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“Do not look the other way; do not hesitate. Recognize that the world is hungry for action, not words.
Act with courage and vision.” – Nelson Mandela
Imagine dropping a tiny pebble into a still pond. What happens? That one small drop sets off a series of ripples that grow larger and larger, emanating outward until they span the entire pond. You are that pebble. You can have that kind of impact simply by standing up, speaking out, and living a life that aligns with your values, as you have learned throughout Project Green Challenge.
Over the past 25 days, you have seen that every action has various impacts, positive and negative, that reach far beyond the original or intended purpose. Consider the transition in your own life since the start of PGC through education and mindful action. How have you changed? Who have you inspired? What have you learned about your inner power to be a changemaker? How have seen yourself prompt shifts in your community?
With dedication, intention, and passion for people and planet, YOU, one person, fuel change all around you.
Now, it’s time to take all that you have learned to inspire tangible, actionable change on your campus and in your community. Take your PGC experience one step further and develop a climate action project.
To be considered for the PGC Finals, you MUST participate in the next four challenge days and develop a climate action project proposal. But ALL are welcome to continue to learn and engage as treasured PGC Participants!
What is a climate action project?
A climate action project is a plan to make tangible change people and our planet on your campus or in your community.
You have been preparing for this throughout PGC! Think back to the challenges where you were asked to create a project proposal or investigate your school’s practices. In particular, reflect on the School Challenge. What were areas of improvement you recognized? Here is a bit of inspiration in the form of project examples:
Your project must:
Up to 16 PGC participants will be selected as PGC Finalists to attend the PGC Finals from November 20-24, 2019 in San Francisco, California. PGC Finalists will be given the opportunity to work with a group of mentors from November 2019 to May 2020 to help bring the climate action projects to life.
Before you dive into a project idea, take some time to reflect on the past 30 days.
First, be sure to thoroughly read today’s challenge overview.
Next, reflect on the past month. Which daily themes really inspired you? What issues caught your attention? What do you care passionately about?
Post a simple depiction of that on the social media platform of your choice and tag @TurningGreenOrg and use hashtag #PGC2019.
Upload a PDF document with your responses. Please include your name (or team name), username, email address, and school.
Now that you’ve reflected on the most memorable themes, it’s time to take the next step. PGC has equipped you with the tools you need to create change… so what now?
Your next task is to develop three potential project ideas that you would be interested in implementing.
Share a brief outline of each project. Think about the logistics, long term feasibility, and impact. Create a pro and con list for each.
*Once you’ve created this list, take time over the next few days to consider which project may work best. Talk to other students, staff, faculty, or administration to get outside opinions. The Greenest challenge has an extended deadline to give you time to consider!*
Upload a PDF document with your response. Please include your name (or team name), username, email address and school.
Due 10/29 at 6am PT. Up to 200 points will be awarded for excellent work.
If you think you can accomplish something, you can! If you think you are a changemaker, you are! If you lead with intention and purpose, your actions will be far-reaching and powerful. Mindsets are powerful. We want you to see yourself as a climate changemaker, because you are (and we certainly see you that way)!
Select one project from the Greener challenge that you feel most drawn to further develop into a climate action project. The others can be back up projects for unexpected roadblocks you may face (it’s all a learning process!) or ideas to be brought to life later by you or others!
Now that you have selected a focus, develop an in-depth outline of your climate action project. Construct a detailed project overview describing how you would implement this idea. Think about an inspiring, bold, actionable, impactful project that will have a lasting positive effect on your campus and community.
Answer the following questions:
Upload a PDF document with your project plan. Please include your name (or team name), username, email address and school.