Earth Day Groceries Reports, 2003

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Deborah Valentine
Center/OHS Schools
Mattapoisett, MA USA

We decorated 500 bags!

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submitted on 1/27/2004

Maria Ravenstein
SHED/Kid's Club
Andover, MA USA

We decorated 300 bags!

About our project: This is our second year that we have participated in the grocery bag project. The children enjoyed seeing the customers at the store taking the decorated bags that they had worked so hard to design. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr. Chuck Sherzi, a volunteer of our gardening Club, also thanks to Mr. Matson, Manager and his Assistant Manager of DeMoulas Super market. If you would like to learn more about our after school program, please contact Mrs. Sydney Bialo, Executive Director (E-mail

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submitted on 6/22/2003

Patricia Drinkwater
North Beverly Elementary School
Beverly, MA USA

We decorated 352 bags!

About our project: This project was great fun for my class to put together. Class representatives visited all the different grades in our school to introduce this project each class. The students each had a job of researching different facts about Earth Day and sharing their research with the class that they visited. Paper bags were distributed to all classes, K - 5. Each classroom teacher was given a folder filled with lesson ideas, graphics from your Earth Day Grocerie Bag Project cite, as well as other information to be shared that we thought would be helpful for this project. The students in my class practiced what they were going to say before hand, and were well recieved by the other teachers and students. Our class also had a bulletin board display in the main foyer of our school during the month of April. We decided to keep with the Earth Day Awareness theme and had each 4th grader write what they thought they could do to help celebrate Earth Day this year. We used sample grocery bags and other art work to promote our cause. All in all, it was a great opportunity to have these young people take an active role in sharing their Earth Day awareness to our school and community on the importance of caring for our Earth. One disappointing fact is that after taking all the beautifully decorated grocery bags to our local sponsoring supermarket, and phone calling the store manager to use them on Earth Day, rumor has it that the bags were never put out!!! A lot of disappointed shoppers that day! I was out of the country at the time and still have not had the nerve to go up to the service desk and ask the manager why the bags weren't used. Oh, well! Let's hope the bags were recycled in some way.

submitted on 5/25/2003

Jennifer Livingstone
Northwest Elementary School
Leominster, MA USA

We decorated 750 bags!

About our project: This was a wonderful project for all of our students. They enjoyed decorating the grocery bag to support an important issue. They were excited to have community members receive their groceries in the bag they decorated.

submitted on 5/14/2003

Anne Selwyn
Junior Girl Scout Troop 4921
Medway, MA USA

We decorated 900 bags!

About our project: 6 junior girl scouts working on their Bronze Award organized nearly 900 students at Medway's Memorial School to decorate bags for earth day. The bags were handed out to shoppers at Roche Bros to help make them aware of Earth day.

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submitted on 5/8/2003