Project Green Challenge (PGC) is a powerful and diverse call to action for college and high school students around the world. PGC October features 30-days of environmentally themed challenges, providing students with mentorship, advocacy, and leadership skills. Through conscious living, informed consumption, and individual and collective action, PGC participants are challenged to sustain a healthy, just, and thriving planet. Since launching in 2011, this initiative has engaged over 25,000 students directly and tens of millions indirectly, on more than 1000 campuses in all 50 states and 45 countries.
What to expect:
Throughout the month of October, daily challenges will be delivered to registered PGC participants by email each morning. Focused on simple, fun, high impact steps that make sustainability relevant and tangible for students, the challenges boast four levels of engagement (Green, Greener, Greenest, Extra Credit) with points awarded for each submission and daily eco prizes for “best of” content. Themed challenges are live for 24 hours and participants will be asked to complete actions and upload deliverables to gather points. Top content will be awarded prizes daily. Challenge participants will be asked share photos, videos, and text on this site, as well as across TG Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube digital platforms.
Up to 16 PGC Finalists are selected based on points accrued, a final exam, and video recap of their 30 days. They are each flown to the Challenge Finals hosted in San Francisco in late November for a four day eco summit. While there, students share their PGC journeys, learn from peers and esteemed eco leaders, and work with mentors to develop platforms for social action. These platforms will be implemented by Turning Green and student leaders on campuses around the world in the coming year. Each finalist makes a presentation to a panel of judges who choose the Project Green Challenge Champion and Runner-up. The PGC Champion will receive a Grand Prize package and the opportunity to take a leadership role alongside campaign members and the TG Team.
Campus Reps are tasked with engaging students on their campuses to sign up for PGC 2016. PGC is a call to action to mobilize college and high school students to transition from conventional to conscious living through simple, relevant and impactful steps.
Join our growing team and sign up!
• Develop a campus wide plan to engage students in the Challenge (clubs, student government, RA’s, sports teams, Greek life etc)
• Collaborate with the PGC global team to build momentum and share your innovative and creative ideas
• Host a PGC Sign Up event on your campus (TG will send samples of ethical products to the first 30 Reps who sign up for an event)
• Get a student on your campus to the Challenge finals
There are great prize incentives throughout the year for Campus Reps who excel. Dialogue begins in late summer about PGC on the Campus Reps Facebook Page, but get involved now!