Conscious College Road Tour

A unique, interactive, and hands-on opportunity for students to become mobilized around sustainable solutions on campus.

The Conscious College Road Tour is a seven week cross-country journey to sixteen school campuses across the United States. On each campus, Turning Green provides students with unique hands-on opportunities to mobilize around sustainable solutions on their campus. Each stop features a “Conscious Information Station” tabling event focused on six key lifestyle themes and a “Town Hall Meeting” to develop a collaborative student led initiative. Through educational resources, advocacy campaigns, and actionable projects, Turning Green sets the stage for students to spearhead a variety of environmental initiatives that scale impact.

The Conscious Information Station is a peer education event where student volunteers teach the campus community about conscious living. At the Town Hall Meeting, students, faculty and staff work together on a pre-determined project and action plan that can be implemented on campus. For the balance of the year, the TG team mentors and supports student leaders remotely to see projects to completion. Turning Green builds leadership capabilities amongst program participants by providing opportunities for program alumni to serve as Campus Representatives that operate as peer-to-peer educators and on-campus advocates for identifying and implementing sustainability initiatives and by providing opportunities for students to serve on Turning Green’s Student Advisory Board. This opportunity enables selected individuals to practice their leadership skills while informing the future planning and refinement of Turning Green programs.

Who: The Turning Green team in collaboration with Campus Reps, students, faculty, and staff

What: Conscious College Road Tour stop

When: March 19 through May 4, 2018

Where: 2017 Conscious College Road Tour Stops
March 23 – Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA
March 27 – University of Idaho in Moscow, ID
March 29 – Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, CA
April 3 – Cleveland State University in Cleveland, OH
April 3 – The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH
April 5 – University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, IN
April 11 – University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO
April 13 – University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, AR
April 17 – Clemson University in Clemson, SC
April 19 – Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ
April 20 – The George Washington University in Washington, DC
April 24 – Radford University in Radford, VA
April 26 – Towson University in Towson, MD
April 27 – Marymount University in Arlington, VA
May 1 – California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, CA
May 4 – University of Montana in Missoula, MT

Why: To offer tangible ways for students to transition mindset, habits and action on campuses and communities from conventional to conscious.

WHAT TO EXPECT

We rely on Campus Reps and TG student leaders to ensure that each event is productive and impactful. Weeks prior to arriving, Turning Green will work with Campus Reps to prepare for their event. We will equip each campus team with the resources to become sustainability experts by the time of their event.

Information packets highlighting each of the six sustainability themes are sent to volunteers prior to the Road Tour stop including facts and resources to inform volunteers.

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CONSCIOUS INFORMATION STATION

The Conscious Information Station (CIS) is an interactive tabling display that features six key lifestyle themes and engages students with info boards, product sampling, hands-on demos, activities, and in-depth conversations. Tables are set up in a well-populated area on campus and include the themes: body and wellness, food, fashion, clean, zero waste, and space.

TOWN HALL MEETING

The Town Hall Meeting (THM) is an evening gathering for students, faculty, and school decision-makers to come together and develop a student-led sustainability initiative to be implemented on their campus. The TG Team will mentor and support student leaders to reach their established goals with these initiatives. The THM starts off with a presentation from the TG team and a catered dinner provided by Chipotle.

The Town Hall Meeting will focus on a pre-determined topic initiated by the student leaders at each campus working in tandem with the TG team.

Campus Reps pre-determine an initiative or project that is the focus for the evening. Together they develop a plan to reach the established goals, including committees, tasks, and timelines.

2017 TOUR STOPS

CCRT Campus Visits 2017:

March 23 – Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA
March 27 – University of Idaho in Moscow, ID
March 29 – Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, CA
April 3 – Cleveland State University in Cleveland, OH
April 3 – The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH
April 5 – University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, IN
April 11 – University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, MO
April 13 – University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, AR
April 17 – Clemson University in Clemson, SC
April 19 – Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ
April 20 – The George Washington University in Washington, DC
April 24 – Radford University in Radford, VA
April 26 – Towson University in Towson, MD
April 27 – Marymount University in Arlington, VA
May 1 – California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, CA
May 4 – University of Montana in Missoula, MT

2017 CCRT SURVEY

CCRT 2017 Survey:

Entry Survey

Exit Survey