The Environmentalists is a group of students dedicated to improving the environment.
Founded in 2015, we have had an ambitious start to the program. We orignially started as a school recycling club. Then based on an energy curriculum grant from ESP (Energizing Student Potential) sponsored by BP, Exelon, ComEd, Nicor and People's Gas, we expanded to energy conservation strategies.
Here is a list of what we have accomplished thus far:
- recycling program at school
- recycling drives for the community
- upcycling workshops
- art mural project
- community clean ups
- Skip the Straw campaign
- Bernie's Book Bank drive
- Habitat Hotels for pollinators
Environmentalists Schedule & Application Information
Tentative Schedule for 2021-2022 school year:
Starting August 24 Meetings
Tuesdays before school 7:30 - 8:00
Starting October 21 Meetings
Thursdays after school 3:15 - 4:30 pm
Some students may want to work on competition projects so small group meetings may meet at other times depending on student interest.
Interested in being a part of this award winning team? Fill out the Team Application in the links below.
Help us make the world a better place!
NEED program 2016 National Energy Rookie Team of the Year
NEED program 2017 National Junior Level School of the Year
PepsiCo Recycle Rally 3rd place Sing, Act, Dance Competition 2016 and 2017
NEED program 2018 Outstanding Community Service Project
NEED program 2019 National Junior Level School of the Year
NEED program 2020 Illinois School of the Year
2020 Lexus Eco Challenge 1st Place
2020 EarthEcho OurEcho Challenge 3rd place
2020 World of 7 Billion Video Challenge 2nd place
2021 EarthEcho OurEcho Challenge 2nd place
NEED program 2021 Illinois School of the Year