Earth Day Groceries Reports, 2007

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Angela Worrell
cub scouts
Hendersonville, NC USA

We decorated 120 bags!

About our project: We were looking for a conservation project for our Wolf den. The leader was very well prepared with stories of conservation projects and issues the children were able to connect with. At our meeting the boys were able to also use the project for a stencil pattern as well as a lesson in primary colors. We made "stamps" and the children were able to work on the printing at home over spring break. It went very well and the end results looked very good. This was a very good project for cub scouts to help the public with awareness of Earth Day and get other people thinking of recycling and saving energy. We hope to do it again next year!

submitted on 5/4/2007

Jaime Kurtz
Brentwood Elementary School
Raleigh, NC USA

We decorated 250 bags!

About our project: While searching the internet for potential Earth Day activities, I came upon a fantastic website. I shared this with my First Grade Teaching Team and they loved the idea. Encouraged by their response, I then shared it with my principle who loved the idea as well and wanted me to share it with the rest of the school and allow those who were interested to participate. That evening my principal went to two of our local community grocery stores; Lowes Foods & Food Lion to borrow grocery bags for the project. The store managers were very excited about this project and could not wait to start dispensing the decorated bags to their customers. On Friday April 20th, my students and I displayed all of the bags that were decorated to allow all participating classes to see and enjoy their creations. I then invited all classes to join in on our Earth Day Celebration, and we all joined hands around our displayed grocery bags and sang songs about Earth Day and Recycling. Over 200 students participated in this celebration and it was a huge success! This was a great way to bring our school closer to our community and our community closer to our school. I believe this project has helped our Brentwood students understand why it is important for everyone to do their part in taking care of the Earth, our home.

Look at our pictures!  

submitted on 4/29/2007

Caroline Johnson
Parkwood Elementary
Durham, NC USA

We decorated 500 bags!

About our project: We were able to donate 500 bags to our local Food Lion for the project! A representative from Food Lion came to the school to pick them up and they filled up her back seat! We also created a banner for the front of the school so parents would be encouraged to shop at Food Lion on Earth Day.

submitted on 4/29/2007

Jo Ellen Dinger
Davis Drive Elementary
Cary, NC USA

We decorated 150 bags!

About our project: The DDE first graders decorated the bags and the Harris Teeter distributed them on Earth Day. It really meant a lot to the kids that they would be sending messages supporting Earth Day to shoppers.

submitted on 4/24/2007

Valerie Rhymer
CHAMP Tutoring Program
Charlotte, NC USA

We decorated 18 bags!

About our project: CHAMP is a tutoring program which partners high school students from Myers Park United Methodist Church with elementary students at Southside Community Church. Our weekly sessions focus on academic tutoring, relationship building and service to the community. This was our first year decorating bags for Earth Day, and it reminded us to recycle and take good care of our Earth!

Look at our pictures!  

submitted on 4/21/2007