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Trailside Middle School
We decorated 125 bags!
About our project: Eighth Grade students enrolled in Family and Consumer Sciences and FCCLA members decorated over 125 brown paper grocery bags in support of Earth Day. The grocery bags were distributed on Earth Day at the local Leesburg, VA Wegmans.
submitted on 4/29/2016
We decorated 400 bags!
About our project: Daleville Kroger partners with Greenfield Elementary to provide paper bags. Students decorate the bags with Earth Day themes and the bags are returned to the store for use on Earth Day. Raises awareness of Earth Day for the children as well as the community.
submitted on 4/25/2016
Diversified Minds Alternative Education Program
Front Royal, VAUSA
We decorated 100 bags!
About our project: After researching for Earth Day projects stumbled upon this site. We are a small community with two grocery stores, so I knew that at least one of them would be willing to participate. It was a little tough at first to get high-school aged students to design bags, but they really got into the second day.
submitted on 4/20/2014
Virginia Beach, VAUSA
We decorated 550 bags!
About our project: Our students had a wonderful time creating bags to encourage the community to take care of the earth. We had some really great artwork. The students enjoyed this fun way to reinforce the standards they learned for earth's resources.
submitted on 4/11/2014
Marshall Road Elementary
We decorated 750 bags!
About our project: We passed the bags out to all of the teachers for the students to color and decorate. Some teachers sent the bags home and others used it as a classroom exercise. Each teacher picked out the top 1 or 2 bags from their class and a grade winner was selected. The winning bags were displayed in the hallway at school. The rest of the bags were transported to the participating Safeway store. They were supposed to be displayed on the walls at the entrances to the store but unfortunately they were too busy internally to get that done this year. However, the bags were given out to customers who requested paper bags. This is such a fun project for the children. Some of the messages they wrote and decorated on their bags were quite clever. I believe the administration likes viewing the bags as much as the kids enjoy decorating them. We will definitely participate again next year. Thank you, Kristen Wilson
submitted on 5/24/2013