1999 Earth Day Groceries Reports - Alberta
Margaret Wooding School
Redcliff, AB, Canada
Bags decorated: 185
Comments: Thank you for the fantastic idea! We are a small school of grades four to six in a remote town in Southeastern Alberta.
A local grocery store donated the bags and every class (8) was given the opportunity to participate in the project.
The diversity and artwork of the students was outstanding. We displayed the finished products around the school in hallways, classrooms, and in the library. A small goup of students delivered the bags to the grocery store for distribution to customers.
It was very enjoyable and we look forward to participating again next year. Once our film has been developed, we will display some of our work on our website.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Bags decorated: 85
The students were really excited about this project, and were happy to promote a variety of
Earth Day messages.
Chris Akkerman Elementary School
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Bags decorated: 370
Comments: Students at Chris Akkerman Elementary School in Calgary have
decorated 370 grocery bags to be distributed at the Trans Canada
Mall Safeway store. The students were thoughtful about the
messages and pictures that they chose to convey on their bags.
This opportunity allowed them to realize pride and ownership
in their work along with a sense of responsibility to take
care of our planet.
1998 Earth Day Groceries Reports - Alberta
All of our students at Clara Tyner Elementary from kindergarten to
Grade 6 decorated a large paper grocery bag donated from our Ottewell community
IGA grocery store. In total we decorated 185 grocery bags. This is the first
year we have been involved in this project and hope to make it a yearly
tradition. It is a wonderful way to get the message out to the community that
the children at Clara Tyner care about their environment!
Sandra Gluth (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Clara Tyner Elementary
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
The students at Father Kenneth Kearns School in Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada
enjoyed decorating and distributing 350 paper bags to our local Save-On-Foods
Grocery store for use on Earth Day. The children thought this was a great idea
and eeven included the school's email address, hoping that their bag may
eventually end up in a far off location. A special thank you to Mr. Schmidt,
the mamager of Save-On-Foods.
Arlene Littlemore (email@example.com)
Father Kenneth Kearns Elementary School
Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada
We'd just like to report that High Park School, a K - 9 school in Stony
Plain, Alberta, took up your challege of grocery bags for Earth Day. We
"prepared" 200 bags for our local IGA and 200 more for our local Co-op.
All of our students from grades one to nine participated, sometimes in
partnerships between grades. We focused half our bags on the 5 threats
to the Earth - the HIPPO slogan of Habitat loss, introduced species,
population growth, pollution and over-production.
The two stores agreed to use the bags on EARth day as an awareness
campaign. We advertised this project in our our school newsletter.
This has been a great experience for our school.
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