West Virginia Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1999
Parkersburg/Washington, West Virginia
We are elated to report that in celebration for Earth Day
1999, GE Plastics in Washington, West Virginia and Kroger
grocery stores in Parkersburg, West Virginia sponsored a
COUNTY-WIDE Earth Day Groceries Project!! Every elementary
school in Wood County, West Virginia participated in our
project. As part of our site Earth Day activities, we used the Grocery Bag
Project concept as our annual "poster" contest. Every year we sponsor this
contest with the county elementary schools and employee children &
grandchildren. This year, using the project instead of posters, we had
overwhelming response. First place and
runner-up winners were selected from preschool,
kindergarten, and 1st-6th grade entries. These students,
along with their families and school principals, were
recognized for their participation, creativity and desire
to improve our environment with an awards banquet at the
GE Plastics Washington Site on Earth Day. We are proud to
announce our students' outstanding accomplishment!
Kroger Stores provided all of the grocery bags to the schools. We had 19
schools to respond and 2,988 bags turned in! Quite a successful project.
In addition, since the project is such a neat idea, other groups picked up on
the idea. I understand a local girl scout troop participated and my 4-H club
also created grocery project bags!
Please let me know if you have any questions - thanks for such a wonderful
idea. We loved the project!
Ruth Lynn Nixon
Norwood Elementary School
Stonewood Wv 26301
Bags decorated: 285
Maysville Elementary School
Maysville, WV, U.S.
Bags decorated: 500
Comments: The students at our school really enjoyed decorating the bags and having an opportunity to show the community that they care! Thanks for such an easy to implement project.
Bethlehem Elementary School
Position: 5th grade teacher
Wheeling, WV, USA
Bags decorated: 135
Comments: A school-wide project was coordinated by our third grade teacher, Mrs. Holden, in conjunction with The Elm Terrace Supermarket. Students enjoyed creating a variety of grocery-bag art projects. Every grade participated and paraded for our photographer with pride. It was a wonderful project that promoted awareness of the fact that Earth Day should be every day.
Smithers, WV, USA
Bags decorated: 24
Kanawha City Elementary
Charleston, West Virginia 25304
Bags decorated: 335
I am pleased to announce that students in grades K-6
at Kanawha City Elementary School, in Charleston,WV decorated 335 grocery bags to be distributed at the local Foodland Grocery Store. The students had a great time
with this community project. We look forward to participating in the Earth Day Project next year. The parents were very excited to go shop to see our bags and bring home the message to help "Save Our Planet".
Thanks for this great idea!
Robert L. Bland Middle School
Weston, WV 26452
Bags decorated: 106
What a fun day! Our student teacher, Miss Mathess, took the project idea and had a great time. The students decorated the grocery bags with beautiful pictures of the earth and nature. One earth wore a birthday hat, another bag had a trash can picking up its own litter. The students were so excited that someone else would be taking home their art work. We will be back next year.
Charleston, West Virginia
Bags decorated: 250
Midway Elementary students decorated 250 grocery bags donated by Perdue's IGA in Charleston. Our students spent a day at the Charles T. Jones Community Park planting flowers and trees . On April 22, all classrooms have made plans to work on the school grounds planting flowers and trees. A forester from a local TJM Plant talked to the students about the importance of trees in our world.
We at Opequon Elem. School in Martinsburg, WV participated in the Earth Day
Grocery Bag Project. We decorated 250 bags! Looking forward to next year....
Bonnie Hose, fourth grade teacher...
Long Drain School
Hundred, WV Wetzel
Bags decorated: 45
Comments: The sixth grade class at Long Drain School in Hundred, West Virginia decorated 45 bags to celebrate Earth Day.
Hundred, WV is located in Wetzel County. We have approximatedly 400 students in Pre-school through 8th grade. Happy Earth Day.
Steenrod Elementary PTA
100 Clarks Ln., Wheeling, WV 26003 USA
Bags decorated: 400
Comments: 400 grocery bags were decorated for Earth Day. They were
donated by and will be distributed through the local
Kroger, 200 DeChantal Rd., Wheeling, WV 26003
Bags decorated: 280
Comments: Neat project! Wonderful idea and website. The staff at my school were really excited about this and a local grocery store was happy to supply us with more bags than actually needed!
Woodburn Elementary School
Morgantown, WV USA
I am a substitute teacher for Hancock County Schools in West Virginia. I am currently in a 4th/5th grade position in Newell, West Virginia. I am teaching Science at Jefferson Elementary.
My four classes will be decorating 200 bags for Earth Day. Giant Eagle in New Cumberland, West Virginia donated the paper bags. My students are looking forward to celebrating Earth Day.
Weirton, West Virginia
West Virginia Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1998
Midway Elememtary had a variety of activities for Earth Day 1998.
