Earth Day Groceries Reports, 2002

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Valerie Perrotta
School 18

We decorated 85 bags!

About our project: Our school was participating in a school-wide community service project. Each class could choose how they would like to participate. Being an advocate for our earth and all living creatures, I wanted to do something in honor of Earth Day. So, I went surfing on the Net and found this great site. What a great idea I thought it was to decorate bags with an environmental message! Imagine the delight on the cutomers' faces and the great message we'd be sending besides. I suggested the idea to my team teacher, Mrs. Szwarcberg, and we were off. The kids sure had a great time brainstorming Earth Day messages to share and were especially creative with their drawings. I look forward to doing this again next year. A special thanks to Price Chopper on Hoosick Street for working with us on this one.

submitted on 8/1/2002

Peter Garcia
Cub Scout Pack 40
Rockville Centre, NYUSA

We decorated 50 bags!

About our project: On our Pack Night, April 19, we decorated our first 50 bags for Earth Day. Our participating store, a local caterer and delicatessen was delighted with the results. Early on Earth day we delivered the decorated bags along with a printout of the Earthday flier to post in the store. Customer reaction was incredibly positive. Besides being a "wonderful idea" and "it's great to remind people about Earthday" customers marveled over the artwork on the bags. Some of the boys added animal riddles and jokes beside their artwork. Store owner Jay De Bono was very happy to help and is looking forward to repeating his support for next year. Pack 40 is looking to not only work on them in Scouts again next year but to also get their schools involved with other stores as well.

submitted on 5/20/2002

Annie Falk
Horace Mann Nursery Years
New York, NYUSA

We decorated 150 bags!

About our project: As a member of the PA's Community Service Committee it was a pleasure to add our first environmental awareness project to the calendar. This project created a springboard on which the children and faculty alike were encouraged to share their views on how to take care of our earth. Many thanks to Vincent the manager of the Food Emporium on Madison Avenue and East 87th Street -- for his support and encouragement.

Look at our pictures!  

submitted on 5/9/2002

Barbara Wright
Sherburne-Earlville Middle School
Sherburne, NYUSA

We decorated 276 bags!

About our project: This is our third year participating in the Earth Day Grocery Bag project. We had approximately 100 sixth grade students volunteering their time to decorate 276 grocery bags. Our community now looks forward to getting the decorated bags at Sherburne Little M.

Look at our pictures!  

submitted on 5/8/2002

Jeannine Smolinsky
Locust Valley Middle School
Locust Valley, NYUSA

We decorated 1000 bags!

About our project: This is the third year our school participated in the event. The entire Middle School was involved and on Sunday, April 21, Ms. Smolinsky, Mr. Wolf, and Mr. Lee went to IGA in Bayville along with about 40 students to celebrate Earth Day. We helped bag the groceries for customers with our decorated bags. Some students even got tips and were asked to carry the bags to customers' cars. We all enjoyed the day. In addition, some students baked goodies which we sold as a fundraiser to raise money to adopt and acre of the rainforest. We raised $75.00!! Go LVMS!

submitted on 5/7/2002