Earth Day Groceries Reports, 2004

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Karen Holewinski

All Saints Catholic School
Sunrise, FL USA
We decorated 300 bags!
About our project: A few days before Earth Day, the students decorated the grocery bags. We then had a contest to decide which threee bags were the most creative. It was a tough decision!

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Report submitted on 9/3/2006

Kimberley Thompson
County of Rockbridge
Lexington, VA USA
We decorated 2000 bags!
About our project: All County elementary schools participated.

Report submitted on 5/12/2006

Donna Mackleer
Hess Educational Complex
Mays Landing, NJ USA
We decorated 1500 bags!
About our project:

Report submitted on 3/27/2006

denny zahrt
Apopka, FL USA
We decorated 100 bags!
About our project: Great fun!

Report submitted on 1/27/2006

Noni Ojala
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Hancock, MI USA
We decorated 82 bags!
About our project: The high school mentors and the elementary school "littles" in the High Five Mentoring Program at L'Anse Area Schools had a great time with this Earth Day project. The mentors had an opportunity to talk to their "littles" about Earth Day and how we can Reduce! Reuse! and Recycle!. The discussion gave them ideas about the message they would like to convey on their grocery bags. The grocery bag project was successful for our program because it was fun learning experience! We'd like to thank Jim's Foodmart for letting us use their grocery bags and distributing our message.

Report submitted on 4/20/2005

Deborah Valentine
Center & Old Hammondtown Schools
Mattapoisett, MA USA
We decorated 500 bags!
About our project: Students studied an Earth Day theme as they designed and decorated Earth Day Bags during Art Class.

Report submitted on 4/6/2005

Chris Vicedomini
South Shore Country Day School
North Bellmore, NY USA
We decorated 125 bags!
About our project: The children decorated grocery bags as part of our Earth Day Festival. They were very excited to see their grocery bags at their local supermarket.

Report submitted on 3/31/2005

Laura Sianchuk

Sawmill Creek
Ottawa, ON Canada
We decorated 700 bags!
About our project: The students loved this initiative that our EarthCARE team organized. We will definitely do it again!

Report submitted on 3/29/2005

Darcie Kawamura
Maryknoll School
Honolulu, HA USA
We decorated 300 bags!
About our project: This was Maryknoll School's first year to participate in this project. Students from both the high school and grade school campuses decorated 300 bags that were distributed through Star Market located in Moilili on the island of O'ahu.

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Report submitted on 3/14/2005

Estela Yancy
North Elementary School
Waukegan, IL USA
We decorated 550 bags!
About our project: Our Earth Day Groceries project was a great success. The students were very excited about it and eager to contribute to the Earth Day celebration. Everyone helped make this project possible. A third grade teacher purposely visited Jewel on Earth Day to get one of the bags. It was a great community awareness project. Some of the messages on the bags were written in two languages (English and Spanish).

Report submitted on 1/19/2005

Wendy Thompson McNatt

Greenville County Solid Waste Division
Greenville, SC USA
We decorated 2300 bags!
About our project: Hello again. I wanted to give you our results. I delivered bags to 3 schools in our county. I am the Recycling Educator for our county and I took it upon myself to get these schools involved! * Hollis Academy Elementary-decorated 800 bags and sent to Bi/Lo on Church St in Greenville SC * Bell's Crossing Elementary-decorated 750 bags and sent to Publix on Woodruff Rd in Greenville SC * Bethel Elementary-decorated 750 bags and sent to Bi/Lo on Woodruff Rd in Greenville SC Wendy Thompson McNatt Recycling Education Specialist Greenville County Solid Waste Division

Report submitted on 9/4/2004

Lucy Gray
University of Chicago Laboratory schools
Chicago, IL USA
We decorated 341 bags!
About our project: Students from a wide variety of grade levels participated in this project. We plan to do this again next year with expanded activities!

Report submitted on 9/3/2004

Ingrid Weigand
St. Pancras School
Glendale , NY USA
We decorated 300 bags!
About our project: The 77th Regional Readiness Command (RRC), US Army Reserve and St. Pancras School in Glendale, NY worked together with Stop and Shop supermarket to decorate, display and distribute grocery bags to the community. The 77th RRC coordinated the event, gave a presentation to the students and distributed items made of recycled materials to the students.

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Report submitted on 8/2/2004

Alexandra Semon
East Palestine Elementary School
East Palestine, OH USA
We decorated 450 bags!
About our project: Our students always look forward to making the Earth Day Grocery Bags. They feel that it is the chance to teach their community that we need to protect their city, as well as the Earth. The Giant Eagle customers absolutely adore the bags. Even the employees look forward to reading them!

