Day 28 and 29

Reflect

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

“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 start of the final challenge of PGC 2019 and beginning of your next phase as a mobilized agent for change. Over the past month, you have transitioned from conventional YOU to conscious YOU — and through that, you have changed the mindsets of friends, family, campuses, and communities by helping them see through a lens of sustainability, ethics, intention, and positivity. YOU are a changemaker and your individual and collective transformations have 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 the PGC experience? For some, your next big step will be the PGC Finals. Others may work with Turning Green as Campus Reps, Conscious College Road Tour hosts, interns or through robust other opportunities. How will you continue to live a life of impact and what will be your role 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 throughout October. We know how much work is required for such an in-depth commitment to PGC! Thank you for refusing to accept the status quo, for opening yourself to the possibilities of cultivating a healthy and just planet, for embracing many layers of wide-ranging daily themes, and for being willing to change the course of our future.

You are our hope, and after the ninth annual Project Green Challenge with thousands of students across the United States and around the globe, we can say with great certainty that our future is bright indeed. Here’s to you! Here’s to us!

With gratitude,

The Turning Green Team

 

CHALLENGE

Green

20 POINTS

Due October 30th at 6am PT.

THINK                                                       

Think about yourself pre-PGC, less than one short month ago. Now 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?

CHALLENGE

We want you to assess just how far you’ve come. On Day 1 you took the PGC Entry Survey. Today we ask you to take the PGC Exit Survey to measure the impact that a month of new found wisdom, education, inspiration and action can have on any individual. We cannot wait to see!

Post a quote about the biggest shift you saw in yourself as a result of Project Green Challenge on the social media platform of your choice. Share your words as an image, either typed, handwritten or drawn (as simply or creatively as you like)! Don’t forget to tag @TurningGreenOrg and use #PGC2019.

DELIVERABLES

Please upload a PDF document confirming completion of the exit survey and a screenshot of your social media post. 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

Greener

40 POINTS

Due October 30th at 6am PT.

The Greener, Greenest and Extra Credit challenges are intended for students who are applying for the PGC 2019 Finals. In order to be considered, you are agreeing to these rules AND must complete all four of today’s Challenges. 

THINK

We are proud to say that we have gotten to know a bit about each of you throughout Project Green Challenge. But now, introduce us to the conscious you!

CHALLENGE

Provide us with high resolution photos, a biography, PGC Portfolio*, and cover letter through this form. Upload a PDF document telling us you have completed this form.

*For your PGC Portfolio: Select 5 of your own PGC submissions that you are most proud of and feel best depict the impact of this experience for you. Write a cover letter explaining why you selected these submissions. Use this as an opportunity to share anything you feel we should know about your PGC journey.

DELIVERABLES

Please upload a PDF document confirming completion of the exit survey. 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

Greenest

60 POINTS

Due October 31st at 6am PT.

THINK

This is your next to last PGC challenge… you’re almost there! And we are with you every step of the way!

CHALLENGE

Complete the PGC 2019 Final Exam, a series of questions that are key to your PGC Finals Application. Upload a PDF document telling us that you’ve completed the Final Exam.

DELIVERABLES

Please upload a PDF document confirming completion of the exit survey. 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

Extra Credit

75 POINTS

Up to 250 Points Awarded at the Discretion of the PGC Judges. Due October 31st at 6am PT.

THINK

A very important component of your PGC Final Exam is this reflective video, highlighting your PGC experience and climate action project plans in less than five minutes. Make it count!

CHALLENGE

Create a video that tells us your story. We want to feel the power, passion and impact of the past month, as well as your future plans to effect change with your climate action project and beyond! 

You will have until 6 am PT on Tuesday, October 31 to complete and upload your video. We recommend that you upload your video to YouTube (or the online platform of your choice) and provide us with the link. Be brilliant!

Although not required, we would be delighted to see you share these videos on social media. Tag us @TurningGreenOrg so we can see your transformation, cheer you on and amplify reach! Always use #PGC2019!

DELIVERABLES

Please upload a PDF document that includes a link to your video. 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_extracredit_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