1999 Earth Day Groceries Reports - New Mexico

Jessica Schurtman
Zuni Elementary Magnet School
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Bags decorated: 116
Comments: Our second grade class is involved in a school project about environmental responsibility. Second graders had to share ways to keep Albuquerque beautiful. We decided to spread the message by participating in the Earth Day Grocery Bag Project. Our little class of 19 students decorated 116 bags in one day! Some students even gave up their lunch and recess. We wrote messages about recycling, composting, not littering, carpooling and riding bikes to work. We also decorated some with birthday messages for the earth. We took the bags to Smith's Grocery Store and they were passed out to customers on Earth Day.
Lou Oney
Stone Elementary
Hobbs, New Mexico, USA
Bags decorated: 44
Comments: To celebrate Earth Day 44 fourth grade students at Stone Elementary School in Hobbs, New Mexico decorated brown grocery bags with colorful Earth Day messages. They can't wait to see if someone they know gets their bag. They also picked up trash on our playground and then made a mural on how they can make a difference in making the Earth a better place for everyone.
Hodgin Elementary decorated 360 bags for "Lucky Savon" in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
This was our first time and the manager of the store was very excited about using our bags to decorate the store.
I was surprised to hear our local grocery store uses approxiamately 3,000 brown paper bags per day. WOW!! Thanks for setting this up and we really enjoyed participating.
Sharon Hamilton, Title I
Hodgin Elementary
Albuquerque, NM
Bags decorated: 100
Comments: We enjoyed doing these bags for Earth Day!
Fourth Grade Class - Reserve elementary
Dianna Myers
Reserve Elementary School
Reserve, NM 87830
Bags decorated: 500
Comments: Gifted students are coordinating school's effort to decorate 500 bags for Farmer's Country Market.
Melissa Brandt
Monterrey Elementary School Gifted
Roswell, NM

1998 Earth Day Groceries Reports - New Mexico

Amy and I are apprentices in the Career Development Program. This semester we are in Lisa Fleming's 3rd grade class at Chamiza Elementary School. Our Class theme is Mother Earth, so this project fit in nicely. We started out with a class brainstorm of what we knew about recycling, Earth Day and the environment. Next we researched facts about recycling and waste. All in all, we decorated over 100 grocery bags, each with an Earth Day fact, cathcy slogan, and colorful artwork. We delivered them to Smith's Grocery Store in Taylor Ranch, on the west side of Albuquerque. They were excited about the project and even made up signs and displayed some bags in their front window. On Earth Day we delivered the bags, and also baked cookies in the Solar Ovens we built the day before. Then we had a seedling-planting party. Earth Day is every day.
Jessica Schurtman & Amy Van Graafeiland (jeschurt@unm.edu)
Chamiza Elementary
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Acequia Madre Elementary School
700 Acequia Madre St.
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
150 decorated bags by 150 students ( school population)
new school for your project. We enjoyed it.
4th grade and tech teacher
Geralyn Britko gbritko@nm-us.campus.mci.net
We have decorated and returned 123 bags. Several more classes will decorate their bags tomorrow.
....Twenty-three more bags were decorated for a total of 146 bags....
Jay Stimmel (stimmeljj@juno.com)
Chamisa Elementary School
White Rock, New Mexico
The 5th grade class that I student teach asked the entire school (approx: 400) to particpate in Earth Day by decorating a grocery bag. We are pleased to report that 300 bags were decorated and delivered to our community market today for distribution tomorrow. We hope we have stimulated eco-awareness in our area, thank you!
Mrs. Price's/Mrs. Blizzard's 5th Grade Class blizzard1@wazoo.com
La Luz Elementary
La Luz, New Mexico

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I am an intern teacher in thrid grade at La Luz Elementary School in Albuqueruqe, New Mexico. I described your idea to the other thrid grade teachers, but my class is the only third grade at La Luz participating. We recieved 58 bags from Furr's (a local grocery store) and have decorated them and I just returned them to Furr's this evening (04-18-94).
My big news is with my intern group! I explanined it to my research group, and two schools are in the process of setting it up; I hope they can get it together in time. Lesley Caisus, an intern at Whitter Elementarly School in Albuquerque, has sparked an interest in her entire school. Tonight at our intern meeting she described the "mess of 500 bags from Albertson's" she is in the process of distributing to all classrooms.
Thanks for the idea, and count 558 Earth Day grocery bags in Albuquerque.
Michael Lovato

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