Conscious Campus Road Tour

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

The Conscious Campus 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, interested individuals from the school community gather to build capacity around a pre-determined project and work to develop a comprehensive timeline and action plan that can be implemented during the school year. 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: A Conscious Campus Road Tour visit

When: From March 20 through May 5, 2017

Where: College and high school campuses across the country
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 our Campus Reps and TG Chapter leadership to ensure that each component of the event is productive, impactful, and successful. Weeks prior to arriving, Turning Green will work with student leaders at each tour stop to talk through logistics, volunteers and the look and feel of the event. We will equip each school team with the resources needed to become sustainability experts by the time they host their event!

Information packets highlighting each of the six sustainability themes are sent to volunteers prior to the TG team’s arrival that include facts, relevant resources to read, videos to watch, and visuals to inform. By the time the event begins, student leaders are ready to inspire and inform their peers with the road tour info boards and product samples from brands that stand behind our mission.

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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 dinner provided by TG.

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 or Chapters pre determine an initiative or project that they would like the THM to focus on. The evening is spent developing the infrastructure and plan to reach the established goal, including deadlines for specific tasks, committee formation, and useful input from students, faculty and decision-makers.

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