Project Green Challenge
Project Green Challenge (PGC) is a powerful and diverse call to action for college and high school students around the world.
Beginning on October 1, 2018, Project Green Challenge (PGC) seeks to inform, inspire and mobilize high school, college, and grad school students globally. This powerful and diverse call to action features 30 days of environmentally–themed challenges. PGC aims to touch lives, shift mindsets, and equip students with knowledge, resources and mentorship to lead change on campuses and communities worldwide.
Through conscious living, informed consumption, and individual and collective action, PGC participants are challenged to envision and work toward a healthy, just, and thriving planet.
Since launching in 2011, this initiative has engaged over 35,000 students directly and tens of millions indirectly, on more than 4,000 campuses in 50 states and 48 countries.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Each day throughout the month of October, a uniquely themed challenge will be delivered to registered PGC participants by email at 6 am Pacific Time. Each challenge will be live for 24 hours inviting participants to complete actions and upload deliverables to acquire points and prizes. Deliverables include photos, videos, and text uploaded on the PGC site, as well as across TG social platforms; Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube. Twenty incredible prize packages will be awarded daily based on outstanding content.
Up to 20 PGC participants will be selected each day of the challenge to receive prize packages valued at about $100 for their thoughtfully curated and insightful submissions. The prizes include all the necessities needed to set you on a path to conscious living. At the end of October, up to 16 Finalists will be selected to attend the PGC Finals from November 15-18, 2018. Each finalist will receive an Eco Deluxe Lifestyle Package and will be eligible to win the PGC 2018 Grand Prize.
Project Green Challenge is open to everyone, but only students enrolled in high school, college/university, graduate school, or home schooled at the high school level are eligible to win daily prizes, accumulate points, and apply for the PGC Finals. Registration can be as an individual or in groups of up to four. Participants must be 16 years old by November 1, 2018 to be eligible to be a PGC Finalist.
The PGC Finals coalesce up to 16 student leaders selected from the global pool of PGC challengers. Finalists are chosen based on points accrued, number of challenge wins, depth and breadth of engagement, quality of work, creativity, a final exam and video recap of their 30-day journey. This group is then flown to San Francisco to attend a four-day eco-summit from November 15-18, 2018. There, finalists share their PGC experiences, collaborate with peers and esteemed eco leaders and work with mentors to develop platforms for social action around key global challenges.
On the last day of the PGC Finals, each finalist presents their 30-day experience before a panel of esteemed judges. The judges will name one finalist as the PGC 2018 Champion. The winner receives an extraordinary Grand Prize package valued at more than $10,000 as well as the opportunity to take a leadership role with Turning Green going forward.
Campus Reps are our lifeline in the field and across the country. They stand for our beliefs and advocate for conscious living in their communities. They take what we do and amplify it at their school, engaging students to sign up for PGC.
How do these student eco-heroes do it? We send them everything they need to promote PGC and recruit interested students to participate! We even send really awesome eco-product samples to use as incentives to get people talking. Our Campus Reps belong to our community of committed change-makers, and we support them in every way. Care to join? We would love to have you!
Reps have the unique opportunity to host a PGC Sign-Up Event. TG provides flyers, info packets, and more to help you advocate on your campus and recruit interested students to participate. We also send awesome eco-product samples (thanks to our great partners) for Reps to use as incentives to get people talking. Campus Reps belong to our community of committed changemakers, and we support them in all they do.
Care to join us? We would love to have you!