earn this patch there is five simple steps:
Let the manager of the local grocery store know about the
project and its environmental education message.
1. GATHER. Go to your
local grocery store and get enough paper bags for your group.
Have each participant decorate one and use it the next time
they go grocery shopping.
If you have a large group contact a local grocery store
that uses paper grocery bags. See if the manager will let
you "borrow" enough bags so that each participant can decorate
one. Grocers usually get these bags in "bundles" of 500. You
can return them to the grocer to use after they are decorated.
2. Decorate. Have participants
decorate the bags with pictures of the earth, environmental
messages, the name of your group, etc. Be creative!
DO NOT allow students to write
their last names on any bags.
3. Deliver OR USE. Use
your decorated grocery bag the next time you visit the store
to purchase groceries.
LARGER GROUPS DELIVERING BACK: A couple of days before
Earth Day you and/or your group should return the decorated
bags to the grocery store - with many thanks to the manager!
The store then uses these bags to place groceries in to happy
and amazed shoppers on Earth Day.
5. Order your patch or
bar through Patchwork Designs, Inc. and show off your accomplishments
of this wonderful project.
4. OPTIONAL Report. Fill
out the Report Form on the project web site with a count of
how many bags your group made. Please, only one report per
school, group,etc. All reports will be posted on the Earth
Day Groceries Project website.