1999 Earth Day Groceries Reports - ArizonaMary Castle
Jefferson Park Elementary
Tucson, AZ USA
Bags decorated: 180
Comments: A group of about 30 students worked after school on the project. We obtained our bags from an Albertson's store. The employees there were most cooperative. We plan to do even more next year!
J.R. Draper, M. Koenig, J.W.Draper, D. Tepper
Holladay and Marshall Elementary Schools
Tucson, AZ, USA
Bags decorated: 75
Comments: Our local Smith's grocery store was very pleased to receive the decorated grocery bags. Students had a great time designing and decorating the bags, while sharing what they knew about taking care of our earth. This was a fun way to celebrate Earth Day!
Kyrene de la Mirada PTA
Bags decorated: 750
Comments: We teamed up with a local Albertson's store (located at 48th & Ray Rd.) to work on this project. We had iincredible support from teachers and students for this project. Over 750 bags were decored by student in all grades - K-5 and have been displayed at the store. Today (22nd) they will be used to bag the groceries purchased at the store. A big thanks to Stan Zoller, Albertson's store manager who encouraged us to tackle this project and all the kids and teachers who participated. We are already talking about what we will be doing next year to make this even more of a celebration. Thanks for the great project idea!!
Miles Exploratory Learning Center (Elementary)
1400 E. Broadway
Tucson, Arizona 85719
We are participating in the Bag Project and our K-5 students have decorated 180 Safeway bags for Earth Day. We also marched in the Earth Day Parade supporting Air Quality...Walk there, Bus there, Bike there, Ride Share! (Pima County Environmental Control)
Laura A. Zaer
3-4-5 Multiage Teacher
Oops! More bags are coming in 181 + 18+ 15 = 214
Bags decorated: 500
Comments: Our entire first and second grade as well as many third and fifth grades participated in this wonderful project. The children really adopted a great attitude and worked very hard. We have made a committment to the environment.
Scottsdale, Arizona USA
Bags decorated: 25
Comments: On April 19, 1999 we decorated 25 bags from Fry's Food and Drug. I will be bringing the bags back to Fry's so they can give them out to their customers. We came up with lots of different slogans like "Be Kind to Our Earth" and "Plant More Trees." We had a lot of fun and the bags looked so good we wanted to keep them and display them at our school! Thanks Weekly Reader for helping us to be more aware of how we can help our earth!
Cactus View Elementary
Paradise Valley Schools
Bags decorated: 20
Comments: My students had a wonderful time decorating their bags in preparation for earth day. They were just appalled at all of the things that people are doing to harm the envirnoment and didn't understand how it could keep on happening. This activity tied in with our science unit, Interaction of Living things.
This was a great activity!
Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Our entire 5th grade is decorating bags for Earth Day and will be taking them to our local Smith's grocery store this week for distribution. The kids had a lot of fun and it gives more meaning to the environmental unit we are learning this month. Thanks for the idea! Look forward to doing it again next year.
Bags decorated: 170
Otondo Elementary School
Bags decorated: 1,100
Comments: This project was a huge success! Our entire school participated in this projects. We received grocery bags from Albertson and Bashas' grocery stores. We plan to do this project again next year, and with more bags.
Hidden Hills Elementary School
Bags decorated: 20
Dear Project Coordinators,
Be it known that on this day, April 19, 1999, Ms. Ariel Whitney, Age 7, has challenged her class of 20 at Country Springs Elementary School, in Chino Hills, California, to decorate and return 20 grocery bags before Earth Day on April 22 to Ralphs Supermarket in Chino Hills. This challenge will be part of my Earth Day School Project.
Country Springs Elementary School
Chino Hills, California
Bags decorated: 300
Santa Maria Middle School
Bags decorated: 26
Comments: We talked about Earth Day and what we could do to make a difference. Then we decorated our bags. We can't wait to go to the store & check them out!