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Report submitted on 7/26/2004

Paul Gaffney
Burncoat Middle School
Worcester, MA USA
We decorated 180 bags!
About our project: 2004 is our second year doing the project. It has become an exciting environmental education unit for me and my students as well. This year's project won The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Office of Environmental Affairs 2004 Secretary's Award for Excellence in Environmental Education. Students look forward to doing the bags as well as continuing our school's beautification project.

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Report submitted on 6/19/2004

Mary Louise Rodgers
Golden Valley School
Val d'Or, QC Canada
We decorated 200 bags!
About our project: This is the second year we have participated in the Grocery Bag Project for Earth Day. We hit a near-glitch this year when our participating store did not receive their paper bag order! One of the palettes had gone missing and it was the one with their paper bags. This little mishap shortened our project time considerably, but everyone managed to get at least one bag painted. The local newspaper photographer took a picture of a few of our students at the Loblaws store when we dropped off the bags on the 21st. Apparently there were many positive comments by the shoppers on Earth Day and we have been invited to participate with the same store next year. I think some students have already starting planning their artwork for next year. I saw them checking out some of the great work on this year's bags!

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Report submitted on 6/19/2004

Elizabeth Dupuy
Vassar Road Baptist Church Nursery School
Poughkeepsie, NY USA
We decorated 50 bags!
About our project: The children enjoyed decorating their bags. They learned a about keeping the earth clean and had fun doing it!! The children can't wait to participate again next year! Thanks for letting us participate in such a fun and FREE project!

Report submitted on 6/11/2004

Kiya Patrick
Montgomery County Solid Waste
Dayton, OH USA
We decorated 10150 bags!
About our project: About our project: This is the fourth year we have coordinated the program for Montgomery County, Ohio schools and organizations. Kroger donated 10,000 plus bags from their central office. The bags were delivered to a store near our office. We picked up the bags and delivered them to the participants. Participating organizations decorated and delivered the bags to stores near them. Participants were: Alexandria Montessori, Bauer Elementary, CF Holliday Elementary, Children's Medical Center, City Day, Cline Elementary, Emmanuel Christian Academy, Frank Nicholas, Germantown Elm, Harold Schnell Elm, Holy Angels School, Incarnation School, Kettering Fairmont High, Kiser Middle School, Kitty Hawk Elementary School, Meadowdale Elm, Monticello Elementary School, Montessori Children's Center, New Lebanon Elem, Northmoor Elm, Northwood Elm, Our Lady of Mercy, Our Lady of Rosary, Queen of Martyrs, Richard Allen, Saville Elementary, Southdale, Spinning Hills Middle School, St Christopher School, St Rita School, Stebbins High, Stevenson Elementary, Stingley Elementary, Union Elementary, Westbrooke Village Elementary, Wilbur Wright and World of Wonder Community School.

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Report submitted on 6/10/2004

Karen Reeman
Lincroft Elementary School
Lincroft, NJ USA
We decorated 298 bags!
About our project: Lincroft Elementary School first participated in the "Earth Day Groceries Project" in 2000 (see archived reports). For their 2004 Earth Day celebration, Lincroft Elementary School held a school-wide program that included the “Earth Day Groceries Project” plus three interactive presentations based on New Jersey 4-H Science Discovery Kits. Each child also received a 24-page activity booklet summarizing the presentations (kindergarten students received a coloring page) and the opportunity to sign a "Kids for Saving Earth Promise" poster. Distribution of the grocery bags began in April and was again coordinated by the art teacher, Mrs. Georgiou. First place and honorable mention bags were chosen at each grade level K-5. Each winner received a ribbon and an award letter. The winning bags were displayed during the Earth Day Program on Wednesday, April 21st. After the Program, the winning bags were returned to the artists and the remaining bags were taken to the Lincroft Acme to distribute to their customers on Earth Day Thursday, April, 22nd. The Lincroft PTA, Mrs. Laura Agin, President, provided the funding for the 2004 Earth Day Program. The Lincroft Acme, Mr. Karl Niedt, manager, donated the grocery bags. New Jersey 4-H Science Discovery Kits were provided free of charge by the Monmouth County 4-H, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, Mrs. Virginia Krzyzanowski, 4-H Program Assoc. Special thanks to Dr. Michaele McKenna, Principal Lincroft Elementary School, Mrs. Enny, 2nd grade teacher and faculty advisor, and Mrs. Linda Lintz, PTA Ed. Enrichment Chair. Thanks also to many parent and youth volunteers, including Girl Scout Troup #24 and Tiger Den #3. Without their support, this program would not have been possible.

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Report submitted on 6/9/2004

Linda Simpson
Immaculate Conception Regional School
Franklin, NJ USA
We decorated 295 bags!
About our project: The bags were donated from the local A&P and Weis Markets. The students enjoyed decorating the bags and a few families even received a bag at the supermarket.

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Report submitted on 6/9/2004