Turning Green programs mobilize youth around climate justice, environmental sustainability and public health. With powerful solutions-oriented programs, scalable campus and community initiatives, and strong leadership and mentorship opportunities, we prompt the transition from conventional to conscious in collaboration with academia, businesses, organizations, scientists, media, policy makers, and local and global partners.
Project Green Challenge
PGC is a powerful, diverse call to action with 30 days of eco–themed challenges each October to shift mindsets and equip students with knowledge, resources and mentorship to lead change on campuses and in communities. Through conscious living, informed consumption, and individual and collective action, Challengers envision and work toward a future in which they can thrive — with over 300,000 participants and counting. Sign up for the 12th annual PGC this October!
Project Green Course
PGCourse is an interactive, interdisciplinary virtual course for undergraduate, Master’s and PhD students from around the world to explore climate, health and advocacy. Emerging leaders engage with and learn from each other, academics, speakers, mentors, and innovators. The 15-week independent study curriculum broadens perspectives, illustrates intersections vital to this work, and sharpens critical thinking, leadership, communication and professional skills.
Turning Green Classroom
TGClassroom is an interactive, educational web platform for younger students, teachers and families learning both in classrooms and remotely. With simple, fun, impactful activities and resources, students of all ages and backgrounds dive into activities to deepen and act on eco knowledge, teachers leverage and share lesson plans for in-person or virtual curriculum, and parents engage kids in a hands-on, meaningful way to become champions for a just, healthy life and world.
Conscious College Road Tour
CCRT is a unique, interactive event on campuses nationwide that engages students, provides hands-on learning, centers consumer and advocacy solutions, and prompts behavior change to transition from conventional to conscious living — through an educational Conscious Lifestyle Expo with tabling and climate action-focused Town Hall Meeting with diverse stakeholders. The Road Tour visits pre-selected colleges each spring, and may be postponed and/or employ a hybrid model pending Covid.
Conscious Kitchen addresses food equity, education, and access by shifting the paradigm around school food service, while cultivating a local, ecological food system, and building nutrition literacy into meals. Through a collaborative, replicable approach, CK partners with schools and communities to break the cycle of conventional, packaged, overly processed food, transitioning to meals based on 5 foundational attributes: fresh, local, organic, seasonal and nutritious. CK activates school kitchens as hubs for community resilience, while nourishing the minds and bodies of the next generation. The program has met rising student and community need amid the pandemic by sourcing, packing and distributing over 10.7 million pounds of organic food for 18.7 million meals for children, directly investing over $17 million into local economies and organic food businesses. shifting proteins, grains, dairy, produce and other ingredients for up to 644,000 meals per week. With school back in session, CK is developing and successfully implementing a viable organic supply chain for institutional purchasing and strengthening organic procurement systems for school districts to benefit students, farmers and soils.