Ohio Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1998
Hi! I'm the education coordinator for the Clinton County Solid Waste
District here in Wilmington, Ohio. For Earth Day 1998, I worked with three of
our elementary schools - Clinton Massie, Denver Place and Holmes School - to
organize an Earth Day Groceries project. We had three local grocery stores
donate bags. Overall we decorated about 2,000 bags. It was a wonderful activity
and we hope to have all nine of our elementary schools participate next year.
Thanks for a neat idea. We had a great response from the community and the
local newspaper covered the event.
Kimberly Wilson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Clinton-Massie, Holmes, Denver Place
Once again we took on the challenge of decorating a few hundred brown
paper bags to share the Earth Day message. We decorated 600 bags this year.
The shoppers loved them!
Julie Weaver (email@example.com)
What a great Earth Day project! Our students at Market Street Elementary
School, Boardman, Ohio decorated a total of 444 grocery bags that were used
by our local Sparkle Market. We also made posters with Earth Day messages
to decorate the store and were lucky enough to have a local television
station report on our work. Thanks for sharing such a terrific idea with
Lisa Hughes, Judy Lipkovich
Science Coordinators Grades K-4
Hello! This is our first year with the Earth Day project.We really
had a great time with this project. We are a small school located
about 45 minutes southwest of Columbus, Ohio. We are a K-8 school with our Jr.
High and High school building attached. We have about 450 students in the
Elementary, offering both traditional and multiage classes.
This year the 6 multiage classes participated in the project. We decorated 123
bagsfor our local IGA store(Chet's IGA). We hope to have more classes
participate next year. Great project!!
Kelly Logan firstname.lastname@example.org
Dohron Wilson Elementary
60 High St.
Mechanicsburg, Ohio 43044
HI! WE LOVE THIS PROJECT! OUR ENTIRE SCHOOL PARTICIPATED! WE
"BORROWED" BAGS FROM THREE LOCAL GROCERIES:BIG BEAR , AND 2 KROGER STORES. OUR
LOCAL MEIJER STORE WAS WILLING, BUT UNFORTUNATELY HAD NO BAGS ON HAND THAT HAD
AN EMPTY SIDE TO DECORATE! TERRIFIC IDEA! THANKS FOR SHARING IT WITH US!!!
OUR FINAL BAG COUNT FOR THIS YEAR IS 402! SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!
LORI VAN GORDEN (LORI_VA@TRECA.OHIO.GOV)
OAK STREET ELEMENTARY
We had fun doing this. We hope you recycle. We like to recycle.
We decorated 20 bags from our class. It was fun!
The Plains Elementary http://www.expage.com/page/kyleswebpage1997
The Plains, Ohio
Mr. Guarnieri, an Environmental Science Teacher, and Mr.
Degenaro, an Art Teacher, participated in a team effort to
design and distribute 800 shopping bags to Patton's Sparkle
Market of Hubbard, Ohio.
Anthony Guarnieri (THEACE1998@aol.com)
Hubbard High School
Hubbard, Ohio 44425
Ohio Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1997
Our third grade organized the project. We picked up 150 bags from a
local IGA grocery. Some of my students shopped at the store Earth Day just to
see their bags being distributed. Store will welcome project next year. They
had many positive comments about the bags.
Janet Sowers email@example.com
St. Mary's School
Hi! At Forest Park Christian School in Columbus, Ohio, we decorated
approximately 60 bags donated from the local Big Bear grocery store. The
children were in kindergarten and pre-school. They had a great time!!
Thanks for the wonderful idea!!
Lora L. Karcher
Hello from Kentucky School. We are an inner-city elementary school in
Cleveland, Ohio. We decorated about 250 bags from the local Finast. Thanks!
