Gibraltar Student Gets Green with Community Service Project

Kelsey Neddersen, a Gibraltar High School senior, went beyond the school’s required community service hours and helped two organizations by creating a cloth grocery tote bag made out of recycled cotton.

For her efforts Nedderson was recognized as the first Door County Green Fund 2007 Junior Partner of the Year for donating a dollar from the sale of each bag to the Door County Green Fund. Kelsey then turned the sale of the bags over to the Friends of Gibraltar to use for raising funds for school programs, with $1 still going to the Green Fund.

“We are all interconnected to the environment, and I hope these bags can help reduce the amount of waste throwaway bags create and reduce the oil used to make plastic grocery bags,” Neddersen said. “Through this project I now understand that we can affect the way we live and how we take care of our planet. If we don’t start taking care of it now, when will we?”

The bag was designed by Kirsten Bungener, former owner of Rugged Basics in Ephraim. Friends of Gibraltar and the Door County Green Fund thank Kelsey Neddersen for her excellent efforts and contribution!

These recycled cotton totes are available from the Friends of Gibraltar (920.868.3284 ext. 205).