Earth Day Groceries Reports, 2005

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Elizabeth Dupuy
Vassar Road Elementary School
Poughkeepsie, NY USA

We decorated 1000 bags!

About our project: On April 12th and 13th 2005, the students decorated paper grocery bags donated by the South Hills Mall Price Chopper and Stop and Shop in Wappingers Falls. On April 19th, Vassar Road PTA, Corresponding Secretary, Liz Dupuy delivered approximately 500 decorated bags each to Price Chopper and Stop and Shop. Shoppers and employees were impressed with the art work and earth-friendly messages on each bag. The whole school got involved. They learned about the environment and were able to show others how they care about their planet, through their words and pictures. The students had a lot of fun! They had their parents go shopping on Earth Day, so they could get their bags back! Everyone is looking forward to doing it again next year!! Thanks for letting us participate again!

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submitted on 8/22/2005

M. Lahman
Signal Hill Elementary School
Dix Hills, NY USA

We decorated 60 bags!

About our project: As part of a school wide Earth Focus for the month of April, the kindergartens and First Grades of our school chose to participate in the grocery bag project. Our classes were read stories such as "Just a Dream," by Chris Van Allsburg and Dr. Seuss's "The Lorax." We discussed various items that can be recycled and ways in which we can reuse other common items. Each child was given a bag to decorate with the Earth Day theme. Completed bags were returned to the store and school families were informed about the project. Out of the 225 bags that were decorated, we received 60 back! These bags have been displayed in the school's main hallway around a paper tree which explains the project and its goals. We plan to participate again next year, but we will decorate and distribute the bags at the end of March or in early April so that we can "recycle" the returned bags once again by packaging up the plants purchased at our Mother's Day Plant Sale. Thanks for the wonderful ideas!

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submitted on 5/31/2005

Jodi Simoneau
Trumansburg Elementary School
Trumansburg, NY USA

We decorated 284 bags!

About our project: My class went to teachers throughout the school and told them about the grocery bag project. They explained to the students in that class what they needed to do to participate. All of the K, 1st and 2nd grade classes joined in on the project. Even a few third grade classes did too!

submitted on 5/13/2005

Mary Ellen Straub
Timber Point Elementary
East Islip, NY USA

We decorated 221 bags!

About our project: I teach science to the sixth grade at Timber Point. We have a program that mirrors the junior high, where four teachers each teach a subject. My students learned a great deal of environmental science as well as earth science this year. To begin your project, my students completed a web quest, which led them to your web page. This gave them detailed information about your project as well as viewing photos and learning valuable information. Students used web quest info. and info. learned in class to decorate thier bags. My students enjoyed this project. Many of them made a point of going to Waldbaums on Earth Day with their families. We created a large poster to hang in Waldbaums with all of their names listed. My students really felt like they were participating in a project that was positive for their community. I will participate again next year! Thank You--Mary Ellen Straub

submitted on 5/6/2005

Linda Svoboda
C.R. Weeks Elementary
Windsor, NY USA

We decorated 363 bags!

About our project: This year's project was done in cooperation with all 3 elementary schools in the district. Over 900 grocery bags were decorated and returned to the two participating stores. We included an explanatory note glued on each bag saying what school it was from and to encourage the reuse or recylcling of the bag. It read as follows: Thank you for choosing paper today! This bag was decorated by a concerned student of C.R. Weeks Elementary School in celebration of Earth Day, April 22nd. Please do your part to help our planet. Reuse or recycle this bag. Make Earth Day everyday!

submitted on 5/4/2005