Colorado Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1998

This year our school participated in the 1998 Earth Day Groceries Project. Our students decorated about 150 grocery bags and gave them to our local grocery store. This is our school's first year doing the project although it has been going on for five years. Some of the students had fun decorating their bags outside, but other classes were not able to because it snowed. All the classes had fun decorating the bags with crayons and markers. Our school had a lot of fun doing the project and we are looking forward to it next year. We also encourage more schools to do this wonderful project!
Mountain View Core Knowledge School (
1016 Mystic
Canon City,Colorado 81212

Colorado Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1997

Me and a group of kids from an evironmental club decorated 143 bags from King Soopers! We are from Sierra Elem. in Arvada CO.
Leslie Jones
Weldon Valley School is a K - 12 school on the eastern plains of Colorado. For the past three years our entire school has "celebrated" Earth Day by learning about our enviornment and also by picking up trash. This year as part of our day, we decorated grocery sacks that were donated by the Safeway store in Fort Morgan. We decorated approximately 80 bags.
Beth Bartell
Weldon Valley School
Weldona, CO 80653
My aide found this program on the internet and we decided to go with it. She called our local grocery store and they donated the grocery sack. The 3 classes participating decorated the bags with earth day designs and we returned them to the store to be given out with groceries in on earth day afternoon. The children in one class enjoyed it so much that they each made another one to put on construction paper to take home. We did a total of 75 bags.
Rita Martinez
Columbian Elementary
Las Animas, Colorado

Colorado Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1996

Yes we did participate again this year. We decorated 480 bags and thoroughly enjoyed it as much as before. Thanks for coordinating this fun project.

Christa McAuliffe elementary School in Greeley, Colorado
Kendra Rutledge

Dear Arbor Heights,
Mesa Elementary participated in the Earth day grocery sacks as part of our schoolwide earth day events. Our final count was 153 sacks. Thanks,

Laura Herrick
Mesa School

Colorado Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1995

Thank you for being "the hub" of the 1995 Grocery Bags on Earth Day project! The students at Mapleton Elementary School, a small one hundred year old school in Boulder, Colorado, decorated 170 bags on April 17th. We returned our sacks to our neighborhood sponsor, Moe's Broadway Bagels, on April 19th. What a marvelous project! People continue to make great comments about those sacks full of bagels and their concern for saving the Earth. Your suggestion made Earth Day very special for us, and we hope for those who received the bags decorated by our children.

 Lindsay Calhoun
        Media Specialist
        Mapleton Elementary School
        Boulder, Colorado

At S. Christa McAuliffe elementary School in Greeley, Colorado, we decorated 480 grocery bags from one of our supermarkets in town. Not only was the store incredibly pleased to help us out, they have gotten wonderful comments as to the nature of this project. Thanks go to you for heading this up!!

Kendra Rutledge
3rd Grade teacher

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