Earth Day Groceries Reports, 2001

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Kimberly Herrick
Voorheesville Elementary School
Voorheesville, NYUSA

We decorated 650 bags!

About our project: This was our third successful year participating in the Earth Day Grocery Bag Project! Students in grades K-6 had the opportunity to participate. Our wonderful art instructor, Stacey Lazarus, coordinated the decorating of the Earth Day bags. Our bags were donated and then distributed by SuperValu.

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submitted on 10/26/2001

Angela Wilens
Chatsworth Avenue School
Larchmont, NYUSA

We decorated 200 bags!

About our project: As part of our Outdoor Try Its badge, Brownie Troop 2621 decided to participate in the grocery bag decorating project. We wanted to decorate a lot of bags so we involved the entire 3rd grade at our elementary school. To get started, we got permission from our principal to give a presentation to each 3rd grade class and ask for their help in decorating bags as a take home project. Then we called our local Super Stop n Shop and asked for a donation of paper bags. The manager at this store was very excited to be involved in this project and gave us 500 paper bags. Next our troop decorated several bags. Using some of our decorated bags, we gave a presentation to each 3rd grade class about how paper bags help the environment and how we could help spread our environmental message on Earth Day by decorating grocery bags to be given out to customers at our local grocery store. We handed out 2 bags to each student who took them home over the weekend to color them. The completed bags were brought back to school and we collected them from each class. Finally, as a troop field trip, we walked to the grocery store to deliver our bags. The bags were handed out to customers on Earth Day. Overall our troop was able to deliver 200 decorated bags and earn our Outdoor tryit.

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submitted on 9/4/2001

Mrs. Debbie Dermady
Guardino Elementary
Clayton, NYUSA

We decorated 300 bags!

About our project: Students at Guardino Elementary School in Clayton, NY celebrated Earth Day 2001 by participating in the 7th annual International Earth Day Project. Approximately 300 students decorated grocery bags with environmental messages. These bags are now being distributed through the Clayton Big M Supermarket to people in the community. Doing this gives a strong message that the students at Guardino care about their environment.

submitted on 5/26/2001

Millicent Mish
Kernan Elementary Magnet School
Utica, NYUSA

We decorated 500 bags!

About our project: This is our second year of being involved in the Earthday Bags Project. Chaired again in 2001 by David Carter, our 6th Grade Science Teacher and Millicent Mish, our Magnet School Teacher Assistant, the whole school was involved in this project. Five hundred students decorated 500 bags from Kindergarten to 6th Grade. The teachers gave a lesson on our environment and the impact on limiting the cutting down of trees to make paper products when you recycle and reuse. We are enthusiastically involved in this project and will continue to do so in conjunction with the environmental part of our Mentoring Learn and Serve America Program here at Kernan School.

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submitted on 5/22/2001

Melissa Mannetta
Brooklyn, NYUSA

We decorated 300 bags!

About our project: Our earth day project started with 2 first grade classes, we have now involved most early ed. classes. The students love doing this and look forward to it each year. Our community in Coney Island isn't very clean and this helps the students understand the importance of the earth and brings together issues that they should be aware of.

submitted on 5/11/2001