to sixth grade were involved in many activities aimed at increasing awareness of the problems facing our envirnonment. The students used the bags as a tool to communicate ways to conserve resources, recycle, and cut down on pollution. A special thanks goes to the fifth grades for the extra bags. Franklin School would like to thank Shaws of Stratford for their support. We look forward to doing this project again next year.

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submitted on 4/25/2002

Sandy Nichols
SMith Middle School
Glastonbury, CTUSA

We decorated 200 bags!

About our project: During our study of Environmental Issues we decided to make the community more aware of some local issues. Stop n Shop was delighted to receive these bags, and they went like hotcakes!

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submitted on 4/25/2002

Sue McInerney
Martin Elem. School
Manchester, CTUSA

We decorated 224 bags!

About our project: We coordinated the project with the whole town. One person called the local grocery stores to supply the bags. A representative from each school picked up the bags and the students distributed them to the teachers. Classroom teachers discussed Earth Day with the students, and each student drew a picture. Lastly, the bags were collected and delivered to the stores in time for distribution on Earth Day.

submitted on 4/22/2002