Earth Day Groceries Reports, 2002

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Amelia Garey Ryan
Boyne City Middle School
Boyne City, MIUSA

We decorated 400 bags!

About our project: This was our first year participating in this project. Grocery bags were given to us by two local markets, Glen's and Carter's. The bags and ideas and templates from this website were distributed to all classes in grades 5-8. It was up to each teacher to present instructions as needed. The student body had a week to complete designs, then the bags were given back to the stores for distribution to customers. The stores were pleased to participate, the students enjoyed sharing their work and in some instances hearing about it from their neighbors, and the school benefitted from the positive publicity. Overall, itt was a great easy to do hands on project and we plan to do it again in 2003.

submitted on 4/10/2003

Terri Dinsmore
Webber Middle School
Saginaw, MIUSA

We decorated 400 bags!

About our project: Students from various Advisory classes participated in the Earth Day Grocery Bag Project. The bags were very creative and covered a variety of Earth Friendly topics. Recycling, 4R's, Saving Trees, Putting Trash in its Place, and Not Polluting the Water were some of the messages on the bags. The Grocery Bag Project was a great way for our school to share our awareness and concern for the environment with the Saginaw community, it was an excellent addition to our recycling efforts this year.

submitted on 7/9/2002

Janice Hausman
Beverly Elementary
Beverly Hills, MIUSA

We decorated 400 bags!

About our project: This was our third year participating in the Earth Day Grocery Bags project. The students really enjoy the chance to decorate the bags. The cashiers at the store tell us that customers always smile when they receive an Earth Day bag!

submitted on 5/9/2002

Amy Duncan
Schickler Elementary
Lapeer, MIUSA

We decorated 250 bags!

About our project: We decorated 50 more bags than last year for a total of 250 bags and Krogers was delighted to participate in this project again this year. The students drew and designed very creative environmental logos. Each bag sent a clear message to the public that Schickler School cares about the earth. Teachers who discussed and posted possible environmental slogans had less spelling errors to contend with :)

submitted on 4/24/2002

Mary Hirth
Woodward Academy
Detroit, MIUSA

We decorated 300 bags!

About our project: I sent out a memo to teachers, giving them information about the project, and asking them to indicate whether their class would like to be involved. After procuring the number of students, I then contacted the manager of the Lafayette Park Market, who gladly had his son carry 300 paper bags to my vehicle! Over the next few days, children decorated their bags and returned them to me. On Friday, April 19th, I delivered the bags, along with a sign which read "Happy Earth Day" from the K-5 students at Woodward Academy. This was a super idea and project!! I'll participate again and again! Thanks.

submitted on 4/23/2002