Earth Day Groceries Reports, 2001

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Lisa Spencer
lithonia headstart
Decatur, GAUSA

We decorated 100 bags!

About our project: Children decorated the paper bags that were were generously donated and we had a parent volunteer take them to the Publix / Ingles grocery stores where they were reused.

submitted on 4/7/2002

Julie Harrington
King Springs Elementary
Smyrna, GAUSA

We decorated 800 bags!

About our project: King Springs students used this project to send their messages for saving the environment to customers of their local grocery store.

submitted on 3/31/2002

Rhonda Dominguez
Rockbridge Elementary
Norcross, GAUSA

We decorated 900 bags!

About our project: We had a great time decorating our bags this year and they were BEAUTIFUL! The bags were donated to us by our business partner, Kroger. Of course, we discussed environmental issues~ we also experimented with various art materials in decorating the bags, wrote poetry on the bags, included bilingual messages to reach our community with our Earth Day "reminders", and teachers and students used technology to view this website in order to learn more about this project. My kindergarten class also worked on Math skills as they became responsible for the distribution of the bags~ counting out the requested amount and delivering them to the appropriate classrooms. This was our second year participating and it was wonderful to see the great environmental messages the students came up with this year. We look forward to next year!

submitted on 6/24/2001

Marta Turner
Ten schools - see below

We decorated 1014 bags!

About our project: Rome City and Floyd County Schools participated in an EARTH DAY ART project with their grocery bags. The Rome/Floyd Recycling Center collected the decorated grocery bags from the schools and displayed all 1,014 of them on the walls of an empty store at our local Shopping Mall – Mount Berry Square. After being on display for two weeks, the Recycling Center took the bags down and delivered them back to grocery stores – Kroger, Piggly Wiggly, WalMart and Casey’s – for distribution to the public. The schools that participated in the event are: Armuchee Elementary 289 bags; Alto Park Elementary 229 bags; Garden Lakes Elementary 43 bags; Glenwood Primary 169 bags; Georgia School for the Deaf 7 bags; Main Elementary 148 bags; Pepperell Elementary 35 bags; Saint Mary’s School 51 bags; Southeast Elementary 26 bags; West Central Elementary 17 bags. There were posters from the Middle Schools and recycled art sculpture from the High Schools and a silent auction was held for the sculpture raising money for our local grass roots organization, C.R.B.I. dedicated to protecting our rivers.

submitted on 5/18/2001

Linda Garrett
Wayne County Peachy Clean Committee
Jesup, GAUSA

We decorated 250 bags!

About our project: We were excited about participating again this year. 200 students at T. G. Ritch and 50 residents of SunBridge Care Center decorated bags that were then returned to Wal*Mart, Kroger, and Winn-Dixie for distribution on April 22, 2001. Everyone young and old enjoyed the "friendly" reminder that it is up to each of us to try and make every day EARTH day. We are already looking forward to next year and hope to increase our numbers.

submitted on 5/12/2001