Earth Day Groceries Reports, 2006

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Kimberley Thompson
County of Rockbridge
Lexington, VA USA

We decorated 2800 bags!

About our project: Each elementary school and most preschools throughout the County participated in the project. This is an excellent progject to help me keep the recycling message on everyone's mind.

submitted on 5/12/2006

Lori Golden
Ernst & Young, LLP EcoCare
Mclean, VA USA

We decorated 40 bags!

About our project: On Take Our Children to Work Day (April 27), Ernst & Young EcoCare, our firmwide environmental initiative, sponsored an Earth Day Bags Activity for the children in our McLean, VA office. EcoCare's National Team Leader spoke to the children about the elements of a successful advertising campaign and what makes an effective poster, showing them samples of EcoCare posters that were created to encourage eco-friendly work habits in the office. The group discussed the importance of graphics, color, short catchy words, etc. and the walls were posted with photos of other children's bags and headlines from the Earthdaybags site to give them ideas. The bags were "donated" by the EcoCare leader, who reuses her own grocery bags. The idea was that the kids would present their bags to their parents, who'll reuse them repeatedly, and be reminded to reduce, reuse and recycle every time they shop. This way the kids are directly influencing the family shopping habits while getting both children and their parents to think more about being eco-friendly.

Look at our pictures!  

submitted on 5/8/2006

John Sammons
Greenbrier Intermediate School
Chesapeake, VA USA

We decorated 460 bags!

About our project: Several students were so proud of their bags, that they reluctantly turned them in. Thanks to Harris Teeter of Greenbrier for helping us make this project a success.

Look at our pictures!  

submitted on 4/22/2006

Donna Barber
John Wayland Elementary
Bridgewater, VA USA

We decorated 500 bags!

About our project: All the children were very enthusiastic about the EarthDay Grocery bags. The grocery store was as well. The manager said that people always ask for them when they know the school is doing this wonderful project.

Look at our pictures!  

submitted on 4/21/2006

Nicki Wolfe
Valley Elementary School
Hot Springs, VA USA

We decorated 200 bags!

About our project: The students really enjoyed decorating the bags as a way to share the news about Earth Day. I know that our community will enjoy seeing the children's art work.

submitted on 4/21/2006