Conscious College Road Tour 2018
A unique, interactive, and hands-on opportunity for students to become mobilized around sustainable solutions on campus.
Turning Green is preparing to head out for the 7th Annual Conscious College Road Tour, a seven-week cross country journey. Taking place from March 21 – May 4, 2018, the tour will stop at up to 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.
When does the CCRT take place? March 21 through May 4, 2018 at 16 college campuses.
The tour features a Conscious Information Station tabling event focused on sustainable lifestyle themes and a Town Hall dinner to develop a collaborative student led campus initiative at each school.
Who hosts the event? The Turning Green team working with campus reps, student volunteers, faculty, and staff at each participating school.
When does it take place? March 21 through May 4, 2018 at 16 college campuses
How can you opt in? Applications are closed for 2018, but you can apply here for the #CCRT2019
Why should we host a tour stop?
WHAT TO EXPECT
The Conscious College Road Tour features two key components:
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 Conscious Information Station (CIS)
- 8:00 – 11:00 am: Set up
- Volunteers open and unload boxes, set tables, etc.
- TG team goes over important information about each table with volunteers.
- Campus Reps ensure there are 1-2 volunteers managing each table at all times.
- We request students to help with social media, photography and video to capture the magic of the day.
- 11:00 am – 3:00 pm: Conscious Information Station (CIS)
- Volunteers teach the campus community about conscious living through peer-to-peer education, engaging students with info boards, product sampling, hands-on demos, activities, and in-depth conversations.
- Tables include the following themes: body/wellness, food, fashion, clean, zero waste, and space.
- 3:00 – 4:30 pm: Breakdown
- 8:00 – 11:00 am: Set up
- Town Hall
- 4:30 – 6:00 pm: Set up
- 5:00 pm: Pick up dinner and set up buffet
- 6:00 – 8:30 pm: Town Hall
- Facilitate collaboration among students, faculty, and campus decision-makers to set goals, create committees, tasks, and timelines around a campus sustainability initiative.
- The TG team and partners will mentor and support student leaders to reach their established goals.
- 8:30 – 9:00 pm: Breakdown
2018 TOUR STOPS
- March 21 – Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI
- March 22/23 – Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY
- March 27 – Rice University in Houston, TX
- March 29 – Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA
- April 2 – The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH
- April 4 – Saint Louis University in St. Louis, MO
- April 10 – Penn State University in State College, PA
- April 12 – Kent State University in Kent, OH
- April 16 – The George Washington University in Washington, DC
- April 18 – Clemson University in Clemson, SC
- April 18 – University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC
- April 19 – Davidson College in Davidson, NC
- April 23 – National University of Natural Medicine, Portland, OR
- April 26 – University of California, Santa Cruz in Santa Cruz, CA
- May 3 – University of California, Davis in Davis, CA
The CCRT relies on Campus Reps to make each stop successful. Filling out a CCRT application automatically signs you up as a Campus Rep if your school is selected. Prior to applying, Campus Reps should think about the optimal date for the event and locations for both the Conscious Information Station and the Town Hall. Check out our full Campus Rep checklist and other resources. – See full checklist HERE
CAMPUS REP RESOURCES
Q: How should we describe the CCRT to our clubs, schools, etc. A: Turning Green has hosted the CCRT for 7 years and visited over 115 campuses. This program is a super fun, informative, and inspiring opportunity to engage tens of thousands of students around key sustainability themes. Our goal is to inform and mobilize the next generation of leaders to work together to vision a healthy, just and thriving planet for all.
Q: How can Campus Reps become more deeply involved with Turning Green after the CCRT? A: Campus Reps are mentored to become peer-to-peer educators and on-campus advocates as they prepare for and host the CCRT. As program alumni, Reps may apply to serve on Turning Green’s Student Advisory Board and/or for a summer or year round internship.
Q: How will I ensure that the road stop at my campus will be impactful and meaningful to other students? A: Turning Green relies on Campus Reps to ensure that each event is productive and impactful on their campus. Prior to arriving at each school, Turning Green will work with Reps to prepare them for the CCRT event. Information packets about each of the key themes at the tabling event will be provided to help volunteers prepare to teach it forward.
Q: Why do we need so many volunteers? A: It takes a village! Plus experience has shown that the more engaged and connected the volunteer teams, the better the events runs and the more informed students there are on each campus.
Q: How do I identify the project that we will work on at the Town Hall? A: At most schools the TH meeting starts by crowd sourcing and inviting students to develop their Big Bold Bodacious ideas and then work toward solutions that they would like to help bring to life lon their campuses. Some schools have projects already in mind and that can work as well.