Florida Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1999
R.R. Moton Elementary School
Bags decorated: 700
Comments: R.R. Moton Elementary School in Miami, Florida decorated over 700 grocery bags donated by the Sone Container Corporation in Jacksonville, Florida. Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade students were awarded Earth Day Stickers for participating. Each class had a winning bag/and or slogan and were awarded a pencil, eraser, and book mark from the school book fair. The local Publix Grocery Store distributed the decorated bags on Earth Day . The Miami Herald Newspaper published an article congratulating the Earth Day Grocery Bag winners and the success of the project.
R. R. Moton Elementary pledges to "Use the Can, not the Land" in 2000!
Thank you for Mr. Bob Hinton's assistance and "The Recyclers".
Bags decorated: 400
Our Science Specialist found the article about the grocery bags project by chance and with the help of a very interested
teacher was able to launch the program quickly. The students and teachers were very excited and did a beautiful job
decorating the bags. The store owners (two) were quite impressed with the outcome and have asked to participate
again next year.
Gail Clawson and Bill Clausen
Oakridge Middle School
Bags decorated: 300
Comments: This was our first year in the project so we started with 5 eighth grade and 5 seventh grade classes. Our local Publix managers were very receptive and accommodating and the students just loved decorating the bags. They really became works of art with important environmental messages. When we took a group of students to Publix to deliver the bags, the managers were very impressed with the quality of the work and both sudents and Publix are enthusiastic about expanding the project next year.
300 Bags decorated for our first year participating
Comments: Earth Day has never been such fun! Maclay School, a private
K-12 school here in Tallahassee, Florida, participated in the 1999 Earth
Day Groceries Project. Most all of our incredible, creative
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders decorated grocery bags for the
nationwide project. We spread the message to our families and friends in
Tallahassee that Maclay School is doing what it takes to care for our
environment. With the enthusiastic support of both Albertson's and
Publix, we successfully communicated many messages encouraging reducing,
reusing, recycling, and treating the Earth we live on with respect.
Thanks for your grand idea. The expressions and feedback from the
community members receiving the colorful Earth Day bags make it all
worthwhile. I can't think of a better way to promote environmental
awareness. We'll see you next year!
Students at Lake Mary Elementary in Lake Mary, FL had a great time
decorating bags for Earth Day and discussing ways they can help protect
the envirnoment. The whole school ( 750 students) participated in this
project. The grocery bags were donated by four local grocery stores,
Albertsons, Goodings, Publix, and Winn Dixie. The bags were delivered on
Wednesday so they could be used for groceries on Earth Day. Our school
enjoyed the project and we'll definetly participate again next year.
The attached photos are from Lawrence's Fifth grade, Mrs. Nelson's Third
grade, and Mrs. Groover's Second grade class. More photos will be on our
web page in May. You can visit us at
Thanks for providing the internet project,
Tech Specialist, Lake Mary Elementary
Mrs. Barbara McMillan
American Bankers Satellite Learning Center
Miami, FL USA
Students from both of our schools are involved in a telecommunications project called: Key-Pal Power. Our students enjoyed
sharing in this Earth Day Groceries activity. Together our students decorated approximately 200 bags. The bags were distributed at our local Publix. Our Earth Day activities included:
decorating Publix grocery bags
a composting demonstration
a recycling storyteller
eating "dirt cups" (crushed cookies layered with pudding and gummi-worms)
eating "ocean cups" (blue gelatin with gummi-fish)
View our Key-Pal Power Project Page.
Winston Park elementary
Coconut Creek, Florida, Broward
Bags decorated: 1,200
Comments: This was a great project that allowed all of our students a chance to participate. The students had a great time. Our small local newspaper ran a story on the project. Everyone had a great time. Thanks for the great idea. Your site was very helpful. Great Job!!!!!! Everyone is excited and can't wait until next year.
