Project Green Challenge

Project Green Challenge (PGC) is a powerful and diverse call to action for college and high school students around the world.

It takes 30 days to break a habit, but how about to change the world? PGC aims for both. Through 30 days of environmentally themed challenges, PGC transforms mindset, habits and practices from conventional to conscious. We go further to challenge and arm them with tools to become active advocates for good in their community. This creates the ripple effect across society that helps change the world!

Since its beginning in 2011, PGC has engaged over 30,000 students directly and tens of millions indirectly, on more than 2400 campuses, 50 states and 45 countries.


Your October mornings get a little more exciting with daily emails that deliver the Challenge content right to your inbox. Challenges are top secret until the day-of and remain live for 24 hours.

There are four levels of engagement for the Challenges: Green, for those who are just trying to learn a little somethin’; Greener and Greenest. Extra Credit options are an added bonus, for all those ambitious people out there. Participants receive points for each submission and awesome eco-prize packages are awarded daily (thanks to our incredible partners). Basically, it’s a lot of action and even more reward! 

Being the millennials that we are, we’ll also ask you to share photos, videos, and content across social media platforms. Overall, you can expect a fun, inspiring, and totally mobilized month – we know we always do!



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 16-19, 2017. Each finalist will receive an Eco Deluxe Lifestyle Package and will be eligible to win the PGC 2017 win the 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, 2017 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 16-19, 2017. 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 2017 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!