Manitoba Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1999

Here are some pictures of Earth day grocery bags that were decorated by grade three and four students from École Bonaventure in Selkirk, Manitoba. First, students surfed the internet sites and had the chance to see projects from all over the world. They were motivated by what they saw. Then they began composing friendly environment messages and drew pictures to accompany their messages. Gaynor's Foods was kind enough to supply the bags, and they are looking forward to participating again next year. Next year, we would like to take the project school wide and have every student participate. Thanks for a great idea and I hope that you are able to put these pictures on the site. The students are waiting anxiously to see their work.
Yours truly,
Lynn Joyal

Organizer: Marilyn Potter
Teacher/Librarian - École Van Walleghem School
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
91 bags decorated
More bags can be viewed at:
Grades 4 and 5 students from École Van Walleghem School participated in this project. We decorated 91 grocery bags with environmental slogans and artwork. Four students - one from each of the participating classes - then took a trip to Grant Park Safeway to deliver our bags. Safeway displayed our bags, and then distributed them to to customers on april 22 - Earth Day. We took photos of all stages of the project and put them up on the Web. This project was really fun and we hope the whole school will participate for Earth Day in 2000!

Bags decorated: 120
S.J.R. Junior School students in Grades 2, 5, and 6 decorated grocery bags from Vic's, a store in their school neighborhood. The store owner was very cooperative in supporting our participation. Doing this project raised awareness of global environmental concerns amongst our students. It was also fun! There are more details and pictures on our school website ( Thank you for a great project idea!
Kevin Grant
St. John's-Ravenscourt School (
Wiinnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Manitoba Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1998

There are 23 students in our classroom. We decorated 175 Earth Day grocery bags in just two days. We distributed our bags to West end IGA. We used lots of different slogans on our bags, for example: Don't Pollute, Save the Earth, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Don't be a Litter Bug, etc.
This project was very exciting! We can't wait to participate in the Earth Day Grocery Bags next year!
Riverheights Multiage Classroom (Multiage@Brandon
Riverheights School
Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
Two classes from our school participated in this fun project. (A grade 2 & a 4/5 class) 40 bags were decorated. On the trip to deliver the bags back to the grocery store, we cleaned the neighbourhood sidewalks and boulevards.
Prior to delivery, we scanned a few of the bags and will post them on our web page.
Pat Ternovetsky/Laura Toppazzini (
Victory School
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Manitoba Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1997

Bonjour! The students from the French Immersion School, Ecole Marie-Anne Gaboury, decorated 480 bags for the local grocery store, Kaufman's. The students really enjoyed this project last year so we decided to do it again in 97! Good luck to all.
Lucille Daudet-Mitchell tmitchel@MTS.NET
Ecole Marie-Anne Gaboury
Winnipeg, Manitoba
I am a kindergaten teacher in Winnipeg, Manitoba. My two kindergarten classes and a grade one class decorated paper bags for the Earth Day project. Our total count was 77.
Can't wait to see the total count!
Jeannette Edwards
Ecole Julie-Riel
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Manitoba Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1996

Greetings from snowy Manitoba! L,École Marie-Anne-Gaboury, a French Immersion K to Grade 8 school, in Winnipeg, has decorated 250 Grocery bags for our local store. The whole school was very excited to be part of this Earth Day Project. On April 22nd, the Kindergarten will walk to the store and hand deliver the bags. The children will parade with a Earth Day sign just as the Berenstein Bears did in their book, Don`t Pollute. Thank you for this wonderful awareness opportunity.

Lucille Daudet-Mitchell
on behalf of the students and staff at L'École Marie-Anne-Gaboury.

Manitoba Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1995

Greetings from Stony Mountain School in Stony Mountain, Manitoba, Canada,
After reading about your project on Kidsphere, we decided to follow up on your idea. Unfortunately, our local store does not use paper bags anymore. However, my student teacher lives in another town called Gross Isle, about 15 miles from here and works in the local store. Therefore, I would like to report that we decorated 25 bags and made a poster to hang in the store to announce which school had decorated the bags for Earth Day. I hope that you add our small amount to your tally. Great Idea! This project has also been used as one of our projects on our way to becoming a "Green School".

Regards, Bonnie McMurren * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Bonnie McMurren                                             * "Where you tend a rose  *
Stony Mountain Elementary School                  *  my lad, a thistle              *
Stony Mountain, Manitoba, Canada R0C3A0   *  cannot grow."                 *
email:                  *    - The Secret Garden   *                        * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

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