Bags decorated: 625
Hi, Bronwyn Tongue here. I'm a second grade teacher at Baker School. We have pre-kindergarten through 12th grade here. We decorated 625 grocery bags - all our elememtary students decorated a bag. Our High School art students judged the bags and picked a winner from each classroom (27 winners!!) Those students got the opportunity to walk to Kelley's Food Center here in Baker (about a four block walk) to deliver the bags on Wednesday. It was a lovely sunny Florida spring day and a drink awaited us at the end of our walk. Kelley's Food Center is displaying our winning grocery bags. We surfed the internet to find answers to questions about Earth Day. Our library read Earth Day stories during the week to students. We decorated our hallway bulletin boards with Earth Day themes. The Forestry Service provided every elementary student with a longleaf pine seedling. We really enjoyed Earth Day activities at Baker School this year.
East Marion Elementary
Silver Springs, Fl
Bags decorated: 829
Comments: This is a wonderful program. The students loved it and the parents were very supportive. Special thanks goes out to our local Winn-Dixie grocery store for all their help and cooperation. I discovered this website very close to Earth Day. The manager of the store (Mr. Webber) came to my aid and provided the needed bags quickly and cheerfully.
Poinciana Elementary School
Key West ,Fl. USA
Bags decorated: 120
Comments: Students in the third, fourth, and fifth grades decorated bags this year.
They enjoyed this project very much, and next year we hope to have even
more classes involved.
Marc Charpentier,Jeanne Menke,Jo-D Roth
Lauderhill P.T. Elementary
Bags decorated: 850
Comments: Our school is located just west of the city of Ft. Lauderdale in Broward County, Florida. We chose this activity because it allowed us to reach out into our community and join hands with Publix Supermarket, our Partner in Excellence. Our children loved it!! We decorated 850 bags and our entire school participated. The Earth will be very happy!!
Carrollwood Day School
Bag Count: 176
CDS participated in a very successful “Earth Day Groceries Project” We
obtained large paper grocery bags from the Publix at Van Dyke and Dale Mabry
and students in all grades decorated the bags with beautiful environmental
messages and pictures. The children’s artwork was truly exceptional.
Finally the bags were returned to the store were they were distributed on
Earth Day. A reporter from the Carrollwood News was present at the store
when four of our children presented the decorated bags to the manager. He
interviewed the children and took many pictures of the event. We sincerely
thank the manager of our local Publix for participating with us in this
project. As a result of this project, third grade students have begun an
aluminum can recycling project at CDS. Funds raised from the recycling will
be used to adopt an endangered or threatened animal through an environmental
THANK YOU! for inspiring us.
Just wanted to let you know that Redland Elementary School located in
Homestead, Florida implemented the Grocery Bag Project. Most of the
entire school participated and had a great time doing so. We had
approximately 740 brown paper grocery bags which were decorated with
ways to help the Earth. Publix in Homestead was gracious enough to
donate the bags and then reuse them on Earth Day. Thanks for the idea.
Gina Geiger - Grade 4
Diplomat Elementary School
Cape Coral, Florida, USA
Bags decorated: 1000+
Comments: Students in our Pre-K through 5th grade classes decorated
bags donated by Albertson's. With over 1000 bags in hand,
several students, staff and family members arrived at
Albertson's on April 22, to help bag groceries and spread
the Earth Day Message. A fabulous time was had by all!
Our 28 kindergarten students decorated 120 grocery bags to be given out
at the Winn Dixie store on st, rd, 84 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. We can't
wait to find out the national total! Thanks for the idea-we really
enjoyed the project.
Mrs. Bowen & Mrs. Stansbury
Karla C. Euell
J.C. Mitchell Elementary
Boca Raton, Florida
Bags decorated: 420
Comments: Thank you for the wonderful idea. The children (Kindergarten - 5th) did a wonderful
job decorating the bags, and were thrilled to know that the people of the community would be
receiving their Earth Day messages. Thanks to our local Publix for donating the bags!
Miami Shores Elementary School
Bags decorated: 1100
Comments: Our students and teachers enjoyed this project and felt that it was a good way to let our community know that we think Earth Day is very important, every day!
Bags decorated: 680
Skyline Elem. School
Cape Coral, FL
Bags decorated: 400 more
Comments: Originally we registered that Skyline was decorating 500 bags.....that has now been updated to 900 bags. Thought you'd like to change your data.
Winter Springs, FL
Bags decorated: 185
Comments: Publix Grocery Store supported our program and made sure we had enough bags for all our fifth grade students. Next year we hope to involve more classes in our school.
