Campus Reps

You are powerful. Yes, YOU. That’s why we love students so much, and team up with them from schools across the country and around the world – to effect widespread tangible change on campuses and in local communities.

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 around the world asked to share our values  around a healthy, just and resilient planet, advocate for conscious living in daily lives, on campuses and in communities, and work with staff on key programs. Reps amplify messaging on their campuses, engage their peers and activate tangible, impactful change, while discovering their power, passion and purpose. 

How do Reps accomplish their tasks?

Reps are tasked with engaging students on their campuses to sign up for Project Green Challenge, host a Conscious College Road Tour (when that resumes), and carry out high-impact projects and campaigns throughout the year with Turning Green. For each of these programs, the TG team will guide you through the process, provide collateral and promotional materials, host Zoom calls to address all questions, supply social media content and ensure you have impactful experiences and feel really good about your work.

Our Campus Reps are vital members of our community of committed changemakers, and we support them in every way.

Want to join?  Sign up below!

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. 

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, 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!

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.