The Green Council for School Improvement (GCSI) was established in 2009 to implement and coordinate programs and activities that encourage environmental sustainability, the wise use, recycling and reuse of natural resources, and avoid activities that create adverse environmental consequences.
Key to the council's activities is a Request for Proposal (RFP) process that allows students and staff to submit their action plans for how to make our schools more responsible environmentally. The District 219 Board of Education has approved capital funding for these projects. GCSI members will screen and review the proposals and make the funding decisions.
The NARWHALS Ecology Club of Niles West and District 219’s Green Committee for School Improvement (GCSI) hosted the 3rd annual Environmental Service Day on Saturday, October 12. A total of 61 volunteers contributed a total of 170 hours to help restore natural areas at River Trails Nature Center, The Grove and Niles West High School. Here are pictures from all three sites.