Rhode Island Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1998
This is our first year participating in the Earth Day Groceries
Project and it was great! Two of our local grocers were more than willing to
donate the brown bags. Central Fruit in Central Falls donated approximately 25
bags and the Family Marketplace in Pawtucket donated 500 bags!! Our junior high
students were able to decorate 481 of those bags! Even our Assistant Principal
decorated one. The bags look great! We look forward to participating in this
project next year!!
Michelle Lewandowski (email@example.com)
Central Falls Jr./Sr. High
Central Falls, R.I.
The Alternative Learning Program (grades 1-3) at Primrose Hill School in
Barrington, Rhode Island, decorated sixty grocery bags with Earth Day messages.
We returned them to The Center Market in Barrington, Rhode Island for use in
packaging groceries. This is a terrific idea!
Marilyn Packard-Luther KATAMA@prodigy.ne
This is the first year that East Greenwich has participated. Our
two k-3 elementary schools decorated a total of 531 bags. We loved this
Judy de Groot (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Meadowbrook Farms and Frenchtown Schools
East Greenwich, RI
Rhode Island Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1997
Susan Naysnerski email@example.com
Narragansett Elementary School
Decorated 400 bags. Project was in collaboration with local IGA. Our third
year! Great idea - kids and parents love it!
Rhode Island Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1996
99 Phillips St
North Kingstown, RI 02852
participated in the project. Great idea! We found our local grocery store,
Ryan's Market, was willing to donate blank brown bags during Earth Week.
We are still decorating them with our wonderful, inspiring and educating
messages. Ryan's is not a chain but has been in business in the same family
for over 100 Years!!
THE Count is 123 completed but we are still working on them. They are
4th grade teacher
At Peace Dale School in Rhode Island this is the second year we have done
grocery bags during our Earth Week celebration. This year our students
decorated over 500 bags with Earth Day slogans and pictures and then
returned them to Stop and Shop. What fun the kids had when moms and dads
brought home groceries in a bag decorated by someone they knew. This is a
fun project and a good connection for community and school. When you get a
final count, I would be interested in how many other schools did a project
like this and what the total number of bags were. Thanks for getting
Just a note to let you know that NARRAGANSETT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN
NARRAGANSETT, RHODE ISLAND decorated 529 bags this year and would like to
be added to the total. What a great project - an easy way to raise the
consciousness in a neighborhood. Our local market has really enjoyed
participating. Are the participants listed at the web site? I need to
check. Last year our kids plotted all the participants on a map. Thanks for
organizing this event.
Susan Naysnerski in Rhode Island
At Coggeshall School in Newport, RI, our students in first through fifth
grades participated in 2 earth day activities.
First groceries bags where gathered from Vaillancourt's Market (a
neighborhood convience store) and all students decorated the bags with an
earth day picture and message. Secondly, all students, teachers and some
parents cleaned the school yard at Coggeshall. This acivity was planned by
our custodian Mrs. Downes who assigned each grade an important task.
Third, fourth and fifth grades raked leaves while the first and second
graders planted flowers and helped to put a new walkway in the front of our
school. It was a great day by everyone!!!
Rhode Island Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1995
Just a note to let you know that Narragansett Elementary School decorated
650 grocery bags for Earth Day. I delivered them yesterday to be
distributed between now and the 22nd. What a neat project! Required very
little effort! Pleas let us know the total number of bags decorated, as I
promised my kids and our staff and the local market that I would let them
Oakland Beach Elementary School in Warwick, RI really enjoyed participating the
grocery bag project! Mrs. Mason's fifth grade students organized the project
for the school. It was a perfect culminating activity for their year long
study of the pollution in Greenwich Bay, a body of water abutting their
neighborhood. After learning about the causes of the pollution, the students
felt it was important to educate the rest of their community, making people
aware that each individual contributes to the problem and, as a result, can
help eliminate it. Mrs. Mason's students wrote speeches containing that
message and delivered them to the other classes. After a short discussion, the
other children were invited to help in the effort by decorating a shopping bag
using the theme, "Save the Bay". A reporter from The Providence Journal
covered the event and wrote a piece about it, which added to the publicity and
carried the children's message even further. In all, 500 bags were decorated
and delivered to Stop and Shop. In addition to using the bags on Earth Day,
the manager promised to read a message from the children over the PA system.
Greetings from the Ocean State!
Lincoln School, in Providence, Rhode Island, sent out 98
paper grocery bags on Earth Day. Our local grocery store,
The Eastside Marketplace, was very cooperative.
Lincoln is an independent girls school serving 300 students
from Infancy to 12th grade. This was done as a Lower School
Lincoln School, Providence RI
Our School, Thompson Middle School in Newport, Rhode Island, designed and
distributed more than 550 bags to our local stores. We not only had fun
but were able to spread the message to so many of our neighbors. We
recieved so many favorable comments about the project. The stores also
gots lots of extra business as our students dragged their parents to those
stores to show them their works. We're looking forward to participating
next year. Thanks for a great idea.
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