You are powerful. Yes, YOU. That’s why we love students so much, and team up with them from schools across the country and around the world – to effect widespread tangible change on campuses and in local communities.
WHAT TO EXPECT
We typically recruit 2-4 Campus Reps at each participating school, so grab your friends! Reps collaborate with the TG team to build momentum around our two most robust events: Project Green Challenge and the Conscious College Road Tour.
During Fall Semester, our Reps are responsible for developing a campus-wide plan to engage students in Project Green Challenge. We ask all Reps to host a PGC Sign-Up event to raise awareness among their peers and encourage PGC participation. TG will send ethical-product samples to the first 30 Reps who sign up to host an event to be used as incentives for students to sign up. As a Rep, your ultimate goal would be to send a student from your school to the PGC Finals in San Francisco!
Along with PGC, Reps are prioritized when selecting schools to visit for the Conscious College Road Tour, where we visit up to 16 campuses to host an extraordinary, two-part event around key sustainability themes. Reps are responsible for gathering a team of student volunteers to help run the event, developing a project idea to implement on their campus, and spreading the word far and wide about the event to ensure the highest impact possible!
Throughout the entire year, TG works closely alongside our Campus Reps and provides key resources for productive and successful events. We help draft email blasts to reach out to student organizations and key stakeholders, create beautiful flyers to hang around campus, fabricate social media posts to help spread the word, and more!
Because we so appreciate the work our Campus Reps put forth, there are also great prize incentives throughout the year for Reps who excel. For example, Reps who get at least 100 students to participate in PGC or get one student to the Finals receive a special package!
Project Green Challenge
Campus Reps share information about Project Green Challenge with students, clubs and faculty members at their school. Their goal is to encourage students to participate in PGC.
Campus Reps have the opportunity to host a mobilizing tabling event to inspire students to sign up for PGC and to educate students about sustainability themes such as zero waste, organic food, ethical fashion, body and clean. The first 30 schools who apply to host a PGC Sign-Up Event will be sent awesome eco-product samples so students can try new ethical brands. The TG Team will provide information packets on our key lifestyle themes so Reps can become experts and teach it forward while gathering sign-ups for PGC.
The Conscious College Road Tour is a seven-week cross country journey that stops at sixteen college campuses across the U.S. The CCRT informs students on a variety of sustainability themes, empowers them to create tangible change on their campuses and local community, and mobilizes them around a student-led sustainability project on campus.
Campus Reps help Turning Green coordinate the two key components of the stop. The Conscious Information Station is a tabling exhibition featuring seven sustainable lifestyle themes (footprint, food, fashion, body, zero waste, clean, living space), table displays, info boards and ethical samples from our partners to give away. This demonstration event is held in a well-populated area on campus. The Town Hall is an evening dinner bringing together students, faculty, and staff to develop a collaborative student-led campus sustainability initiative that will be implemented on campus.
The next CCRT will take place March 18 through May 2, 2019. Apply now to reserve your stop.