Each October, Project Green Challenge (PGC) informs, inspires and mobilizes high school, college, and graduate students worldwide focused on climate action, public health, social justice and advocacy.
This powerful and diverse call to action features 30 days of environmentally-themed challenges that touch lives, shift mindsets, and equip students with knowledge, resources and mentorship to lead change on campuses and in communities. Through conscious living, informed consumption, and individual and collective climate action, PGC participants are challenged to envision and work toward the healthy, just, resilient planet and future in which they can thrive — for eleven years and counting.
Each day during October, a uniquely themed challenge is delivered to registered participants in email at 6am Pacific Time and remains live for 24 hours. Students complete bold actions, upload deliverables, acquire points on a leaderboard and in the process, help heal the planet. Submissions tap into students creativity, research skills, out-of-the-box thinking and using their ingenuity with photography, videography, artwork and written content uploaded on the PGC site and @TurningGreenOrg social platforms. The 30-day journey prompts participants to transition to a conscious way of thinking! Theme-related prize packages are awarded daily for outstanding work and submissions.
At the end of the 30 days, up to 14 PGC Finalists will be selected to join Turning Green for a three-day eco summit in November 2022. This in-person event takes place in San Francisco, California, where Finalists present their 30-day journeys and develop frameworks for Climate Action Projects. From December 2022 to April 2023, Finalists work with a team of mentors to develop their Climate Action Projects, before presenting virtually in April, when a PGC Champion is named and receives a $5,000 Acure Green Award.
Since launching in 2011, PGC has built a movement of powerful young leaders, engaging over 321,510 students directly and tens of millions indirectly on 13,397 campuses, 50 states and 164 countries. We invite you to join us and together heal the planet!