PGC Conscious College Road Tour 2013 (March 28 to May 1)
The Road Tour is a cross-country bike, fly, drive adventure, led by the Teens Turning Green team, that will include visits at 10-12 college campuses across the United States. The Tour is designed to inform, inspire, and prompt change around a more conscious college lifestyle experience through a multifaceted approach.
Freshman Green 15 (FG15) (March to September)
The Freshman Green 15 Project is a campaign designed to introduce incoming freshman to a sustainable college lifestyle. Through a list of 15 Eco Tips, a Back to School Green Packing List, and a Freshman 15 Survival Kit, students will have the tools to begin their conscious college experience from day one of freshman year. This project is a collaboration between upperclassmen, school personnel, and incoming freshman to engage students in sustainable action throughout freshman year and beyond. FG15 will be further developed during the road tour to launch during freshman orientation, Fall Semester, 2013.
Project Green Spa: Live Life Consciously (February to May)
Project Green Spa is an interactive on campus student hosted event to inform, educate, demonstrate, and inspire a conscious change in the daily use of body care products. Twelve schools will be selected to host events on their campuses based on a written application. TTG will support these events with a Conscious Collection of ethical products that will travel school-to-school from February through May. Schools are invited to fill out an application in order to participate on the TTG website. Once applications are received and reviewed, schools will be selected on a first come first serve basis.
ReStyled: A Conscious Approach to Fashion (February to May)
The ReStyled Collection will travel school to school and includes looks from eco-designers, repurposed and upcycled items, second-hand and recycled styles, as well as swapped and shared pieces. The goal of this event is for students to host ethical fashion events that will inspire their peers to rethink daily wardrobe choices. Ten to fifteen schools will be selected to host a ReStyled event, based on an application and interview. Selections will be made on a first come basis.
Menu for Change: A Student’s Guide to Conscious Eating (March launch)
This comprehensive guide for college students, will include a collection of simple, economical, healthy, and delicious recipes to fuel the conscious lifestyle of college students! It will feature a list of essential ingredients; a guide for which labels to seek out; and tips for how to eat “green” on a student budget (<$2/serving). The book will also highlight great resources, national school food initiatives, and innovative food-related events that students can host on their campuses to further inspire, inform, and mobilize around ethical food practices.
ProjectGreenDorm.com (May to September)
This PGD program is designed to inspire students to green their packing list and college lifestyle as they prepare for school. The Green Packing Checklist, Conscious Collection of Essentials and the PGD Green Dorm Makeover Contest will make the process really fun, simple, and ecofabulous!
Project Green Challenge 2013 (August to November) | GreenU (December)
The 3rd Annual PGC 2013 is a 30 day global call to action for high school and college students to transition from conventional to conscious living during October, 2013. In 2012, PGC 2012 mobilized 2,645 students, representing 464 schools, in 49 states, and 33 countries. Fourteen finalists were selected to attend GreenU in San Francisco. The projects framed at Green U 2012 are being developed with students around the world for 2013 implementation.
TTG is enlisting Campus Reps to help lead the PGC 2013 efforts on their campuses all over the world. Campus Reps will help organize and host PGC Signup events during the Campus Road Tour in the spring and in August and September.
Ethical Paper Challenge (2013 launch)
This initiative will invite schools to transition their use of paper on campus from conventional to 100% recycled PCW. A toolkit will support students to accomplish this goal. Schools will be asked to sign a pledge to show their support.
Additional events, programs, and initiatives will evolve throughout the year in collaboration with students on campuses around the world.