Marc Charpentier, Jeanne Menke, Jo-D Roth
Lauderhill Paul Turner Elementary,
Bags decorated: 850
Comments: Our school is located just west of Ft. Lauderdale in Broward County, Florida. We chose this activity because it allowed us to reach out into our community and join hands with Publix Supermarket, our Partner in Excellence. Our children loved it! We decorated our bags and the entire school participated. The Earth will be very happy.
In this message I am quoting from the newpaper article which
appeared on Friday April 16th in the Fort Pierce News, in Fort Pierce,
Florida, our hometown. I have also attached three JPEGs of our students
making and showing their bags.
"The students in Dan Gelardo's art lab at St. Lucie ELementary
School looked like they were having a great time painting grocery bags from
Publix supermarket....All kindergarten through fifth grade classes at the
school are taking part in an Earth Day project - painting pictures and
slogans on between 500 and 550 Publix bags that will be used at the stores
on Earth Day, Thursday April 22.....The idea came from a website found by
kindergarten teacher Mar Lou Jennings, who thought the project would be a
fun learning exercise for students. For the students, painting and learning
made the project fun. Audrey Pierson drew a flower with a face and the
slogan "Save Our Earth". "I used the flower because it is important to save
the flowers while saving the earth." Audrey said. Jesse Reiter hopes his
bag and the message it carries will stay around with its owner. "We have
had a lot of fun painting and helping out the earth," Jesse said. "I hope
the personwho gets my bag keeps it." Juan Moran, age 10, siad he hopes the
project can help save the planet. "We want people to use the bags so they
don't litter," Juan said. "If they litter, then we won't be able to live
here and there aren't any other planets to live on. Also, littering will
cause all the animals to become extinct."
Thanks for this wonderful opportunity. You can contact me at
Bags decorated: 80
Comments: This is to inform you that Ms. Waterman's,Ms. Muldowney's, and Ms. Compalango's classrooms have collectively decorated bags to help the enviroment.
Cutler Ridge Elementary School
Bags decorated: 60
Comments: My second grade class decorated 60 bags for Earth Day. The bags were donated by Publix Supermarkets. We returned the bags to Publix, so that they would go home with their customers on Earth Day with a very important message!
St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School
Coconut Grove, Florida - USA
Bags decorated: 224
I sent you an e-mail with an attached photo of our students, this is a back up
We contacted Scotty's Grocery in Coconut grove and they donated the bags for our students to
decorate. Grades PreK-6th designed 224 bags. See the photo of Mrs. Julia Cornide's 3rd Grade
class and a few Junior K students holding their bags.
Thanks for a great idea and we plan to participate every year.
Karen W. Gant
Carol City Elementary School
Bags decorated: 250
Comments: I had just about given up on participating (neighborhood stores had no bags to loan)...but I spoke with a parent that found a store to participate....Next year we hope to do many more! Thanks for the wonderful idea
Southside Elementary School
Bags decorated: 25
Comments: We were excited to participate in this project because we have been involved in an internet project this year on endangered species with our focus on the manatee. We were the only class at our school this year to participate in this project but next year we hope to have the whole school participate. This idea is great because of the message and the fact that it costs nothing but a little time to implement. Thanx. Mrs. Miller and the Awesome Achievers at Southside Elementary School, Sarasota, Florida
Bay Point Elementary
St. Petersburg, FL
Bags decorated: 400
Our 7 kindergarten classes and 6 first grade classes loved this project and had wonderful messages to put on their bags. We have an Albertson's around the corner so I got the bags from the manager there. I was glas to see Albertson's on your website as a partner in this project and have one close by our school. Great idea!!!
Bags decorated: 500
Comments: We are located in Southwest Florida on the Caloosahatchee River--which leads into the Gulf of Mexica. Our students in grades K-5 enjoyed creating Earth Day messages and decorations on 500 bags. Our local PUBLIX grocery store will be using the bags to pack groceries on Earth Day.
Skyline Elementary School
Cape Coral, Florida
Bags decorated: 200
Village Pines School
Bags decorated: 500
This is our favorite Earth Day Project! So simple, but such a great way to share our environmental messages with our community.Great idea!
