Pictures from 1999
Yakima County Public Works,
Solid Waste Division organized the Yakima Valley Earth Day Grocery Bag Project.
Over 300 classrooms participated from public and private elementary, middle
and high schools representing Yakima, East Valley, West Valley, Selah, Naches,
Highland, Mt. Adams, Wapato, Toppenish, Zillah, Sunnyside, Mabton and Grandview
School Districts. Approximately 11,000 grocery bags were decorated sharing
the spirit of Earth Day and reminding Yakima Valley residents to recycle.
These bags were distributed by 14 local grocery stores including Wray's
Thriftway, Top Food and Drug, Fred Meyer, Food Pavalion and Zillah Food
Center as well as Red Apple Markets and Save-On-Food Stores throughout the
valley. With radio and print media advertising the day, the students sent
a strong message that "Earth Day is Every Day in Yakima Valley".
Solid Waste Program Representative
(Coordinator, Earth Day Grocery Bag Project)
Yakima County Solid Waste
105 East "A" St.
Yakima, WA. 98901