The Earth Day Groceries Project: Students decorate paper grocery bags with messages about the environmentby: Mark Ahlness

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This project is an Internet-based environmental project. Paper grocery bags are borrowed from local stores and students decorate the bags with environmental messages. The bags are then returned to the store and on Earth Day customers receive groceries in the decorated bags. Afterward, teachers report the class or school's participation on the project's website. A foldout is provided with more information.

Grades
  • Elementary
Publication Date
4/1/1999

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  • on Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:58 PM

Students in elementary schools decorated paper grocery bags from local merchants with messages about the environment. Started many years ago, the project blossomed into many school districts when it was announced on the Internet. The article is over 10 years old now and many grocery stores are not using paper anymore but the idea behind the project and the outcome might be a way to initiate a new idea for future projects.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)


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