Earth Day Monument 2003

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The Earth Day Groceries Project

Earth Day is April

nd…… 22

… every year!

What is the Grocery Bag Project???
The Earth Day Groceries Project is an Internet environmental awareness project where students decorate paper grocery bags with environmental messages for Earth Day.

Head to the web site:

 The Earth Day Groceries Project is one of the oldest and largest educational projects on the Internet.  It was started by a 3rd grade teacher in Seattle, Washington.  It began in 1994. Forty-three schools sent in reports saying they had successfully participated!  Last year over 100,000 students participated!!


Thousands of schools take part every year from all across the world. This year Monument School will be joining them in celebrating the Earth and all its resources.
United States
Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington Washington DC West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming

Alberta British Columbia Manitoba New Brunswick Newfoundland Nova Scotia Ontario Quebec Saskatchewan Yukon

Argentina Australia Brazil Costa Rica Cuba England Germany Greece Japan Macedonia Mexico Norway Panama Puerto Rico South Korea Spain Trinidad Uncertain Venezuela

Other Countries

Four Simple Steps – #1 Borrow
Super G grocery store has “loaned” us 500 paper grocery bags so that each student at Monument School can decorate one. You get to borrow them for a little while. After this meeting, will each teacher send one student to Ms. Eckert to pick up some bags so you can get started.

Four Simple Steps – #2 Decorate
You may decorate the bags with pictures of the earth, environmental messages, cool slogans, etc. Be creative! DO NOT write your names on any bags. We will be placing a sticker on each bag that says they were created by a Monument School student.

Four Simple Steps – #3 Deliver
A couple of days before Earth Day, Ms. Eckert will return the decorated bags to the grocery store .

The store then distributes these bags (full of groceries) to happy and amazed shoppers on Earth Day.

Four Simple Steps – #4 Report
Ms. Eckert will complete the Report Form on the project web site with a count of how many bags Monument School made. Go to the project web site: to see Monument School’s pictures.

Here’s how YOU can make a difference:

Decorate grocery bags with beautiful artwork:

Write how you feel about Earth Day …..

Shoppers will be amazed!

Create clever slogans and sayings.

Looking for more good art ideas?
Take a look at some bags made in the last few years by other students. These will give you ideas for your bag.

More Samples of Student Work

Even More Samples of Student Work

AND . . . More Samples of Student Work

Student Contest
• We are allowed to submit 3 digital pictures to the grocery bag project website, so . . . . . . .
• Do your very best and we will select 3 students and their bags to photograph and send to the website folks • You must have your parents SIGNED permission to have your picture taken for the website • Check with Ms. Eckert if you are not sure if it is okay with your parents

Will you be one of the winners ??

Your bags need to be finished and given to your teacher by Tuesday, April 15th.

Due Date?


Earth Day is April

nd. 22

Make a difference!

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