Just wanted you to know that we have expaned our Earth Day Program from the first grade only in 1998 to school wide in 1999. We will be docorating 660 grocery bags for distribution in our community of Perrine, Florida. The Jacksonville, FL Grocery Bag council was donated the bags, shipping & handling. They are great!! I'll let you know how it turns out. We are in the decorating process now.
R.R. Moton elementary School
Bags decorated: 800
Comments: This was a great idea. The whole school got behind this project and the grocery store we worked with couldn't have been happier when they got all of our bags.
Pleasant Hill Elementary School
Kissimmee, FL USA
Bags decorated: 200
Comments: We are a small but immensely charming private school. All of our students, PK 3-year olds through 6th grade, participated. Our grocery store partner was the Winn-Dixie Marketplace in Bartow, FL.
The students were enthusiastic and took great pride in decorating their bags! It was a fun way to share the Earth Day message!
The Oaks School
Bartow, FL USA
We are reporting to you from the Sagemont School in Weston, Florida. Our
school consists of children in preschool through the eighth grade. There
are 276 children in our school. All of our children decorated Earth Day
bags and we returned them to the local grocery store. The supermarket was
going to display some of the bags and distribute the rest of them to the
customers. We are very excited to have had the chance to participate in
this exciting event!
Bags decorated: 500
Comments: I think this is a great activity to promote environmental awareness within the school and community. I sent a memo to all teachers inviting them to participate in this activity. The response was very positive, and most of the teachers are participating!
I have designated a drop-off area for the bags in school, and I will deliver them to our local grocery store, Publix, on Wednesday, April 21. The store managers think that this is a wonderful idea and are excited to see all of the decorated bags.
Sarah F. Gandarias, 2nd Gr. Teacher
Ocean Palms Elementary
Ponte Vedra Bch., FL , U.S.A.
Our school decorated 75 bags for the program. Fifteen of our
students took the bags to the store and bagged groceries for the customers.
I would like to update our count on the project. We opened a booth
at our school carnival and extended our invitation to other classes, and to
our surprise we were able to contribute 275 bags this year. Some of the
students in my class participated in a school to work field trip and bagged
groceries in the bags for a local Winn Dixie. We heard many positive
comments from the customers.
Floral Avenue Elementary
Winn Dixie Marketplace
Lake Wales, FL
Bags decorated: 1,000
Comments: We are working with the particpation of Publix Groceries located in our community for this Earth Day Project. Both Westchase Elementary and Publix are brand new to this area and we feel this is a great way for us to make a positive connection to our community.
Tampa. FL USA
Bags decorated: 500
You had a great idea with this earth day thing. People at our local grocery store love them.
Thanks for great ideas.
Jacksonville, Fl, USA
Florida Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1998
We participated last year in the Earth Day Grocery Bag Project. Approximately
300 bags went to area gracery stores.
The Students had a wonderful time and felt that they were making a difference.
Vanessa Johnson email@example.com
Our kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade classes have decorated grocery
bags for the past 3 years. We have gotten such positive feedback that we hope
to make it a school-wide project this year! 250 bags were donated each year
by our local stores and they displayed several in their store as well.
Mary Mertins Redapplek@yahoo.com
Pea Ridge Elementary
Based on information received from the Paper Bag Council of the American Forest and Paper Association:
-- Community-wide event (25 schools, 23 grocery stores)
-- Jacksonville, FL
Based on information received from the Paper Bag Council of the American Forest and Paper Association:
-- R.R. Moton Elementary School
-- Miami, FL
Based on information received from the Paper Bag Council of the American Forest and Paper Association:
--Central Florida Zoological Park (Seminole county)
-- Lake Monroe, FL
OUR STUDENTS LOVED DECORATING THE BAGS. THERE WERE 625 STUDENTS WHO
PARTICIPATED IN THE PROJECT . OUR LOCAL WINN DIXIE STORE LOANED US THE BAGS
AND THEY ARE DISTRIBUTING THIS WEEKEND. THANK YOU!
LINDA M. GOLIGHTLY (GOLINDAGO@AOL.COM)
HAMMOCK POINTE ELEMENTARY
BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
Students (grades K-8) from St. Luke's Lutheran School in Oviedo,
Florida decorated 500 bags for our local Publix supermarket on Winter Springs
Blvd. in Oviedo. We are proud to be a part of this program and hope that our
efforts have made others in our community more aware of environmental concerns.
