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. The 12th annual global initiative occurs each October, and 2022 has now come to a close! We want to honor the brilliant work accomplished by thousands of participants from over 700 schools in 48 states and 68 countries.

This powerful and diverse call to action features 30 days of environmentally-themed challenges that change 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.

Congratulations to the PGC 2022 Finalists, 14 outstanding young leaders from six nations selected from the pool of PGC participants based on points, depth and breadth of engagement, number of challenge wins, quality of work, a final exam, and video recap of their 30-day journey. Read all about these next generation changemakers!

This year’s PGC Finals took place from November 17 – 20 in San Francisco, California — a transformational, all-expenses-paid eco summit that brings together like-minded peers with an esteemed group of eco leaders, speakers, mentors, ambassadors and partners to support, equip and propel Finalists with the tools, resources and know-how to rise as leaders with their Climate Action Projects (CAPs). From December 2022 to April 2023, Finalists work with teams of mentors to further develop CAPs, before presenting virtually in April, when a PGC Champion is named and receives a $5,000 Acure Green Award and grand prize package.

Since launching in 2011, PGC has built a movement of powerful young leaders, engaging over 328,559 students directly and tens of millions indirectly on over 14,101 campuses in 50 states and 169 countries. We invite you to join us for PGC 2023 and together heal the planet!

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