Elevating Emerging Climate Leaders Across the Globe
Project Green Course is a climate initiative designed to empower Undergraduate, Graduate, and Ph.D. students around the world to become catalysts for positive environmental transformation on their campuses and in their communities. Through mobilizing a global network of changemakers, Project Green Course influences direct action toward a healthy, just, and resilient future for people and the planet.
Meet the Cohort
An inaugural class of emerging leaders from around the world attended the 15-week program, meeting twice a week for live sessions. One session engaged with leading climate experts and visionary speakers, and the other implemented skills-building workshops which helped students hone personal project offerings designed to address an environmental concern. Each session broadens perspectives on key environmental and social justice topics, illustrates the intersections vital to this work, and sharpens critical thinking, leadership, communication, and professional skills — to propel agents of change with passion, purpose, and power. PGCourse facilitates deep discussion, meaningful reflection, and solutions-based thinking to activate voices and actualize potential.
These learnings are put into practice through students’ self-created Climate Action Projects (CAPs), designed to impact ongoing environmental issues in their communities. Each PGCourse participant receives financial and social support for their CAP, gaining advice from staff, students, and speakers throughout the program. As a result, students have the freedom to create their own environmental passion projects, right in their backyard.
Academic Advisory Board
“Access to high quality education moves people from one stage of life to another. Once you can read and write you are empowered to know more, grow and develop an informed perspective of the world.” – Yaw Agyeman Boafo, Ph.D, University of Ghana
Project Green Course Curriculum
Sanjana Acharya, PGCourse Participant
“About a year ago I was sent a link to Project Green Course via my university, and I honestly didn’t think too much about it when I signed up… Little did I know, I was embarking on a course and project that would be the most meaningful thing in my life so far.”
Grace Leary, PGCourse TA
“In a time where internships are few and far between, and when limited to what we can do from little boxes on our screens, Turning Green was a light in the dark. Despite being miles away, even continents away, from everyone, I was able to make connections, gain experience, and most importantly, be a part of a larger movement of environmental action and education.”
Danja Dipokarto, PGCourse Participant
“You have given me the opportunity of a lifetime, meeting people from all over the world, opening my eyes and expanding my horizons to what the world could be, and giving me the motivation to do something that I had never thought I was able to do at my age!”
What you change, changes you.
Through their projects, participants in Project Green Course become accomplished environmental leaders ready to cultivate solutions for our time. In 2024, the program will continue to cultivate the wisdom and leadership necessary for the long-haul collective movement-building that reaches far beyond what any single project can accomplish alone.