Earth Day Groceries Reports, 2002

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Barbara Papantoniou
Hoffman Boston Elementary School
Arlington, VAUSA

We decorated 400 bags!

About our project: The Hoffman Boston Student Council sponsored the Grocery Bag Project. At their April meeting, the SCA representatives learned about recycling and how they can help our Arlington Neighborhood learn about keeping our environment safe. The students then went back to their classrooms to pass on and teach the lessons they learned to their classmates.

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submitted on 5/15/2002

Norma Trotman
Langley Air Force Base
Hampton, VAUSA

We decorated 325 bags!

About our project: Children took an Earthday pledge writing about how they will preserve the environment. Their bag messages were about recycling, saving the planet, avoiding waste. The bags had trees, the earth, flowers and animals and were all quite colorful and different. We also did a trash scavenger hunt. Children took pictures of items thrown or left about the grounds. We also planted a tree for Arbor Day. The children are becoming environmentally conscious.

Look at our pictures!  

submitted on 5/2/2002

Lynda Parker
St. Leo the Great School
Fairfax, VAUSA

We decorated 500 bags!

About our project: This month we were practicing the Catholic virtues of Stewardship and Service. We got together with our "buddy" classes to share our faith and also provide a service to our community. Safeway was a great Earth Day partner.

submitted on 4/29/2002

Ray Correllus
Montclair Elementary
Dumfries, VAUSA

We decorated 640 bags!

About our project: The students enjoyed doing the bags!

submitted on 4/23/2002

Paulette Albright
Keep Nelson Beautiful
Nelson County , VAUSA

We decorated 495 bags!

About our project: Keep Nelson Beautifiul is a volunteer organization dedicated to keeping the county roadsides clean, and promoting the concepts of reduce, reuse and recycle. We asked the art classes of the county schools & home school students to decorate the bags with Earth Day theme designs. The project was featured in the county newspaper with pictures of students drawing and baggers using the "designer" bags. The newspaper article requested that people ask for a bag only if they were willing to reuse it. Members of the council are reusing their bags and keeping a dated record on the bags to see how often it is reused.

submitted on 4/22/2002