Day 27

Team

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Please note the following deadlines for the remaining challenges of PGC. If you are interested in applying for the PGC Finals, you must submit all of the following challenges:

OVERVIEW

“The only way forward, if we are going to improve the quality of the environment, is to get everybody involved.” – Richard Rogers, Architect

 

It can be easy to get overwhelmed when looking at the state of our planet, but there is good work happening by many courageous, dedicated individuals and collectives. Stories of innovation, inspiration and solutions rarely make it into mainstream media, yet are happening everywhere, from the largest cities to the most rural settings.

Extraordinary humans across geography, age, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, identity, everything are rising to meet pressing local and global challenges with incredible passion and intention. Economically-viable, scientifically-sound solutions exist and provide an opportunity to create a just, thriving planet. 

While it might sometimes feel like you are the only one fighting to make change against a corrupt and unjust world, this is far from the truth! People on your campus and in your community from all walks of life — with diverse backgrounds, many skill sets and a wealth of life experiences — care deeply about creating a livable future. Go find them!! Together, you can initiate, lead and achieve tangible, impactful change.

Alongside many incredible humans working to create a more ethical world, YOU are the solution. Feel a sense of satisfaction in knowing that you, your voice, your actions are enormously powerful. By wisely assembling a team to assist in your climate action project, you will be able to harness their unique abilities to make the project the best it can be.

But where do we begin? Throughout PGC, you have seen an individual’s ability to accomplish whatever you set your mind to: the power of one. Now, we will extend that to the power of many.

Collaboration is at the root of success. Studies show that groups innovate faster and discover better solutions to problems. They also show that people working in teams tend to achieve better results and report higher job satisfaction. Collaboration can instigate incredible development and ideas! 

In order to benefit from this, one must insure that the correct meld of minds, majors, and backgrounds come together. Today, we want you to build upon the climate action project idea you developed yesterday and coalesce a group of individuals who will help with this plan. 

Let’s get to it!

CHALLENGE

Green

20 POINTS

THINK

A strong team is key to project success. Collaboration incorporates and values new perspectives, providing an opportunity to look at the big picture. Working as a team enables the knowledge, experience and skills of the entire group to be utilized in creating the best possible outcomes.

CHALLENGE

Although you may not have decided on one climate action project yet (or even if you are going to pursue one), it is important to think about the importance of teams. Brainstorm skills that would be important for any activism initiative, whether from fellow students, faculty, staff or community leaders. Who would make up your dream team?

DELIVERABLES

Upload a PDF document with your responses. Please include your name (or team name), username, email address, and school.

Submission Guidelines

  • If you do not see an upload button, you need to log in
  • Submit all entries as PDFs; no Word or Pages documents
  • Be sure to include all content for your submission in one document
  • Save filenames using the following format: firstname_lastname_challengeday_challengelevel_year.pdf (ex: kasie_shils_day1_green_2019.pdf)
  • Do not include # or spaces in filenames
  • Do not upload a file larger than 5 MB
  • You will see a confirmation in green that your submission uploaded correctly; if you do not see this confirmation, please try again
  • If your total points does not change, your submission did not load correctly, please try again
  • Send any questions to info@turninggreen.org
  • 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 #PGC2019
The deadline for entering this challenge has past.

Greener

40 POINTS

Due 10/29 at 6am PT.

THINK

Working together, we can achieve so much! Think about how far you have come in life with the help and support of others. With this in mind, it is time to assemble your team! 

CHALLENGE

Determine the individuals you will ask to join your team. Teams must have 5-10 individuals and include at least one faculty or staff member that can take an advisory role. We recommend adding a community leader or outside expert as well. Include people with diverse backgrounds, majors, passions, skills, and knowledge!

Come up with a process of how you will reach out to solidify teammates, including:

  • Basic idea of your climate action project
  • Why you think that they would be a valuable asset to your team  
  • Level of commitment needed from each member   

Show us your process with photos, screenshots, and other materials that you used to assemble your team.

DELIVERABLES

Upload a PDF document with your response. Please include your name (or team name), username, email address and school.

Submission Guidelines

  • If you do not see an upload button, you need to log in
  • Submit all entries as PDFs; no Word or Pages documents
  • Be sure to include all content for your submission in one document
  • Save filenames using the following format: firstname_lastname_challengeday_challengelevel_year.pdf (ex: kasie_shils_day1_greener_2019.pdf)
  • Do not include # or spaces in filenames
  • Do not upload a file larger than 5 MB
  • You will see a confirmation in green that your submission uploaded correctly; if you do not see this confirmation, please try again
  • If your total points does not change, your submission did not load correctly, please try again
  • Send any questions to info@turninggreen.org
  • 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 #PGC2019
The deadline for entering this challenge has past.

Greenest

60 POINTS

Due 10/31 at 6am PT. 

THINK

A strong leader assigns tasks to and entrusts team members with the skills and experience to achieve success and positive outcomes.

CHALLENGE

Introduce us to your team! If possible, set up a time to meet in person.

Share with us a photo and short bio of each team member. Tell us what each team member’s job will be in bringing your climate action project to life.

DELIVERABLES

Upload a PDF document with your response.  Please include your name (or team name), username, email address, and school.

Submission Guidelines

  • If you do not see an upload button, you need to log in
  • Submit all entries as PDFs; no Word or Pages documents
  • Be sure to include all content for your submission in one document
  • Save filenames using the following format: firstname_lastname_challengeday_challengelevel_year.pdf (ex: kasie_shils_day1_greenest_2019.pdf)
  • Do not include # or spaces in filenames
  • Do not upload a file larger than 5 MB
  • You will see a confirmation in green that your submission uploaded correctly; if you do not see this confirmation, please try again
  • If your total points does not change, your submission did not load correctly, please try again
  • Send any questions to info@turninggreen.org
  • 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 #PGC2019
The deadline for entering this challenge has past.