Conscious College Road Tour
We’re bringing a conscious lifestyle movement to college campuses!
Turning Green has postponed the annual Conscious College Road Tour that takes place each spring (from March to May). Due to COVID-19 this program is on hold. Our student-driven nonprofit is driving other programs with a proven inspiration-education-action model to benefit students, the environment and campus sustainability goals, while prioritizing public health and safety.
WHAT TO EXPECT
The Conscious College Road Tour features two key components: The Conscious Lifestyle Expo is a tabling exhibition featuring seven sustainable lifestyle themes (footprint, food, fashion, body, zero waste, clean, balance), table displays, info boards and ethical samples from our partners. This demonstration event is held in a well-populated area on campus. The Town Hall is an evening dinner bringing together students, faculty, and staff to demonstrate how to affect positive change on college campuses.
- The Conscious Lifestyle Expo
- 8:00 – 11:00 am: Set up
- 11:00 am – 3:00 pm: Conscious Lifestyle Expo
- Volunteers teach the campus community about conscious living through peer-to-peer education, engaging students with info boards, product sampling, hands-on demos, activities, and in-depth conversations.
- 3:00 – 4:30 pm: Breakdown
- Town Hall
- 4:30 – 6:00 pm: Set up
- 5:00 pm: Make dinner and set up buffet
- 6:00 – 8:30 pm: Town Hall
- 8:30 – 9:00 pm: Breakdown
TOUR STOPS (2019)
- March 18 – The George Washington University, Washington, DC
- March 25 – Auburn University, Montgomery, AL
- March 27 – University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
- March 28/29 – The College of Idaho, Caldwell, ID
- April 1 – Champlain College, Burlington, VT
- April 3 – University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
- April 8 – Towson University, Towson, MD
- April 10 – Penn State, State College, PA
- April 10 – University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS
- April 16 – Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI
- April 18 – Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
- April 24 – University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
- April 29 – Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY
The CCRT relies on Campus Reps to make each stop successful. Filling out a CCRT application automatically signs you up as a Campus Rep if your school is selected. Prior to applying, Campus Reps should think about the optimal date for the event and locations for both the Conscious Information Station and the Town Hall. Check out our full Campus Rep checklist and other resources. See full checklist HERE!
Q: Who hosts the event? A: The Turning Green team working with campus reps, student volunteers, faculty, and staff at each participating school.
Q: When does it take place? A: March through May on college campuses
Q: How should we describe the CCRT to our clubs, schools, etc. A: Turning Green is hosting its 9th Road Tour and visited over 140 campuses. This program is a super fun, informative, and inspiring opportunity to engage tens of thousands of students around key sustainability themes. Our goal is to inform and mobilize the next generation of leaders to work together to vision a healthy, just and thriving planet for all.
Q: How can Campus Reps become more deeply involved with Turning Green after the CCRT? A: Campus Reps are mentored to become peer-to-peer educators and on-campus advocates as they prepare for and host the CCRT. As program alumni, Reps may apply to serve on Turning Green’s Student Advisory Board and/or for a summer or year round internship.
Q: How will I ensure that the tour stop at my campus will be impactful and meaningful to other students? A: Turning Green relies on Campus Reps to ensure that each event is productive and impactful on their campus. Prior to arriving at each school, Turning Green will work with Reps to prepare them for the CCRT event. Information packets about each of the key themes at the tabling event will be provided to help volunteers prepare to teach it forward.
Q: Why do we need so many volunteers? A: It takes a village! Plus experience has shown that the more engaged and connected the volunteer teams, the better the events runs and the more informed students there are on each campus.
VIDEOS + TESTIMONIALS
“It was awesome seeing students’ eyes light up after learning about reducing waste and being more environmentally conscious. I learned a lot from walking around the different tables; I think overall, what I learned most was to question everything as much as I can and always strive to be better and more sustainable.” Jay, CCRT 2019 Host, Student, University of Mississippi
“CCRT was a wonderful experience. It educated and inspired our students in a way that I hadn’t seen before.” Deanne, CCRT 2019 Host, Staff, Auburn University Montgomery