Green Initiatives at GCDS
Country Day’s environmental efforts are grounded in our tradition of responsible practices and commitment to the greater good.
Green, a Parents Association committee, works closely with the faculty and administration to make the campus more sustainable, as well as to inspire our students to take an active interest in protecting the planet’s natural resources.
Recent efforts include:
- Construction of a Gold LEED certified new Upper School and Performing Arts Center.
- Creation of rain gardens and biofiltration systems to protect the environmentally sensitive wetland habitats on campus.
- Introduction of electrolyzed water technology for safer, more effective, chemical-free disinfecting and cleaning in the dining hall and classrooms.
- Planting of an organic school garden.
GRAND OPENINGS: GO GREEN. SHOP SMART.
Have things you don’t use that are still in good condition?
Donate them to the Tiger Mart!
Looking for a bike or a guitar?
Check the Tiger Mart!
Tiger Mart is an online classifieds for the GCDS community. All proceeds from Tiger Mart support the GCDS scholarship fund.
It’s a win-win for everyone—including the environment!
Tiger Mart is now accepting donations and will open for shopping in early 2013.
GCDS Clothes Corner
The completely renovated Clothes Corner offers lightly used dress-code clothing donated by GCDS families. It benefits the environment, is great for the wallet, and helps our students learn the importance of donating their outgrown clothes and of purchasing recycled items. All proceeds support the GCDS scholarship fund.
Location: Middle School, lower level
Hours: M – F, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.