We also hope we brought smiles to many faces!!
Kim Tenney, Third Grade Teacher (firstname.lastname@example.org)
St.Luke's Lutheran School
The fifth graders at Starlight Cove decorated 150 bags which were returned to
Publix supermarket and distributed on Earth Day.
Kerrie Kaler (email@example.com)
Starlight Cove Elementary
Palm Beach County, Florida
Cutler Ridge Elem. 20210 Coral Sea Road in Miami,Fl. has decorated 400
bags for Earth Day.
Grades that participated were Pre-K -3rd. Mrs. LInda Aldridge and Mrs.
Susan Thompson were in charge of this project. The bags were donated
from Publix Supermarket on Old Cutler Road. Everyone involved was
Sue Thompson firstname.lastname@example.org
Our school has decorated 450 grocery bags and have given them to
Winn Dixie to distribute to their patrons. Our ESOL class decorated posters to
hang in the windows to let the community know who decorated the bags. This is
our first year as we are a brand new school. We had a great turnout!
P. Gunter (email@example.com)
This is the second year our school has taken part in the Earth Day
grocery bag project. We are a rural PreK through 8th grade school located on
the Florida-Georgia border.
Again this year our Junior Beta chapter coordinated this as their Earth Day
project. We did 439 bags this year. The bags were supplied to us by a local
Winn Dixie store
just over the state line in Georgia.
Betty Sue Zant (ZANT_B@popmail.firn.edu)
North Hamilton Elementary School
We decorated 420 bags for Winn Dixie located in Delray Beach,
K, 4th and 5th grades and The Nature Club participated.
We had local Media attend the actual decoration of the bags in my class. (K)
Thank you for making this worthwhile project available to us, we really enjoyed
in the project and will continue to do so in the future,
With thoughts of reduce, reuse, recycly every day,
Sandy Doherty (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Banyan Creek Elementary
Delray Beach, Fl.
Hi! This is our 2nd year with the Earthday Project!
We hope to get out at least 400 bags this year! We ran into a problem of
finding "just" brown bags this year!
I guess next year we'll have to start looking earlier!
Jackie Wimberly (email@example.com)
WA Chapman Elem
Our Pre-K through second grade school decorated 600 bags for a local grocery
store to use to encourage our community to reduce, reuse, and recycle.
Linda Petteway (Pettyl@aol.com)
W.W. Irby Elementary
Florida Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1997
In Pensacola, Bell South's volunteer group, Bell South Pioneers, delivered
400 grocery bags to schools & back to stores. SS Dixon Elementary, Pace
Florida is the only school they have reported to us by name, but two other
schools were involved. We'll track down the info & send it along. It's a
Amy Belanger GCEDFL@aol.com
Earth Day Pensacola
We decorated 500 grocery bags for Earth Day. We wrote things
like "Have a great Earth Day" and "Don't pollute the earth".
We drew pictures of the earth and recycle bins with trash in
them. We sent the bags to Winn Dixie. We spent about three days
Lori Kelly and Megan Dodd, 2nd grade
Alva Elementary School
Our class is was very excited to have been involved in such a
world wide project. Our second grade class worked with two other classes,
Mrs. Pina's and Mrs. Fajet's first grade classes. We had the
students decorate their bags and returned them to the local
Publix supermarket. This activity was implemented after the
students had written an environmental gazette on the different
problems and concerns about our environment. The students were
thrilled to put into action all they had learned while researching
for their gazette. We had a total of 100 grocery bags decorated
but look forward to planning ahead and making this a school-wide
activity next year. Thank you for providing such a simple, yet
very meaningful project for the students. It truly did show them
that they can get the word out and make a difference in their
Cristina de Cardenas firstname.lastname@example.org
William Lehman Elementary
Kinloch Park Elementary School truly enjoyed participating in the
Earth Day project. 921 bags were decorated and returned to the supermarket who
supplied the bags. Not only were the students and teachers excited about the
project, but the store manager was thrilled. Since Publix Supermarkets is one
of our partners in education and donates often to our school, this was a nice
way of shoeing our appreciation. We are looking forward to our participation
next year. Thank you for a wonderful idea that blends education with community
Dr. Kim Rubin email@example.com
Kinloch Park Elementary
Dade County Public Schools
WE HAD A GREAT TIME. WE ARE A PREK THROUGH 8TH GRADE SCHOOL IN
EXTREME NORTH FLORIDA.
