PGC Conscious College Road Tour 2014
Join TTG for the third annual Conscious College Road Tour, with visits at sixteen (and counting!) pre-selected college and university campuses nationwide. Beginning on March 22, 2014 and running through mid May, the tour is a unique, interactive, hands-on opportunity for students and campus communities to become informed about the benefits and accessibility of transitioning from conventional to conscious living.
What is the Road Tour? TTG hosts a cross-country fly/drive road tour designed to inform, inspire, and mobilize students around conscious lifestyle choices and sustainability initiatives on campuses.
Who is involved? Thousands of students, key administration, and faculty with the TTG team and our partners.
Why are we hitting the road? To bring robust TTG programs to students, faculty, staff and environmental leaders on campuses, and work person–to–person to help develop and support a key sustainability initiative on each campus.
When are we traveling? The tour starts on March 22 and ends on May 6 (TBD).
Where are we heading? The tour is a work in progress. Here are some confirmed stops:
Rice University (Houston, TX) | Virginia Tech University (Blacksburg, VA) | The Ohio State University (Columbus, OH) | Skidmore College (Saratoga Springs, NY) | Columbia College | Barnard (New York, NY) | Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD) | Humboldt State University (Humboldt, CA) | Chico State University (Chico, CA) | Oberlin College (Oberlin, OH) | Skidmore College (Saratoga Springs, NY) | Georgetown University (Washington, DC) | University of Louisville (Louisville, KY)
We are actively accepting applications from schools who would like to be included. If you are interested, please fill out an application here and as well, feel free to contact us by email to further discuss; firstname.lastname@example.org. Please respond to the application as comprehensively as possible. Include information that you think will make a strong case for your school to be selected.
Schools will be notified by March 10 if selected and then planning will begin with the TTG team.
How does it unfold on our campus?
The Road Tour includes two main components. Each is designed to engage and support each school to develop a sustainability project that is actionable on their campus.
The Conscious Information Station An informational tabling event that will be hosted at each campus to inform and inspire a conscious approach to daily lifestyle. The information station will pair the TTG team and student leaders to run the event. The CIS typically takes place from from 11am – 3pm in a central and well-trafficked area of campus. The event offers free demos, product sampling, and tips about conscious living along with a series of informative resource boards that prompt great conversations. It is open to all students, faculty, and staff. Teachers often schedule class visits at the Info Station and follow up with further discussion during class.
Town Hall Meeting The TTG team and student leaders will host a dinner and Town Hall Meeting on each campus to bring together students, faculty, and administrators from diverse campus affiliations for discussion around a key campus sustainability project. The goal of the evening will be to discuss the project, set goals, develop a plan and time line, and assign tasks. TTG will continue working with the student leadership to help bring this project to fruition.
As an option, TTG will work with a few schools on a pilot project called Vision Green that we can discuss further.
Benefits to Schools
– Partner with Teens Turning Green, an organization that works to engage and mobilize thousands of students globally to be the change
– The TTG team will collaborate with and mentor students from each campus to help develop and execute their project
– An opportunity for collaboration with other schools around similar initiatives that TTG will help facilitate
– Support to engage student interest in sustainability projects on their campuses
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