“I do not allow myself to be overcome by hopelessness, no matter how tough the situation. I believe that if you just do your little bit without thinking of the bigness of what you stand against, if you turn to the enlargement of your own capacities, just that itself creates new potential.”
– Vandana Shiva Environmentalist, Scholar, and Anti-globalization Author
You made it! Today marks the final challenge of PGC 2017, and the beginning of your life as an agent for change. Your work has been a tremendous source of inspiration for all of us at Turning Green. Over the past 30 days, you have transitioned from conventional YOU to conscious YOU and through that, you have inspired your friends, families, schools and communities on this journey. YOU are a changemaker and your transformation has been extraordinary to witness.
But your quest to change the world is only just beginning. Where will you go from here? What will you take with you from this experience? For some, your next big step will be the PGC Finals. Others may work with with Turning Green as Campus Reps, Student Advisory Board members, Conscious College Road Tour hosts, or other opportunities. How will you continue to live a life of intention and what will your role be in healing our planet? These are questions to contemplate as you journey forward.
Before you get started on making even bigger waves, we want to thank you for your dedication, magnificent work, creativity, passion, and perseverance over this past month. Thank you for refusing to accept status quo, for opening yourself to the possibilities of cultivating a healthy and just planet, and for being willing to change the course.
You are our hope, and after this month, we can say with great certainty that our future is bright indeed.
With gratitude from the TG Team
Think about yourself pre-PGC, just 30 days ago, and think about who you are today. How has your perception of the world shifted? Are you making different choices? How have you engaged those around you? How have you changed?
We want you to assess just how far you’ve come. On Day 1 you took the PGC Entry Survey. Now we are asking you to take the PGC Exit Survey to assess the impact that 30 days of new found wisdom can have on an individual, particularly those who are ready to shift the paradigm.
Please upload a PDF document telling us that you’ve completed the survey. Please include your name (or team name), username, email address, and school.
Getting to Know YOU
The Greener, Greenest and Extra Credit challenges are intended for students who are applying for the PGC 2017 Finals. In order to be considered, you are agreeing to THESE rules. You must be able to travel to San Francisco on your own for the PGC Finals on these dates: 11/15 – 11/20, 2017. Turning Green staff will select the most appropriate flight. You must be 16 years old by November 1, 2017 and enrolled as a student in high school, college or grad school. If you are NOT applying for the PGC Finals, please do NOT complete the rest of the challenges.
We would like to get to know you better.
Introduce us to the new, conscious you!
Put together your PGC portfolio:
Upload a PDF document with your responses. A jpeg of your head shot and full body shot should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name (or team name), username, email address, and school.
And now (drum roll) …
Please complete the PGC 2017 Final Exam – a series of questions that are key to your PGC Finals application.
Please upload a PDF document telling us that you’ve completed the Final Exam. Please include your name (or team name), username, email address, and school.
Due on 10/31 at 6am PT. We will award up to 250 bonus points based on the discretion of the PGC Judges.
As we mentioned in the instructions, an important component of your final exam is a reflective video (maximum 5 minutes in length) – highlighting your PGC experience. Be as creative as you can. We want to feel the power and passion of these 30 days and what they meant to you.
Create your reflective video. Be as creative as you can. We want to feel the power and passion of these 30 days and what they meant to you.
You will have until 6 am PT on Tuesday, October 31 to complete and upload your video Be brilliant!
Please upload a pdf document that includes a link to your YouTube video. Please include your name (or team name), username, email address, and school.