Project Green Challenge, is a powerful and diverse call to action raising awareness about conscious living, informed consumption, and the collective impact of individual actions. Through 30-days of environmentally themed challenges, PGC provides high school and college students with mentorship, advocacy, and leadership skills. Over its 3-year history this initiative has impacted approximately 10,000 students directly and millions indirectly. PGC and its extension programs, GreenUniversity (a 3-day environmental leadership summit), and the TTG Internship Program, form a year-long platform to build on key sustainability themes introduced during PGC. The goal is to educate students and mobilize change to sustain a healthy and just planet through individual, campus, and large scale action.
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 410 campuses in 50 states, and 30 countries. With this initiative as the impetus, powerful, dynamic, and passionate young eco leaders are emerging worldwide.
Sign up for Project Green Challenge 2014!
There are more opportunities to get involved in a leadership capacity:
- Become a Campus Rep; work with us to engage PGC participation on your campus and host a Sign Up event
-Enter the PGC 2014 Video Contest! Send us a 30-60 second video showing us what “conventional to conscious” means to you, and you could win more than $500 in prizes and be featured as the official PGC 2014 promotional video!
- Work with us as an intern during the school year or in the summer to help develop PGC.
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, 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 last year’s PGC 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 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 the Bay Area, California.
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 the coming year.
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.
Learn about Project Green Challenge, signing up, being a Campus Rep and more!