Project Green Challenge

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

Beginning on October 1, 2020, Project Green Challenge (PGC) seeks to inform, inspire and mobilize high school, college, and grad school students globally. This powerful and diverse call to action features 30 days of environmentally–themed challenges. PGC aims to touch lives, shift mindsets, and equip students with knowledge, resources and mentorship to lead change on campuses and communities worldwide.

Through conscious living, informed consumption, and individual and collective action, PGC participants are challenged to envision and work toward a healthy, just, and thriving planet.

Since launching in 2011, this initiative has engaged over 44,000 students directly and tens of millions indirectly, on more than 3,500 campuses in 50 states and 56 countries.


Each day throughout the month of October, a uniquely themed challenge will be delivered to registered PGC participants by email at 6 am Pacific Time. Each challenge will be live for 24 hours inviting participants to complete actions and upload deliverables to acquire points and prizes. Deliverables include photos, videos, and text uploaded on the PGC site, as well as across TG social platforms; Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube. Up to twenty incredible prizes will be awarded daily based on outstanding content.


  Up to 20 PGC participants will be selected each day of the challenge to receive prize prize points to spend in the “PGC Store” 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 19-22, 2020. Each finalist will receive an Eco Deluxe Lifestyle Package and will be eligible to win the PGC 2020 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 October 1, 2020 to be eligible to win prizes and to be selected as 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 will attend a two-day virtual summit November 21 -22, 2020 and then will be flown to San Francisco to attend a three-day eco-summit from April 22-26, 2021 (pending Covid restrictions). There, finalists  share their PGC experiences, collaborate with peers and esteemed eco leaders and present their climate action project around key global challenges. 

On the last day of the PGC Finals, each finalist presents their 30-day experience and climate action project before a panel of esteemed judges. The judges will name one finalist as the PGC 2020 Champion. The winner receives an extraordinary Grand Prize package valued at more than $8,000 as well as the opportunity to take a leadership role with Turning Green going forward.




Campus Reps have the unique and exciting opportunity of serving as key student leaders and liaisons between their schools and the TG national team. They are our partners and catalysts for change on campuses across the country and around the world. They share our values and ethics around a healthy, just and thriving planet, advocate for conscious living in their daily lives, on campuses and in their communities, and work with TG on key programs. Reps amplify messaging about conscious living on their campuses, engage their peers and activate tangible change.    
Want to join us? We would be thrilled!