Room 12 students (Third grade)
James B. Rolle Elem
1998 Earth Day Groceries Reports - ArizonaStudents at Ironwood Elementary School in Phoenix, Arizona decorated grocery bags with pictures of the earth and Earth Day slogans to make the community more environmentally aware. Larry Latimer, Manager of the ABCO at 35th Avenue and Greenway, provided grocery bags for each student at Ironwood. Around 650 bags were decorated and the bags were returned to ABCO where they were distributed on Wednesday April 22 to celebrate Earth Day. This project helped students gain an increased awareness about Earth Day and the importance of environmental conservation.
Margaret Dow firstname.lastname@example.org
Fourth Grade Teacher
Ironwood Technology Chair
Sedona, Arizona area schools report 1760 earthday bags decorated and distributed by area stores today!!!!
5 Stores involved: Safeway, Bashas, New Frontiers, Connolly's Sedona Market, and IGA Webers
Decorating Participants: 14 Schools involved including 3 Public Schools: Sedona Red Rock High School, West Sedona Elementary School, Big Park Elementary, 9 Charter Schools and private schools, 2 boarding schools, and one Boy's & Girls Club.
The students of Nautilus Elementary School in Lake Havasu City, Arizona have begun the project of decorating 500 grocery bags from two local stores in our community, Smith's Food & Drug and Mega Foods.
Students from K-5 at our year-round school have been decorating for over a month because of our extended breaks, but we'll be ready the week of April 20-24 to distribute our bags. We will place a box at the stores so customers can re-donate back the bags for bookcovers to be used at the school. This will show our students another example of reusing. Please visit our website for other activities at: http://www.havasu.k12.az.us/nautilus/erthdy98.htm
Be sure to post your events at these two websites:
It will help promote the event.
Mark Kotcho email@example.com
Lake Havasu, AZ
1997 Earth Day Groceries Reports - ArizonaStudents at Ironwood Elementary School in Phoenix Arizona decorated grocery bags with pictures of the earth and Earth Day slogans to make the community more environmentally aware. Larry Latimer, Manager of the ABCO at 35th Avenue and Greenway, provided grocery bags for each student at Ironwood. Around 700 bags were decorated and the bags were returned to ABCO where they were distributed on Saturday, April 19 to celebrate Earth Day. This project helped students gain an increased awareness about Earth Day and the importance of environmental conservation.
Margaret Dow firstname.lastname@example.org
Fourth Grade Teacher
Ironwood Technology Chair
Ironwood's home page is http://www.esd.bull.com/Ironwood/ironwood.htm
4/22/97 Valley Horizon Elementary School in Yuma, AZ, decorated 830 grocery bags from Fry's food store. We decorated 350 large bags and 480 small bags with many good ideas for energy and water conservation, the 3 R's, save the Earth, and plant a tree or garden messages. Bags also included colorful artwork. Students in grades 1 through 6 participated in their regular classrooms or during their science classes. The managers at Fry's were very enthusiastic about the project. Bags were distributed to customers today. This was a fun and worthwhile project. We hope to see really big totals from around the world on your web site.
V. Ardisana VHGleamer@aol.com
HAPPY EARTH DAY!
Reporting for Big Park Community School in the Village of Oak Creek, Sedona, AZ and Sedona Recycles, our local recycling center:
Together we decorated 376 bags which will be distributed tomorrow, Earth Day, at our local Weber's IGA grocery store.
I learned a lot from doing the project that will help me to do an even better job next year.
#1 Remind the kids to decorate the bag right side up
#2 Don't let kids take bags home to decorate as they get a bit "beat up" looking
#3 Set up booths at festivals for decorating bags in the months preceding Earth Day-it's a popular creative activity for people of all ages.
I look forward to doubling or tripling our count next year.
Sincerely, Janet Jones, Coordinator of Earth Day Bag Project in Sedona.
(Pictures to be sent when they're developed.)
1996 Earth Day Groceries Reports - ArizonaSorry I forgot to send you our report. Our Earth Day bags were a huge success. The kids decorated them with snappy slogans and wonderful pictures. We made 36 bags. When we returned our bags the store took great pride in handing them out. I can't wait to do it again next year.
The students at Ironwood Elementary School in Phoenix, Arizona decorated 1000 grocery bags with environmental slogans and pictures. The bags were donated by ABCO FOODS, a neighborhood grocery store. The bags were distributed on Earth Day to make the public more aware of environmental conservation.