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, 2021, Project Green Challenge (PGC) seeks to educate, empower, and mobilize students globally around climate action, public health, sustainability, social justice and advocacy. This powerful and diverse 30-day call to action aims to touch lives, shift mindsets, and equip students with knowledge, resources and mentorship to lead change on campuses and communities worldwide.
WHAT TO EXPECT
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, creative and written content uploaded on the PGC site, as well as across social platforms; Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Up to twenty 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 2021 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 31, 2021 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 20 -21, 2021 and then will be flown to San Francisco to attend a three-day eco-summit from April 22-24, 2022 (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 2021 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.
CLIMATE ACTION PROJECTS
The PGC 2020 Finalists excelled in the 10th Annual 30-day global challenge — and continued to ideate, develop, adapt and successfully implement Climate Action Projects against a background of unprecedented times in 2021. Read about the massive impact of these young people with projects and changemaker trajectories that have only just begun, ranging from climate literacy to cleanups, community gardens to exploring the outdoors, composting to local ethical businesses, educating kids to energy efficiency, pollinators to cafeterias, upcycling to solar, workshops to entire courses.