This is Elizabeth McLean reporting from Wilder Junior High in Piqua,
Ohio (on I-75 about 25 miles north of Dayton). We had a ball decorating
the grocery bags. What a wonderful idea! My high school environmental
club coordinated the bag decorating among all six of our elementaries
and the two junior highs so we did about 2800 bags!! We tried to vary
the messages to get away from the cliches by sending energy tips to all
the schools. Three grocery stores participated. Look forward to
joining you again next year! Thanks for sharing such a worthwhile
Elizabeth McLean firstname.lastname@example.org
For Earth Day 1997,
182 sixth graders here at Gahanna Middle School East
decorated 300 bags. The bags are to be returned to
the local Big Bear grocery store and distributed this week.
William Zamora email@example.com
Gahanna Middle School East
Thanks for creating such a wonderful project. Our entire school
participated. We are a K-4 catholic elementary school. We would love to get
e-mail from you!
We decorated 140 grocery bags. We are returning them to the Giant Eagle
grocery store to have groceries packed in them on Earth Day.
Mrs. Adria Musick firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Pius X Elementary School
What a cool project! Since I only just discovered this project on
the evening of April 14, we were only able to do 430 bags. The bags were
decorated with pictures, slogans/messages, and a "Decorated by..." sticker. 50
students in 2 Multiage first/second grade classrooms participated. The local
newspaper even showed up this morning to take photos! We are looking forward
to participating again next year (and getting an earlier start!!) Personally,
I don't want to see another brown paper bag for a while!!!
Actually, I was planning on having the kids make paper bag vests to wear on
Earth Day with recycled bags.........We are also looking forward to getting the
final results of this project!
Cheers, Mrs. Weaver, Mrs. Miller, and kids!
Julie L. Weaver email@example.com
Ohio Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1996
Killbuck Elementary School in Killbuck, Ohio participated in the Earth Day
Grocery project for the third year. All 320+ students decorated bags that were
distributed in the local grocery store. We enjoy this project, as it
gives us a simple, meaningful way for each child to promote taking care
of our earth.
Sue Fullerman Killbuck Elementary School
216-276-2891 299 School St. Killbuck OH 44637
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Ohio Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1995
Waterville Primary, a K - 4 school in Northwest, Ohio has had an enjoyable
time with the grocery bags. We passed them out on March 20. Classes did
an excellent job! We will be giving 366 finished bags back to Foodtown
Waterville. They have been very helpful in our project.
Thank you for providing this opportunity.
I am a first grade teacher at Olentangy Elementary School in
Delaware, Ohio. We are participating in the Earth Day grocery bag project.
Our elementary has decorated 800 bags for our local Big Bear Grocery store!
Just wanted to let you know!
Thank you.... Jo Anne Lane
Our school participated in your wonderful project for the second year.
It is a good experience for all of us. Thanks for all the time you
must spend working on and organizing it all so well.
We are a rural K-6 school in North Central Ohio. All 320 of our students
decorated bags this year. Our school is Killbuck Elementary School in
Sue Fullerman, Kindergarten Teacher Killbuck Elementary School
216-276-2891 299 School St. Killbuck OH 44637
firstname.lastname@example.org "I touch the future. I teach."
Ohio Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1994
Thnaks for the great idea. The students in grades 4, 5, 6, & 8 in
my school decorated Earth Day Grocery bags. They completed 200 bags.
We could have done more but that's all the local grocer wanted.
The bags were beautiful and the messages very carefully thought
out. Anyone can tell be looking at these bags how much the kids care
about their planet and its preservation. Along with this project
the 8th graders had written Earth Day editorials in computer lab.
Some of these were selected to read over the PA each morning to
stimulate the students in their decorating efforts.
"It takes a whole village to educate a child." African proverb
Computer Lab Teacher
St. Joseph School, K-8
112. W. Broadway Email: Scimatec36@uoft02.utoledo.edu
Maumee, Ohio 43537
Our K-6 school in Killbuck, Ohio all made Earth Day bags -- 340 of them.
Thanks for a neat project. We look forward to hearing total.
From: SUE FULLERMAN
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