Earth Day Groceries Reports, 2003

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Robin McHugh
Nevada Parks and Recreation
Nevada, MO USA

We decorated 1500 bags!

About our project: We had children from all of the preschools and several of the elementary schools participate with this. The Nevada Parks and Recreation Department wanted to do something to help children understand the meaning of Earth Day and this project was a wonderful one. The two grocery stores in town were both very willing to participate with us. We also had great coverage from the local newspaper. I think all the kids had a really good time and I think next year will be even better.

submitted on 5/8/2003

Amy Byers
Westhoff Elementary/FZSD
Ofallon, MO USA

We decorated 300 bags!

About our project: This was our first time participating in this project. My Earth Club students were very excited about encouraging our community to use paper over palstic! What a great way to celebrate Earth Day!

submitted on 4/25/2003

Janice Little
Camdenton R-3 School District
Camdenton, MO USA

We decorated 123 bags!

About our project: After explaining to the students the mission for them, they quickly started brainstorming ideas and slogans to go on their bag. A rough draft sheet was provided before actual work on the bags began.(good idea) The students LOVED the project and felt as though they have made a meaninful contribution.

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submitted on 4/25/2003

Lori Padberg
St. Joseph School-Manchester
Manchester, MO USA

We decorated 385 bags!

About our project: I came across this project when I was looking for an Earth Day project for my Daisy Girl Scout troop to do. I thought it sounded like something the whole school could do and the principal agreed. The teachers at the school decided that it would be best for the Kindergarten through 5th grades to participate. The kids did a great job decorating the bags. Everyone is looking forward to going to Dierbergs on Earth Day to see if they can get a decorated bag. I want to say a special "thanks" to the people who provided the posters. Because Earth Day falls during our school's Spring Break, we had to complete the bags before April 16. I was worried that we wouldn't get the posters in time. The people who provded the posters were kind enough to express mail them to me so I got them in time to correspond to when we did the project.

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submitted on 4/17/2003

Ginny Quick
Worth County R III
Grant City, MO USA

We decorated 30 bags!

About our project: This makes the second year we have decorated sacks. Last year some of the students received thank yous from people that had their groceries sacked in their bags. It made them feel that what they did was worthwhile. It's a neat way to keep to the community involved.

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submitted on 4/17/2003