Kooser Elementary Green Apple Day of Service Project 2019

November 04, 2019

For this project, students from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln partnered with staff at Kooser Elementary School to devise a project that would help fifth graders learn some environmentally friendly practices. The students from UNL decided to tackle the topics of up-cycling and plastic waste. The plan was to cut up plastic grocery bags into strips and then teach the elementary students how to braid them together. The end result is a bracelet that will hopefully spark communication about up-cycling and plastic waste outside of the classroom.


Students attended


Staff attended


Additional Volunteer attended


Students will be impacted this year

Intended impact of project

Reduced environmental impact
Increased environmental & sustainability literacy
Reduce landfill waste

Impact of project

Waste reduction
Educated on sustainable skills and practices
Educated on sustainability knowledge

More impact of project

On the day of the project, things went smoothly. Over 75 students were able to make bracelets out of the plastic bags while many others made additional bracelets to give to friends and family. The elementary students were very eager to learn about the harmful effects that plastic has on the environment and share ways that their family was partaking in environmentally friendly practices. The UNL students and the Staff at Kooser Elementary felt that the project was a success.