A WINN DIXIE STORE JUST OVER THE STATE LINE IN GEORGIA DONATED THE .
THE BAGS TO US. OUR JUNIOR BETA CLUB COORDINATED THE PROJECT.
OUR STUDENTS DECORATED 371 BAGS, AND RETURNED THEM TO THE STORE.THE STORE
THEN SACKED GROCERIES IN THEM. WE HAVE SOME PICTURES WE WOULD LIKE
TO SEND TO YOU.
BETTY SUE ZANT ZANT_B@POPMAIL.FIRN.EDU
NORTH HAMILTON ELEMEMTARY SCHOOL
Park Maitland School, in Maitland, Florida, has decorated 450 bags for
Goodings Supermarket. All grade levels participated, and students
decorated their bags during science class with Earth Day conservation
tips and drawings.
In addition, all students and staff will be celebrating this special day
by wearing Earth Day t-shirts, and by attending songs, skits, and
presentations by each grade level of their special Earth Day projects.
After Earth Day, our computer students will visit the Earth Day
Groceries website, and graph the number of bags from each state using
Thanks for such a wonderful project! Our kids loved it!
Please visit our web site at http://www.parkmaitland.org
Email us at: PMS@socrates.parkmaitland.org
--Laura Cohn, Technology Coordinator
Just to let you know that the students at Plantation Park Elementary
School in Plantation, FL (just outside of Ft. Lauderdale) made and
delivered 694 bags to our local Publix Grocery store. We had 6 students
help bring them to the store and the manager, Mr. Rhodes, was very
excited. He put up a banner about our concern for Earth Day
&conservation (3 Rs) etc. People really seemed to get a kick out of
seeing the artwork that the students had done. We have kindergarten to
fifth grade and each student at school made a bag with the help of our
art teacher, Mrs. Martineau.
Thanks for the info on this project and we look forward to doing it
again next year!
Please let us know the results of this year's effort.
Laurie Halpern firstname.lastname@example.org
Miami Gardens Elementary, of Dade County, Florida(Miami, Florida) decorated
400 bags in recognition of Earth Day. These bags were provided by Publix
Supermarket, our Dade Business Partner. Everyone involved in the project
enjoyed reminding ourselves and shoppers of the importance of preserving the
The effort was coordinated by teacher John Hunt.
Miami Gardens Elementary email@example.com
M.K. Rawlings Elementary in Gainesville, Florida participated in this
wonderful project!!!Approximately 150 children participated schoolwide
and are involved in many other Earth week activities, such as adopting a
manatee, designing posters and getting involved with recycling
activities. We even have an environmental wishing well with children
dropping their environmental wishes into the well..."My environmental
wish is...................." Every child who participates in the grocery
project ( and makes an environmental wish ) receives a certificate, whch
states our environmental pledge( I pledge to take care of our planet
Earth). The excitement and awareness level is very high...Thanks for the
wonderful idea!!! Our local Publix supermarket (Main Street location)
donated bags to our school. Manager Don McIntyre said that although they
could not reuse the bags for packing store bought goods, he would be
willing to display them on the storefront windows!!Hats off to him! We
have also invited him to speak at our Earth Day program on the 30th of
April (scheduling conflicts!) at which time we will present him with a
plaque!! We also hope to get the Gainesville Sun (newspaper) involved and
give him some recognition!!!! If you need some more info, just let me
know!!!!Thanks again!!Happy Earth Day!!!
Ms. Ronnie Brunny firstname.lastname@example.org,
Coordinator and Recycling Captain!!
Hello! We have just finished decorating 625 bags! They look beautiful.
The teachers and students really enjoyed the project. I hope the customers at
the local supermarket will enjoy them as much as we did!
