Project Overview

Four Simple Steps

Project Starter Kit

Project Overview

The Earth Day Groceries Project is a cost-free environmental awareness project in which students decorate paper grocery bags with environmental messages for Earth Day. One of the oldest and largest educational projects on the Internet, the Earth Day Groceries Project is managed online by Mark Ahlness, a third grade teacher at Arbor Heights Elementary School in Seattle, Washington. 

The project has been featured in Weekly Reader and Science & Children magazine and is an annual favorite with thousands of teachers and students across the country and the world. To participate, check out the 4 Simple Steps.

4 Simple Steps: Borrow, Decorate, Deliver, Report

Project Starter Kit: classroom poster, two page flier, templates, facts and figures, letter of endorsement, draft news release