West Virginia Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1998
Midway Elememtary had a variety of activities for Earth Day 1998.
This year two classrooms participated in decorating the Earth Day Grocery
Bags---6th Grade, Mr. Fred Albert's class and 3rd/4th Grades, Mrs. Peggy
Mrs. Holstine's class used this activity to correspond with their West Virginia
Studies. Their grocery bags were decorated with a "Keep West Virginia Clean"
theme. A total of 60 bags were decorated.
Peggy Holstine (email@example.com)
Charleston, West Virginia
This was our first year participating in the project. The entire
school (K -6) decorated 250 bags that were given to us by the local Foodland.
The project was very well received by the management of the store. The local
newspaper even came to the school and took pictures of the children as they
worked on their bags. Thanks for sharing this project.
Joann Cullen 4th grade teacher and science chairman
Pt. Pleasant, WV
This is a wonderful way to get the "Earth Day" message out into our
communities! West Milford Elementary School is a K - 5 school located
in West Milford, WV. We have approximately 500 students. As part of
our Earth Day Celebration, we decorated 452 grocery bags and returned
them to our local Krogers store located in the Eastpointe Center,
Bridgeport, WV. The students did a wonderful job decorating the grocery
bags. They put a lot of thought into how they wanted to represent their
environmental themes. I hope all of the customers at Krogers enjoyed
the creative artwork of our students. Thanks for the wonderful
West Milford Elementary School
226 School Street
West Milford, WV 26451
Gary Johnston, Principal
Cynthia Smith, Science Lab Teacher
The town of Bruceton Mills is a small, rural community with one grocery
store. As part of our
Earth Day Celebration,our first grade classes at Bruceton School decorated 92
grocery bags with Earth Day messages. Lou Sterling,
owner of the store, used the bags on April 22, 1998, to spread the messages
among the community to
help protect the environment.
Darla Kuhn & Kim Conner (firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com)
Bruceton Mills, West Virginia
West Virginia Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1997
Students at Norwood Elementary located in Clarksburg, West Virginia in the
north central part of WV, helped to celebrate Earth Day by decorating 350
grocery bags from four or our local merchants. This activity was great. It
helped to remind all of us of our duty to care for the universe.
We would like to receive via email all the reports from other schools.
Lyn Hathaway firstname.lastname@example.org
Midway Elementary will again participate in the Earth Day
Groceries Project. Our students will decorate 230 paper bags
provided by Perdue's IGA. Third and fourth graders are
making plans to plant flowers around their school and in the
community park. Our students and the community looks forward
to participating in this project each year.
Peggy Holstine email@example.com
Charleston, West Virginia
West Virginia Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1996
Our school decorated 250 grocery bags for Earth Day. Our 4th grade class
would appreciate any info. about the Earth Day Celebration.
Midway Elementary School
421 Cambpells Creek Dr.
Charleston, W. V. 25306
Mrs. P. Holstine--teacher
Greetings from Barboursville Middle School, Barboursville, West Virginia. The
sixth graders, 290 students, have decorated 578 paper grocery bags for Earth
We collectively compiled the following list for our 250 plastic bag flyers:
EARTH DAY April 22, 1996
Reuse those plastic bags!
small trashcan liners
wrap china when moving
wrap wet clothes (swimsuit)
use while transporting plants; keeps roots from drying
use two bags, one for each foot, when shoes are muddy or snow covered. Put each
foot in a bag before taking off shoes
store old rags and towels for car washes
peel and throw watermelon rind in them
put soft drink cans in them for the cooler
"dog-do" bags for yard clean up
car floor mats in snowy weather
gloves when working with organic material
traveling toilet seat liner
find a store willing to reuse the bags
Great project! Thanks.
Our school decorated 230 grocery bags donated by
Perdue's IGA Grocery Store.
Our students want to keep our state beautiful and in turn,
they know that they will be helping our wonderful Earth.
Our fourth graders will also plant trees and flowers
during Earth Day week.
Charleston, West Virginia
Our school,Opequon El., in Martinsburg, WV. participated in the
decoreated 644 bags that were donated by Food 4 Less grocery store. They will
to customers on Earth Day. We are really excited about this project. I think
that the students
have been more aware of reducing, reusing, and recycling this year. Before we
made the bags
we studied about the rainforests and about deforestation in general....even
went to the science
museum in Baltimore Md...saw a movie about the precarious plight of the rain
students have become very aware of saving the earth...We will culminate the
an Earth Day program . Here's hoping that your project will be very successful
and that we are
raising a generation of conservationists! As I tell my class "You did not
inherit the earth from yiur
parents, You have borrowed it from your children" (wish I'd said that
grade 4 teacher,
Opequon El. School,
West Virginia Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1995
Earth Day bags decorated: 711
Barboursville Middle School
Barboursville, WV 25504
Students participating: 310
Participating grocery stores: 3
Diane Fetty, teacher
We had 326 bags decorated at Midland School in Elkins, West Virginia for
Mrs. June Davis and 3rd grade class
Midland Elementary School
150 Kennedy Drive
Elkins, WV 26241
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