Georgia Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1998

Based on information received from the Paper Bag Council of the American Forest and Paper Association:
200 bags
-- Central Middle School
-- Thomasville, GA
Based on information received from the Paper Bag Council of the American Forest and Paper Association:
400 bags
-- Joseph Martin Elementary School
-- Hinesville, GA
Still Elementary School in Powder Springs, Georgia, decorated 870 grocery bags. Our bags were supplied by Kroger at Village Green in Marietta, Georgia. We used some of the templates from your site. Everyone enjoyed this project and we appreciate your sharing your ideas with us.
Still Elementary School
Powder Springs, GA
This is the first year that Kittredge Magnet participated in the Earth Day Groceries Project. The 6th grade students decorated 120 bags, donated by Kroger. The students had a great time deciding what environmental message to paint on the paper bags. I hope to have the rest of the school joining us next year for this wonderful project.
Kristin Wheeler (
Kittredge Magnet School
Atlanta Georgia
Taylor Road Middle School Students participated in Earth Day Groceries. Sixth and seventh grade students decorated about 330 bags supplied by Publix and Kroger grocery stores. It was an activity that we have been doing for several years and will continue to do in the future.
Deanna Turco, Teacher on Special Assignment-Science/Math
Taylor Road Middle School
5150 Taylor Road Fax (770) 740-7062
Alpharetta, GA 30202 USA Voice (770) 740-7090
This was a great project. Our school is decorating 500 bags to be used at Publix. This has made our students more aware of how they can make a difference in making their world a better place to live.
Carla Sisk (
Midway Elementary
Alpharetta, Georgia
My students loved this project. We decorated 110 bags on our team. Our team is eight grade.
Missy Dorn (
Columbia Middle School
Grovetown, Georgia
My name is Scott Grimes and I am a Health teacher at Summerour Middle School in Norcross Georgia. My partner, Marcelle Martin, and I are participating for the first time. We have 83 students creating beautiful artwork on their bags. We also have 67 8th grade students participating in the project. Best of luck to everyone.
Scott Grimes (Scott Grimes/GCPS@GCPS )
Summerour Middle School
Norcross Georgia
Our school of over 500 students is participating with the grocery store, Publix in decorating bags in honor or Earth Day. We are working today to decorate 500 bags.
Lynn Bump (
Midway Elementary
Alpharetta, GA
Our school is George Walton Academy in Monroe, Georgia. We are participating with BiLo. We have decorated 80 bags. Next year we will do more. Thanks for creating this great project!
-Elizabeth Garrison, art instructor
Thanks for sharing this great idea with the world!
Our school is participating for the first time. Our PTA Earth Day committee used your templates and prepared a packet of instructions for the art teacher to impliment. We have decorated 615 bags which will be returned to the grocery store on Monday, April 20 for distribution on Wednesday.
Here's who and where we are: Camp Creek Elementary School (K-5)
958 Cole Drive
Lilburn, Georgia 30047
(770) 921-1626
Gwinnett County Public Schools
Parkview Cluster
East Metro Atlanta
We are S.L. Lewis Elementary School located in College Park, Georgia. We have 643 students in grades Pre-K thru 5, all of whom are decorating grocery bags to be used on April 22 at our local Union City Kroger. Thanks to Kroger, who has supported our efforts in this project for the last two years, the students of our school have the opportunity to do their part along with our school's white paper and newspaper recycling program to show that they care about the environment.
Susan Young (
S.L. Lewis Elementary
College Park, GA
My 7th grade Social Studies class is having a great time with this project. This is a great web site - it really helps 1st time project participants get started. We decorated 150 bags from our local Publix.
Thanks, Jody Osler (
West Hall Middle School
Gainesville, Georgia
My name is Mrs. Pat Points and I teach kindergarten at Greenbrier Elementary School in Evans, GA (suburb of Augusta, GA). My students (17) will complete the grocery bag project and local stores will package items for approximately 20 shoppers. We enjoyed this endeavor and will share environmental awareness with our parents. Happy Earth Day--Mrs. Points' Kindergarten
Pat Points
My name is Carla Goodwin and I am Executive Director of Liberty Clean and Beautiful in Hinesville, Georgia. I am working with one of our Elementary Schools here, Taylors Creek Elem. on the grocery bag for Earth Day. At the present time they are decorating the bags for me. They have 825 students to partipate in this activity. Thanks to our local Kroger store they donated 1000 bags. These bags will be distributed on Earth Day to the customers.
Carla Goodwin (libertyclean@CLDS.NET)

