Teens Turning Green will launch its 3rd Annual Project Green Challenge on October 1, 2013. This powerful, diverse and far reaching movement is a global call to action for high school and college students, to raise awareness about conscious living, informed consumption, and the collective impact of individual actions. Our goal is to inspire youth to transition from conventional to conscious living, take action, and sustain a healthy, just planet.
PGC 2012 engaged over 2,600 students, representing 464 campuses, in 49 states (missing Arkansas!!), and 33 countries. It was an extraordinary month. We are watching powerful, dynamic, passionate young leaders emerging worldwide. We can’t wait to see how participants embrace PGC 2013 in their own lives, schools, and communities!
Click here to see the PGC 2012 Finalists and watch their final presentations! They are amazing.
There are three ways of getting involved:
- You can sign up to participate here
- You can sign up to be a TTG Campus Rep and work with us to engage PGC participation on your campus, host events, and if you choose, to get involved in our TTG Program in Spring
- Work with us as an intern during the school year or in the summer. Click here to fill out an application
How it Works
Starting on October 1, all students who have signed up to participate in PGC 2013 will get a daily email with the challenge for that day. Participants engage in simple daily challenges, spanning the month of October, to empower students with actionable steps to impact their personal lives, campuses, and local communities. Each challenge day has a unique theme; body, food, fair trade, zero waste … and participants accrue points and a chance to win daily prizes for their submissions. (take a look at PGC 2012 here so you get an idea of the Challenge!)
Daily challenges are delivered by email to registered participants at 4 am PST each morning with the challenge hosted on projectgreenchallenge.com. Challenges will be posted for 24 hours and participants will be asked to complete the Challenge tasks in that time. There are up to four challenge opportunities at varying levels of engagement each day. It is up to the participants to chose as many as they would like. The goal is to become informed and active citizens of the world. For challenge you upload content, accrue points for each submission completed, and 20 students per day will win awesome prize packages for their work. The challenges and all supporting resources, tips, facts, glossary, and Green Guide are available for deeper engagement.
PGC 2013 participants who complete the 30-day Challenge will be invited to apply for the Challenge Finals, named Green University. Up to 12 finalists from the global collective of participants will be selected to attend this three-day eco summit from November 29 – December 1 in the Bay Area.
Finalists will be flown to Green U in San Francisco where they will have the opportunity to learn from and interact with esteemed eco leaders, present experiences from the 30-day Challenge, and work together to create innovative platforms for social action. This new slate of projects will be further developed by the students and mentors and implemented by Teens Turning Green, partners, and youth nationwide in 2014.
A panel of judges will select the Project Green Challenge 2013 Champion. The winner will receive a one-of-a-kind Grand Prize and the opportunity to work alongside other Challengers with Teens Turning Green and partners in the coming year. Finalists will also each receive a great prize package. The prize list will be posted in May 2013. Take a look here at what Grayson won from our very generous team of PGC Partners this past year!
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