Monday, May 26, 2008
Anyway, all pictures sent in have been placed on new web pages. We'll probably top 200 school submissions by the end of May, a record by a long shot.
Unfortunately, The Earth Day Groceries Project will not be able to host pictures for schools from now on. We will certainly add links to other web pages and collections with pictures, but...
The issue is time. It takes an average of 10 minutes to convert and archive an email with picture attachments into a web page for a school. For 200 web pages, that's a lot of minutes - and way too many hours to add to my teaching life, even if I got paid for it :) Many thanks to all the teachers and group leaders who have sent in their pictures over the years - they are incredible! They will always remain on the website as testimony to the comittment of millions of schoolchildren to saving our Earth.
I'll close this chapter in the project by sharing the very first picture from another school ever sent in to the web site. From 1996, Royston Elementary in Royston, BC, Canada - thanks, Kelsey!
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Wednesday, May 07, 2008
The day after Earth Day, we got a letter from a member of the community who had received one of our bags.
"My husband came home from Stater Brothers that day with his groceries in some of the most beautiful bags I've ever seen. Each grocery bag was a one of a kind masterpiece, evidently created with incredible love for our planet and others. I only know the names of a few of the artists but I wanted them to know how their gifts to our family (and the Earth!) impacted us. I was overwhelmed with such happiness when I first saw them that I nearly cried in joy!"
Thanks for such a great project!
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Here's when to expect pictures and reports to appear on the web site:
- Reports will appear on the site withing 24 hours.
- Pictures currently have a 4 or 5 day delay. I'm sorry for this, but right now there are pictures from 75 schools waiting to be put up on the site. Given that it takes about 10 minutes to create each page for a school, well, the math says it'll happen on the weekend.
So, project participants, my apologies for the delay - but thanks for taking the time to fill out a report and send in those pictures! Keep them coming! - Mark
Monday, April 21, 2008
Here's the first video on the site, from Arbor Heights Elementary in Seattle. It's only about 2 minutes, and pretty basic, but hopefully you will get a sense of the excitement:
It's also on YouTube Here's a page with a little more info.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
The event is called Earthcast 2008, and it will be broadcast/shared in a variety of ways for 24 hours. Be sure to tune in and participate, if you want, on Earthday. It begins at 12:00 AM GMT on Earthday. (that's 9 PM April 21 on the East Coast of the US, 6 PM on the West Coast, etc)
I'll be there on April 21st, from 6 to 7 PM, West Coast time.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
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Saturday, March 01, 2008
But times change, and corporate money is harder to come by, so I'm asking individuals to lend a hand. I've set up a secure site where people can contribute any amount to keep The Earth Day Groceries Project running.
Any sponsors will receive a tax deductible receipt, and their names will appear on our Sponsors page.
Thanks - Mark