The Environmentalists

Club Information

  • 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

Team Contact Information

  • Sponsor:  Ms Truemper

    Room 2111F in school



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Team Announcements

  • 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!

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  • Team Accomplishments

    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