1999 Earth Day Groceries Reports - Delaware
Marcia L. Windley
West Seaford Elem
Seaford, DE 19973
Bags decorated: 150
Comments: All third grade students at West Seaford Elementary decorated bags donated by Food City here in Seaford, DE. Many parents and teachers received their groceries in our schools' bags during Earth Week. We hope people got the message to reuse and recycle their bags. We hope to participate next year. Thanks!
Newark, DE, USA
Bags decorated: 450
Comments: Thank-you, we enjoyed participating in this project and are looking forward to the Earth Day 2000 project!
I'm Sue Walls, the Environmental Community Relations Specialist from
Dover AFB, DE. I was excited to read about Earth Day Groceries Project on
the Internet. I figured I'd give it a try this year with the children from
the Child Development Center on base (I chose the age 2 - 5 category).
I contacted the commissary officer on base (to get the bags) and
also coordinated the effort with the assistant director from the CDC. Both
officials were happy to help and participate with the recycling awareness
I personally purchased the washable water color markers I asked the
children to use. (I had read an article stating that markers were more
environmentally friendly vs. crayons)
I took the brown bags and wrote an Earth Day message on each one.
Some stated "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" while others had a "Save Our Planet"
slogan on them. The majority had a big circle with the words Earth Day '99
My total count was 76 bags!! I featured a story on the bag project
in an Earth Day insert for our base paper on 16 April. It was titled "Earth
Day Groceries Project shows our little ones care about the big picture." It
was accompanied by a photo I took of an adorable 2-year old girl putting her
artistic and imaginative efforts to work on a brown grocery bag.
I brought the decorated bags to the commissary today and took some
photos of the commissary workers using the "works of art" to bag the patrons
groceries. If you'd like, I can send you print photos or some of the
digital images I took of Dover AFB's participation in the Earth Day
Groceries Project. Please return an e-mail to me, letting me know which (if
any) you'd like to have. I'd like to add some of the efforts from Dover AFB
to your collection.
Lastly, I wanted to let you know what a great idea you had several
years ago and am glad you got the program on the Internet to share with
others. Thanks a bunch!!
Looking forward to hearing from you!!
Susan E. Walls
201 Eagle Way
Dover AFB, DE 19902
Albert H. Jones Elementary School
Christiana, DE, USA
Bags decorated: 500
Comments: This was our first time participating in the Earth Day Grocery Bag Project. Our school's theme for April is "Earth Day is Everyday!" This project was a perfect way for our students to take an active participation in our theme. Super G donated the bags and will distribute them on Earth Day. The students wrote wonderful environmental messages. They did a fantastic job decorating the bags. It was a very positive experience for everyone. I am sure we will participate again next year.
Hello from the Pilot School, Wilmington, Delaware. My class of seven
participated in your Bag project. We decorated 70 bags and will help
distribute them at the local Super G market today at 1:00p.m. Hope to be
able to send some pictures. Thanks for a great project! The students are
really excited about it.
Victoria R. Maccari
Special Education Teacher
The Pilot School
Bags decorated: 496
Comments: Children and teachers were excited about the bags!
They turned out beautifully and it came at a good time because the whole school was involved in statewide testing so this activity was a good week -long project!!
1997 Earth Day Groceries Reports - Delaware
Here at Talley we were able to get the whole school involved and 5 of the
local supermarkets donated bags. All the students in seventh and eighth grades
decorated the bags with various designs about saving the earth and some of the
startling facts that we discussed. We decorated a total of 516 bags. They were
returned to the managers who were very impressed with what the kids had done.
Everyone was very enthusiastic about the project. Most of the kids were
dissapointed that we were only coloring the bags for one day. The kids were
having a great time doing them - not just because they got a "day off" in their
science classes, but because they were going to educate the public about some
very interesting topics. Unfortunately, the local paper here didn't seem as
enthusiastic as everyone else did with the activity. I tried several times to
get a reporter to do a piece on what the kids were doing, but my phone calls
and faxes were not returned. I'm glad to see that there are a few more schools in Delaware participating! I plan on making this an annual
activity in my classes. Thanks for the great idea!
Nina Harasika Praleene@AOL.COM
Talley Middle School
We are a small K-3 school located in Newark, Delaware (Home of the
University of Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens!) We decorated 190 grocery bags and
returned them to our local Pathmark store. A special thanks goes to Mr. Gary
Goff, the Pathmark store manager, for cooperating with us on this green
project. Our students enjoyed decorating the grocery bags and look forward to
getting an Earth Day bag on their next shopping trip. This is a great project
to connect schools with their local communities. Children love to create and
adults sometimes need to be reminded that this earth and its valuable resources
MUST be around for the children. We look forward to getting the report about
worldwide participation. See you next year!
Linda Slacum firstname.lastname@example.org
West Park Elementary School
Newark Delaware USA
1996 Earth Day Groceries Reports - Delaware
Greetings and Happy Earth Day.
The students here at Ursuline Academy in Wilmington, DE made 400
Earth Day Grocery Bags. We are anxious to here the results of this
project. Please e-mail us at email@example.com. Thanks for letting us
participate in the Earth Day Project :-)
The students and staff of Ursuline Academy