Georgia Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1997

We decorated 350 paper grocery bags, for distribution by Kroger Grocery Store, one of our Business Partners. We received the bags from them the week prior to Earth Day, and returned the decorated bags to them on April 18, 1997. Thanks for the idea. We plan to do this each year, along with other Earth Day projects. We dedicated an outdoor classroom, our Habitat, during our Earth Week activities.
Amy Wright, Principal
Evans Elementary School
Evans, Georgia
We at Nancy Creek Elem. (a DeKalb County, Georgia public school) had a great time with the earthday grocery bag project. We have about 440 students in grades k-7 who all participated. We would love to receive a report on the other schools who participated via e-mail
Kathren Inman
SES has about 550 students grades 3-5, and 125 Pre-K students. We decorated 800 grocery bags and re-distributed them for Earth Day.
Michelle Rowe
Sylvester Elementary School
Sylvester, GA
We are participating in this project for the first time. We are Summerville Elementary School, 100 Penn Drive, Summerville, Georgia 30747. We are a K-3 school with 535 students. We have Decorated 600 grocery bags! We can't wait to take them back to the store to have them distributed in our community. Thanks for the great ideas. Let us know if you have any more great ones. We are also going to be releasing 135 butterflies we have grown from small caterpillars on Earth Day as a present to the Earth during our Earth Day School program.
Thanks alot,
Joy Allen
Summerville Elementary School

Georgia Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1996

Kelley Lake Elementary School in Decatur (near Atlanta), Ga.,decorated 486 grocery bags for our Partner In Education, Kroger. We're attaching a picture of our Kroger manager accepting our bags.

Jo Ann Wilder, 4th. grade teacher.

Lake Park Elementary School, a Pre-K-5th grade school in Lake Park, Georgia, enjoyed participating in your Earth Day grocery bag project. We decorated 750 grocery bags with original Earth Day messages for our local Walmart store. This project was a good lead in for our other Earth Day activities that took place in the amphitheater located on our schoolšs Nature Trail. Thank-you for allowing us to participate. Wešll look forward to doing it again next year.

From all your friends in Lake Park, Georgia

Dear Arbor Heights,
We love your home page and especially your Earth Day Groceries Project. We're newbies and just discovered you, but we wanted to participate. So we are in the process of doing 100 bags today. Next year we promise to do more!!!
We would love to receive updates of any other interesting projects you have up your sleeves. We would also be interested in "talking" to another 4th grade class. Our addresses are as follows:

Kilpatrick / Olin Class
The Galloway School
215 W. Wieuca Road
Atlanta, GA 30342

Georgia Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1995

We enjoyed participating in this project with 803 of our students decorating 803 bags. Our bags will be distributed to communtiy shoppers this week by the local grocery store who supplied the bags. Our Student Council coordinated the project in our school.
Our school is located in the northern suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia where the 1996 Summer Olympics will be held. We have our own Olympics program each spring with academic and athletic competitions.
We just recently acquired a PPP connection which allows us to view your well designed homepage which I learned about in Judi Harris's column in The Computer Teacher.
Donna Oliver
Library Media Specialist

Dodgen Middle School
1725 Bill Murdock Road
Marietta, Georgia  30062
476 completed bags from Barnett Shoals Elementry School Student Council Atthens,GA.
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