Jackie Wimberly Booklvr818@aol.com
W.A. Chapman Elementary
I saw your idea on the internet and thought is was wonderful! Our K-5
grade elementary school, Plew Elementary, in Niceville, FL decorated 600
grocery bags for Delchamps. The children had a wonderful time and it
was a great way increase their awareness of Earth Day. Thanks for
sharing your ideas via the internet! Looking foward to tracking the
progress of the other schools who are participating.
Judy Corbin, 4th grade teacher
Everyone in our school is so excited about the Earth Day Groceries
activity! We have decorated 493 to deliver to Kelley's IGA. The store
was more than willing to give us the bags, and hand them out on Earth
Day. Our local papers are also covering the story. We are a PreK-5th
grade school in Niceville, Florida (near Panama City Beach, Florida.)
Thanks again for the wonderful idea. Please send me, via email, the
results of the project and the other schools participating.
Christy Corbin, email@example.com
4th grade teacher
I am a student in the seventh grade in southern Florida and a member of
Kids FACE. I thought your Earth Day project was a great idea! I
suggested the idea in my school and recieved a great response. Many
teachers were very enthusiastic and willing to get involved. Our local
grocery store, Publix, will donate 500 bags. We will begin decorating
them this week. Besides coloring the bags I will also teach lessons
about recycling and littering to the "special"(retarded and handicapped)
children. A news channel and possibly a newspaper will cover this! I
will mail you further to give you the project's progress.
about 600 bags. Unfortunately we
had no television or newspaper coverage, but we still had fun! Happy
for a great idea!
Pammy O'Leary PATRICK_OLEARY@prodigy.net
Save the Earth and send the message in your locality.
Have your classes join in the fun to protect our
environment. In the city of Opa Locka 150 students from
North Dade Middle School will be celebrating Earth day
by decorating a grocery bag. Show your Neighborhood how
to reduce, reuse and recycle. Come and join us.
Save Mother Earth, Now!
Julie Orsini Shakher firstname.lastname@example.org
North Dade Middle School
Opa Locka, Florida
Florida Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1996
Students in third grade at Miami Country Day School decorated 100
Mrs. Barbara Brown
Mrs. Barbara Gechtman
Mrs. Shirley Harris
Mrs. Karen McMillan
MS K S MCMILLAN
Our entire school participated in the Earth Day Grocery Bag
project this year. It was led by our Student Council and,
we decorated over 700 bags. Everyone had a fun time! Thanks
for the great idea and to Goodings Supermarket for lending
First Grade Teacher/Student Council Coordinator
Washington Shores Elementary
We at Bunnell Elementary School in Flagler County, FL decorated a
total of 900 bags. It was a great project and we really want to participate
again! Want to thank the only grocery store in our town that still uses
paper bags--Harris Grocery.
I got your idea off the internet and used it in my final internship of
teaching. The whole first grade team loved it. Thanks for making my
experience a bit brighter!
approx. 100 bags
Perkins Magnet Elementary, St. Petersburg, Fl.
(Winn Dixie bags)
My name is Lisa Weaver and I teach a 5th grade SLD class at
Callahan Intermediate School in Callahan, Florida. We decorated 200 bags
from our local grocery store. The kids had a great time. We live close
to the east coast of Florida and they included beach scenes on their bags
in addition to the pulp and paper scenes from our area. This was a great
Florida Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1995
Our school, Cypress Elementary, Miami, Florida, decorated 500 bags. They
were distributed to a Public grocery store. We had great fun decorating
the bags. We hope to do this again next year.
Heather and Adriel, 5th grade students
Florida Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1994
Our school, Wendell Watson Elementary in Lakeland, Florida, also
participated in the "Earth Day" project. Our second and third grade classes
sent a total of 250 decorated grocery bags to our local grocery store,
Publix. We enjoyed this project and wanted to thank you for the wonderful
Tawn Walls, etc!!!
From: "Tawn P. Walls 813/853-6060"
I do not know if the total from my school was sent in or not. I am the
tech coordinator at Lakeview Middle School in Winter Garden, FL. I passed
along the kidsphere activity you designed to the science teachers at my
school. They had EVERY student (that's 800) design a bag for our local
Publix supermarket. The kids loved it and the store manager thought it was
Kelly V. Pounds Technology Coordinator
Lakeview Middle School
Winter Garden, FL 34787