This year two classrooms participated in decorating the Earth Day Grocery
Bags---6th Grade, Mr. Fred Albert's class and 3rd/4th Grades, Mrs. Peggy
Mrs. Holstine's class used this activity to correspond with their West Virginia
Studies. Their grocery bags were decorated with a "Keep West Virginia Clean"
theme. A total of 60 bags were decorated.
Peggy Holstine (email@example.com)
Charleston, West Virginia
This was our first year participating in the project. The entire
school (K -6) decorated 250 bags that were given to us by the local Foodland.
The project was very well received by the management of the store. The local
newspaper even came to the school and took pictures of the children as they
worked on their bags. Thanks for sharing this project.
Joann Cullen 4th grade teacher and science chairman
Pt. Pleasant, WV
This is a wonderful way to get the "Earth Day" message out into our
communities! West Milford Elementary School is a K - 5 school located
in West Milford, WV. We have approximately 500 students. As part of
our Earth Day Celebration, we decorated 452 grocery bags and returned
them to our local Krogers store located in the Eastpointe Center,
Bridgeport, WV. The students did a wonderful job decorating the grocery
bags. They put a lot of thought into how they wanted to represent their
environmental themes. I hope all of the customers at Krogers enjoyed
the creative artwork of our students. Thanks for the wonderful
West Milford Elementary School
226 School Street
West Milford, WV 26451
Gary Johnston, Principal
Cynthia Smith, Science Lab Teacher
The town of Bruceton Mills is a small, rural community with one grocery
store. As part of our
Earth Day Celebration,our first grade classes at Bruceton School decorated 92
grocery bags with Earth Day messages. Lou Sterling,
owner of the store, used the bags on April 22, 1998, to spread the messages
among the community to
help protect the environment.
Darla Kuhn & Kim Conner (firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com)
Bruceton Mills, West Virginia
West Virginia Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1997
Students at Norwood Elementary located in Clarksburg, West Virginia in the
north central part of WV, helped to celebrate Earth Day by decorating 350
grocery bags from four or our local merchants. This activity was great. It
helped to remind all of us of our duty to care for the universe.
We would like to receive via email all the reports from other schools.
Lyn Hathaway firstname.lastname@example.org
Midway Elementary will again participate in the Earth Day
Groceries Project. Our students will decorate 230 paper bags
provided by Perdue's IGA. Third and fourth graders are
making plans to plant flowers around their school and in the
community park. Our students and the community looks forward
to participating in this project each year.
Peggy Holstine email@example.com
Charleston, West Virginia
West Virginia Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1996
Our school decorated 250 grocery bags for Earth Day. Our 4th grade class
would appreciate any info. about the Earth Day Celebration.
Midway Elementary School
421 Cambpells Creek Dr.
Charleston, W. V. 25306
Mrs. P. Holstine--teacher
Greetings from Barboursville Middle School, Barboursville, West Virginia. The
sixth graders, 290 students, have decorated 578 paper grocery bags for Earth
We collectively compiled the following list for our 250 plastic bag flyers:
EARTH DAY April 22, 1996
Reuse those plastic bags!
small trashcan liners
wrap china when moving
wrap wet clothes (swimsuit)
use while transporting plants; keeps roots from drying
use two bags, one for each foot, when shoes are muddy or snow covered. Put each
foot in a bag before taking off shoes
store old rags and towels for car washes
peel and throw watermelon rind in them
put soft drink cans in them for the cooler
"dog-do" bags for yard clean up
car floor mats in snowy weather
gloves when working with organic material
traveling toilet seat liner
find a store willing to reuse the bags
Great project! Thanks.
Our school decorated 230 grocery bags donated by
Perdue's IGA Grocery Store.
Our students want to keep our state beautiful and in turn,
they know that they will be helping our wonderful Earth.
Our fourth graders will also plant trees and flowers
during Earth Day week.
Charleston, West Virginia
Our school,Opequon El., in Martinsburg, WV. participated in the
decoreated 644 bags that were donated by Food 4 Less grocery store. They will
to customers on Earth Day. We are really excited about this project. I think
that the students
have been more aware of reducing, reusing, and recycling this year. Before we
made the bags
we studied about the rainforests and about deforestation in general....even
went to the science
museum in Baltimore Md...saw a movie about the precarious plight of the rain
students have become very aware of saving the earth...We will culminate the
an Earth Day program . Here's hoping that your project will be very successful
and that we are
raising a generation of conservationists! As I tell my class "You did not
inherit the earth from yiur
parents, You have borrowed it from your children" (wish I'd said that
grade 4 teacher,
Opequon El. School,
West Virginia Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1995
Earth Day bags decorated: 711
Barboursville Middle School
Barboursville, WV 25504
Students participating: 310
Participating grocery stores: 3
Diane Fetty, teacher
We had 326 bags decorated at Midland School in Elkins, West Virginia for
Mrs. June Davis and 3rd grade class
Midland Elementary School
150 Kennedy Drive
Elkins, WV 26241
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