Earth Day Groceries Reports, 2007

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Brian Blakely
Barstow Intermediate
Barstow, CA USA

We decorated 500 bags!

About our project: 5th grade students (and some 6th) decorated bags in the classroom. 6th graders/parent volunteers participated in a flower/shrub planting project at school sponsored by Timberland shoes and various donations from the community. It was a great day of helping and sharing.

submitted on 4/8/2008

Tami Ross
186th Street School Elementary
Gardena, CA USA

We decorated 100 bags!

About our project: In their own words, our 2nd graders who eagerly voted Earth Day Bags as their Peace Games peacemaker community service learning project report: "We asked Albertson's to borrow the bags, please. We wanted to decorate them and give them as a gift for Earth Day. We used markers and started by tracing our bags with a pencil. We drew big pictures of Earth with states and countries on them. We also had Africa and Europe and Capitals. One funny person drew Luigi and Mario, even thought he claims to know nothing. We also drew people around the Earth. We had fun and would do it again!" Above and beyond lending us bags, Albertson's generously donated one reusable "earthwise" bag for each student. (20 total) Our students are excited to use the bags with their families when they go to the grocery store.

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submitted on 5/22/2007

April Fernald
Walnut Elementary
Newbury Park, CA USA

We decorated 380 bags!

About our project: This was the second year Walnut Elementary School in Newbury Park, CA created Earth day bags. We created 380 bags for the Earth day bag project. Since many of the students were familiar with the project it was a joy to see their awareness of conservation ideas demonstrated by the quality of their messages and artwork. The students and teachers had a lot of fun. It’s a great opportunity for the students to give back to the community. We plan on doing it again next year. Thank you Ralph’s Grocery located on N. Ventu Park Rd in Newbury Park, CA for donating the grocery bags.

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submitted on 5/17/2007

Joyce Tanaka
Lupine Hills Elementary
Hercules, CA USA

We decorated 200 bags!

About our project: Two hundred students (kindergarten through 5th grade) at Lupine Hills Elementary School in Hercules, CA decorated bags from Albertson's Grocery Store in Hercules, California, with art and Earth Day messages so that they would be available for bagging customers' groceries on Earth Day, April 22, 2007. Most of the messages centered around "Conservation" themes, such as: Don't Pollute; Save the Fish, Don't Dump in Our Creeks; Don't Rake Your Leaves in Our Storm Drains, It Blocks Fish Migration and Lowers Oxygen for Fish; Recycle:Save Our Earth; Don't Litter; Pick up Litter So It Won't Go Down Storm Drains and End Up in Our Creeks; Don't Throw Car Oil In Drains; Don't Wash Your Car in Your Driveway Because the Soap Will Go Down the Stormdrain and End Up in Our Creeks and Kill the Fish; Don't Clean Paintbrushes Outside Because It'll End Up in the Stormdrain and Creeks; When Walking Your Dog, Use Your Pooper Scooper; Use Natural Pesticides in Your Garden; Plant a Tree on Earth Day; Save the Earth; Everyday Is Earth Day; Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. This Earth Day Paper Bag Project simultaneously complemented the objectives of the school's "Kids in Gardens" project aimed to educate others about water conservation, point and nonpoint source pollution--a project which is funded by the East Bay Municipal Utility District and Contra Costa County Clean Water Program. Teachers across the school helped students with this project, which was spear-headed by teachers Joyce Tanaka and Shareen Samalito.

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submitted on 5/14/2007

Vivi Rosendahl
Sedgwick Elementary
Cupertino, CA USA

We decorated 70 bags!

About our project: This is the first year this project have been done at Sedgwick Elementary. All the students did a very good job and had a lot of fun. The older grades made a trip to Safeway to deliver the bags and at the same time they got a store tour.

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submitted on 5/9/2007