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:
“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 Author
YOU MADE IT. Today marks the start of the final challenge of Project Green Challenge 2020 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, shifted the mindsets and practices of friends, family, campuses and communities by championing a lens of sustainability, justice, ethics, intention and positivity. Your individual and collective explorations, discoveries and evolutions have been extraordinary to witness.
And your quest to change the world is only just starting. 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 numerous robust opportunities. How will you continue to live a life of impact and incorporate that into all you do? What will be your role in healing our planet and inspiring many more to join? 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 the layers of wide-ranging daily themes, and for being willing to change the course of our shared future.
You are our hope — and after the tenth annual Project Green Challenge with tens of thousands of student participants across the United States and around the globe, we can say with certainty that our future is bright indeed. We are here with you every step of the way moving forward. Please never hesitate to reach out to our Turning Green team to collaborate, ideate or for support of any kind. Here’s to you! Here’s to us!
With immense gratitude,
The Turning Green Team
Due: October 30 at 6am PT
Think about your pre-PGC self: the you of 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? In what ways have you engaged those around you? How have YOU changed?
We want you to assess 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 just one month of newfound 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 Instagram. Share your words as a creative visual, either typed, handwritten or graphically! Don’t forget to tag @TurningGreenOrg and use #PGC2020, like always.
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.
Due: October 30 at 6am PT
The Greener, Greenest and Extra Credit challenges are intended for students applying for the PGC 2020 Finals. In order to be considered, you are agreeing to these rules AND must complete all four levels of today’s Challenge.
We are proud to have gotten to know a bit about each of you over the course of Project Green Challenge. And now, introduce us to the conscious you!
Provide us with high resolution photos (including a headshot), a biography, PGC Portfolio (details below), and a cover letter through 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.
Share a photo of yourself that in some way depicts “Conscious You” on Instagram with a brief description! Tag @TurningGreen and #PGC2020.
Please upload a PDF document with answers to the questions above and a screenshot of your social media post. Please include your name (or team name), username, email address, and school.
Due: October 31 at 6am PT
This is your next to last PGC challenge… you’re almost there! And we are with you every step of the way — today, tomorrow and always!
Complete the PGC 2020 Final Exam, a series of questions that are key to your PGC Finals Application.
Turning Green is preparing to launch Turning Green Network (TGN) on December 5, 2020. Designed to bring together students across campuses and continents, TGN will connect like-minded students through digital events, panel discussions, noted speakers, film screenings, activities and actionable campaigns. TGN will provide the tools and resources for students to take action, create meaningful change and collaborate to find solutions to reverse climate change. Together we will work to transform the future to one that is healthy, just and resilient.
Please upload a PDF document with a screenshot of your Final Exam submission and Profile Survey. Please include your name (or team name), username, email address, and school.
Due: October 31 at 6am PT
Up to 500 points, at the discretion of the PGC review team
A critical 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 clear, make it clever, make it comprehensive, make it count!
Create a video that tells your story. We want to feel the power, passion and impact of the past month of Project Green Challenge, as well as future plans to effect change with your climate action project and beyond!
You have until 6 am PT on Saturday, October 31 to complete and upload your video. We recommend that you upload it to YouTube (or the online video platform of your choice) and provide the link. Be your brilliant self!
Although not required, we would be delighted to see you share these videos on Instagram/IGTV. Tag @TurningGreenOrg so we can see your transformation, cheer you on and inspire others! As always, use #PGC2020 in all social media posts.
Please upload a PDF document that includes a link to your full video. Please include your name (or team name), username, email address, and school.