Campus Reps

We activate and team up with powerful students across the country and around the world to effect widespread tangible change on campuses and in local communities.

The Turning Green network of Campus Reps learn with and from one another, activate youth in all corners of the planet, and achieve impact through collaboration, programs, research, and mentoring opportunities.

Campus Reps have the unique and exciting opportunity to serve as key student leaders and liaisons between their schools and the Turning Green global team. Reps are our partners and catalysts for change on campuses across the country and world. We share values around caring for a healthy, just, resilient planet and advocate for climate and social justice, public health, intentional choices and conscious living in daily lives, on campuses and in communities.

Campus Reps work to develop, refine and implement key programs with valued input and collaboration among our team, student leadership and alumni, and partners. Reps amplify messaging on their campuses, engage peers, invite students into the movement, and catalyze change, while discovering their power, passion and purpose. We support Reps with ideation, best practices, campaign building, wide-ranging personal and professional support, and bringing their student-driven environmental initiatives to fruition.

Reps are tasked with engaging students on their campuses to:
– Sign up for Project Green Challenge
– Share the Project Green Course application
– Host the
Conscious College Road Tour (when it resumes)
– Carry out high-impact projects and campaigns throughout the year with Turning Green

Turning Green supports, connects, mentors, empowers and builds capacity among students across campuses. The TG team will guide you through all processes, pair students with student and professional mentors, provide collateral and promotional materials, host Zoom calls to brainstorm and address questions, supply communications and social media content, and ensure you have impactful, successful experiences and feel good about your work. Reps often have opportunities to work with our business, non-profit and media partners to further develop skills and propel professional journeys.

Campus Reps are vital members of our Turning Green community of committed change makers, and we support them in every way — for seventeen years and counting.

Want to join?  Sign up below!

 

FALL SEMESTER
During Fall semester, Reps are tasked with developing a campus-wide plan to engage students in Project Green Challenge with the support of our Campus Rep Coordinator. We ask all Reps to host a PGC Sign-up event to raise awareness among their peers and prompt participation.  
 
Join us as a Campus Rep for Turning Green’s 12th annual sustainability initiative, Project Green Challenge!
We educate, empower  and mobilize students across the globe to rise as next generation environmental leaders.
Goals:
  • Engage thousands of students on your campus in changemaking
  • Promote PGC through social platforms, email, and tabling
  • Host a Campus Sign up event (College students only)
Details:
  • Reach: We recruit, equip and collaborate with campus reps on hundreds of college and high school campuses to inspire thousands of PGC sign ups.  
  • Promotional tabling / campus engagement activities: Campus Reps share the TG mission, info about PGC, partners, and share samples, products and materials at the tabling events
  • Product samples: Turning Green partners provide ethical product samples that are shipped directly to Reps to give out at tabling events. We offer the opportunity to host a tabling event to the first 30 campuses who sign up and fill out the application. They are super fun and impactful!
  • Outreach: As a Campus Rep your task is to engage with students at your school and inspire them to sign up for Project Green Challenge. Tactics that have been successful are tabling, posting flyers, creating social media graphics, designing a chalk art display, and more!
  • Time commitment: Flexible depending on your schedule
What we ask of all Campus Reps:
    • Attend an orientation meeting
    • Host a PGC Sign up event on campus (first 30 college reps who apply)
    • Communicate with students who sign up to keep them excited and motivated

What Turning Green offers to our Campus Reps:

    • Our Campus Rep Coordinator will host weekly optional Zoom calls to build professional skills
    • Learn leadership techniques to activate students on your campus

We are very excited for you to join us! Together, we can mobilize students across the globe to take on the challenge of climate action!

Questions? Email emily@turninggreen.org or info@turninggreen.org

SPRING SEMESTER

Reps have priority when we select schools to visit for the Conscious College Road Tour (CCRT). We visit up to 16 campuses (on hold pending Covid restrictions) and host an extraordinary, two-part sustainability event focused on conscious living and campus action. Reps are responsible for gathering a team of student volunteers to help run the event, develop a project idea to explore during the Town Hall dinner, and spread the word about the CCRT far and wide to prompt participation. 

Reps also help spread the word about Project Green Course to engage students from across the globe in this 15-week course starting in late August. Project Green Course is an interactive, interdisciplinary virtual course for Undergrads, Master’s and PhD students to explore climate and social justice, sustainability, advocacy, and public health. 

YEAR ROUND

Throughout the year, TG works alongside Campus Reps providing great resources for productive and successful events and opportunities with our partners. We help draft email blasts to reach out to student organizations and key stakeholders, create flyers to promote our programs, write social media posts to help spread the word, and more! 

PROJECT GREEN CHALLENGE

Campus Reps share information about PGC with students, clubs, faculty and administration at their school to engage student participation.

Reps have the opportunity to host a tabling event to inspire students to sign up for PGC and to educate about sustainability themes from zero waste to food, fashion to energy, fair trade to water. The first 30 schools who apply to host a PGC Sign–up event (pending Covid restrictions) will receive product samples so students can try them and learn about ethical brands. Turning Green will provide information packets so reps can become experts and share their wisdom with their peers.

CCRT

(postponed pending Covid regulations)

Conscious College Road Tour is a seven-week cross country journey to sixteen college campuses across the country. The CCRT informs students about a variety of sustainability themes, empowers them to create tangible change in life and on campus, and mobilizes them around a student-led sustainability project on campus.

Campus Reps help TG coordinate the two key components of this event.

  1. The Conscious Information Station, a tabling exhibition featuring seven lifestyle themes (footprint, food, fashion, body, zero waste, clean, living space), table displays, info boards, and ethical product samples to give away. This demonstration event is held in a well-populated area on campus.
  2. Town Hall dinner gathers students, faculty, and staff to develop a sustainability initiative to be implemented on campus.
RESOURCES
WHAT TO EXPECT

We recruit 2-4 Campus Reps at participating schools. Reps work directly with the Turning Green (TG) team to build momentum around our two annual events: Project Green Challenge and Conscious College Road Tour (on hold pending Covid restrictions). 

Fall Semester 

During Fall semester, Reps are tasked with developing a campus-wide plan to engage students in PGC in partnership with our Campus Rep Coordinator. We ask all Reps to host a PGC Sign-up event (pending Covid restrictions) to raise awareness among their peers and encourage PGC participation. TG will send eco-product samples to the first 30 Reps who sign up to host an event to incentivize students to learn more and sign up! As a Rep, one great goal would be to have a student from your school be invited to the PGC Finals in San Francisco – it could even be you! 

Spring Semester:

Reps have priority when we select schools to visit for the Conscious College Road Tour (CCRT). We visit up to 16 campuses (on hold pending Covid restrictions) and host an extraordinary, two-part sustainability event focused on conscious living and campus action. Reps are responsible for gathering a team of student volunteers to help run the event, develop a project idea to explore during the Town Hall dinner, and spread the word about the CCRT far and wide to prompt participation. 

Throughout the year, TG works alongside Campus Reps providing great resources for productive and successful events and opportunities with our partners. We help draft email blasts to reach out to student organizations and key stakeholders, create flyers to promote, write social media posts to help spread the word, and more! 

Because we so appreciate our Campus Reps, there are also great prize incentives throughout the year for reps who go the extra mile. For example, Reps who get at least 100 students to participate in PGC receive an ecofabulous lifestyle package and more!

ALUMNI ADVISORY BOARD

Members of the Alumni Advisory Board serve as Turning Green ambassadors, assist staff in the planning and facilitation of programs and act as though partners and advisors for the organization on all aspects of our work.