Project Green Challenge
Each October, Project Green Challenge (PGC) educates, empowers, and mobilizes students globally around climate action, public health, sustainability, social justice and advocacy. This powerful 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
Every 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. 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. Finalists will receive Eco Deluxe Lifestyle Packages and will be eligible to win the PGC 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 the end of October to be eligible to win prizes and to be selected as a PGC Finalist.
The PGC Finals coalesce around 14 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 attends the PGC Finals summit in November in the San Francisco Bay Area. 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 before a panel of esteemed judges, who then name the PGC 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
PGC Finalists ideate, develop and successfully implement Climate Action Projects in the months following PGC. Read about the massive impact of the 2020 CAPs and 2021 CAP 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, and much more.