Day 30



The Story of Stuff Project


“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


Extra Credit


Due on 10/31 at 6am PT. Green, Greener and Greenest must have been completed by 6am PT on 10.30.17. 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.

Submission Guidelines

  • Please submit all entries as PDFs – no word or pages docs.
  • Please save filenames using the following format: firstname_lastname_challengeday_challengelevel.pdf (ex: kasie_shils_day1_extracredit.pdf)
  • Do not include # or spaces in filenames
  • Please be sure to include all content for your submission in one doc
  • Do not upload a file bigger than 5 MB
  • You will get a confirmation on screen that your submission uploaded correctly (green) or that it failed (red) and to try again.
  • If your total points do not change, your submission did not load correctly and you will have to try again. You can see your point total by opening the Edit Profile tab on the bottom nav bar. Your point total will be at the top of the page.
  • Send any questions you have to
  • Don’t forget to post about the challenge and your learnings/doings on social media and tag us on Facebook @TurningGreen, on Twitter @TurningGreenOrg, and on Instagram @TurningGreenOrg and use #PGC2017.
The deadline for entering this challenge has past.