“Tigers Don’t Leave Tracks!” is a community-wide project bringing together the Sewanee Parent Organization, Sewanee Elementary School and local businesses. The project encourages customers to use reusable bags when they shop, rather than taking plastic or paper bags, and teaches the children in our community to be conscious about reducing waste.
Participating businesses are showing their support in many ways. The University Bookstore donated 175 reusable bags to the school to help launch the project. Mooney’s Market and Emporium, Village Wine and Spirits and the Sewanee Market are generously making 10 cent donations to Sewanee Elementary School for each shopping trip that uses reusable bags or doesn’t take a bag. The Lemon Fair is also making 10 cent donations for each disposable bag not used, and 20 cents when customers use a reusable bag purchased from the store. When you make a purchase at the Piggly Wiggly and bring your own bags, you can write a nomination on the back of your receipt for a class at the school (for instance “Mrs. King’s class,” or “Grade Three,” or “Principal’s Choice”) and enter that class into a draw. The Piggly Wiggly will cater a “Litterless Lunch” for the winning class in October, in coordination with a yearlong project aimed at teaching students ways to reduce the packaging waste produced during meals.
Other businesses are participating too. If you see our signs, ask them how. For more information about the project, please contact Shelley MacLaren at (269) 267-8396.
Look for “Tigers Don’t Leave Tracks!” signs in our local businesses, bring your own bags and thank you for supporting “Tigers Don’t Leave Tracks!” and Sewanee Elementary School.