Earth Day Groceries Reports, 2004

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Sherry Woodcock
Hartford-Sumner Elementary
Sumner, ME USA

We decorated 400 bags!

About our project: Our school worked with the local grocery store to decorate our bags for Earth Day. Tilton's Market in Buckfield donated 400 large grocery bags for our Pre K - Grade 6 students. We returned over 300 decorated bags to Tilton's to use in bagging groceries during the week of Earth Day. It was a big success with the students and some super art work was created for the event. I know students are always excited when they go with their parents to Tilton's and their groceries are put in a decorated bag. They come excited to school to tell that they got a bag decorated by someone whose name they recognize. This is a great community and school connection builder.

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submitted on 4/24/2004

Terry Smith
Coastal Ridge Elementary School
York, ME USA

We decorated 400 bags!

About our project: The Earth Day Grocery Bag Project was a big success at our school. Coastal Ridge Elementary School’s Kids’ Cabinet group coordinated it. In conjunction with the decorating of the bags, we also created a mural of the continental United States filled in with colorful trash collected during snack time. A picture of the mural is on our local school website. In addition, we requested the free posters offered by the Earth Day Grocery Bag website and posted them in each classroom. We also downloaded the site’s logo on sticker paper and attached it to each bag. We used a recycling die-cut which was depicted on many of the bags as well as globes (traced from paper plates) on the bags. We had a collection of suggested slogans, which gave kids a theme to go with their coloring efforts. We only used markers as we found crayon and colored pencils were too light. Lastly we created a banner to advertise our efforts and promote requests for the bags at our local Hannaford Market.

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submitted on 4/13/2004