Green University 2013!
We have just wrapped up Green University 2013 at Marin Country Day School in Marin County, CA. Green U 2013 brought together 15 students from around the country and Bogota Columbia, for a weekend of inspiration, wisdom and memories. On Saturday, finalists were able to hear from a distinguished panel of speakers this year including Annie Leonard from Story of Stuff Project, David Lannon from Whole Foods Market, Debbie Raphael from the California Department of Toxic Substances Control, Anna Cummins of 5 Gyres, and many others. Sunday was used to develop action campaigns focusing around zero waste campuses and non-gmo cafeterias.
On Sunday the students gave their final presentations. These 8 minute talks allowed the judges to feel how the Project Green Challenge experience had changed each challenger and impacted their lives.
After a series of incredible presentations the judges selected Maddie Welsch from Skidmore College as our PGC 2013 Champion, Megan Fuerst from The Ohio State University as out PGC 2013 Runner Up, and Bethany Bauer from Albuquerque Academy as our Honorable Mention.
Congratulations to all the PGC 2013 Challenge Finalists. Their passion, hard work and dedication to conscious living are truly inspiring.
More recap, videos and photos to follow soon!
Project Green Challenge 2014
Teens Turning Green will launch the Fourth Annual Project Green Challenge, a 30 day global initiative during the month of October. This powerful, diverse and far reaching movement is a call to action for high school and college students, to raise awareness about conscious living, informed consumption, and the collective impact of individual actions, to sustain a healthy and just planet.
PGC 2013 engaged 2,700+ students representing 407 campuses in 50 states, and 30 countries. With this initiative as the impetus, powerful, dynamic, and passionate young eco leaders are emerging worldwide.
Click here to sign up for Project Green Challenge 2014!
Check out the following opportunities to get involved:
- Sign up to participate here
- Sign up to be a TTG Campus Rep if you want a leadership position.
– Work with us to engage PGC participation on your campus and host a PGC Sign Up event
- Work with us as an intern during the school year or in the summer to help develop PGC 2014.
- Click here to fill out an application.
How it Works
Sign up to be a participant if you are in high school, college, or graduate school any place in the world.
Starting on October 1, 2014, all students who have signed up to participate will receive an email on that day with the challenge content and every day thereafter until October 30. Participants will take on a new challenge each day, focused on inspiring youth to transition from conventional to conscious living by taking simple, fun, and high impact steps to impact personal lifestyle, school campuses, and local communities. Challenges each have a unique theme; from food to body, fitness to labeling, style to fair trade … and four levels of engagement (Green, Greener, Greenest, Extra Credit). Participants share their responses to challenge tasks with direct uploads of photos, videos, and text to the PGC site, as well as posting on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest boards.
Points for each challenge are accrued by participants and posted on a leader board with a chance to win eco prizes for the 20 outstanding daily submissions. (check out PGC 2013 here)
Challenges are delivered by email to registered participants at 4 am PST each morning and posted on projectgreenchallenge.com for 24 hours. Participants complete the challenge tasks each day during that time frame working to become informed and active global citizens.
Challenges and all supporting resources, tips, facts, glossary, and Green Guide are available for deeper engagement.
PGC 2014 participants who complete the 30-day Challenge will be invited to apply for the challenge finals, called Green U. Up to 16 finalists from the global collective of participants will be selected to attend this three-day eco summit in late November hosted in Marin County, Calfornia CA, north of San Francisco.
Those selected will be flown to Green U and have the opportunity to learn from and interact with esteemed eco leaders, present experiences from their 30-day experience, and work together to create innovative platforms for action to be grounded on their campuses globally in 2015.
A panel of judges will select the Project Green Challenge 2014 Champion. The winner will receive a one-of-a-kind Grand Prize package and the opportunity to work alongside other PGC challengers and Teens Turning Green staff in the coming year.
If you would like to sign up for PGC 2014, click here.
If you would like to take on a leadership role at your school as PGC Campus Rep throughout 2014, click here.
If you are interested in a TTG internship opportunity please click here.
Click above to find out about Project Green Challenge 2014 including how you can participate, be a Campus Rep, or intern.