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Our target demographic is high school, college, and grad school students. While only enrolled, or home schooled students are eligible for daily prizes and the PGC Finals, PGC is open to everyone for participation. The more people who join our movement, the more change will happen to support a thriving planet.
Each challenge is built around a unique theme. Specific challenges will not be released until day-of.
The mother-daughter duo behind Turning Green is also behind this initiative. Judi Shils and Erin Schrode developed the idea in 2011 alongside a brilliant team of students, partners and sponsors.
PGC aims to empower and mobilize youth to take action, inspiring them to transition their daily lives from conventional to conscious and understand the significance of each choice we make every day.
Nope! PGC aims to inspire a transition from conventional thinking to a more conscious perspective. Regardless of your current knowledge and lifestyle practices, if you are open to change, ready to learn, and want to make a difference, you are the perfect candidate for PGC!
Contestants that participate in PGC can apply for the PGC Finals with a short application and video that demonstrates their personal transition from conventional to conscious. A panel of judges will review each application and choose up to 16 students to be flown to San Francisco, CA for the PGC Finals in late November.
We hope that PGC will demonstrate to everyone how personal change can have a big impact on personal and environmental health. If one month can inspire conscious thinking and responsible action, imagine the impact that a lifetime of mindful living can have.
Participants share daily experiences on the PGC website via text, photos, videos, and full integration into social networks.
Bring PGC to your high school, college, or student organization simply by signing up! Many high schools, colleges, and universities are already on board with PGC after the success of previous years. Outreach includes student government, eco clubs, sustainability leaders, Greek systems, campus newspapers and local media outlets, community service organizations, national PTAs, NAIS, Net Impact, and other youth-centered forums. Sign up and spread PGC far and wide!
2016 is the sixth year of PGC! We hope that this will be the biggest, most productive year yet, and that the young leaders who emerge from it will have an extraordinary impact for years to come.
At this 4-day, educational summit, up to 16 finalists will have a full eco makeover, the opportunity to interact with and learn from esteemed leaders, present experiences from the 30-day Challenge, and work to create platforms for social action. Past speakers have included: Annie Leonard, Executive Director, Greenpeace, Gavin Newsom, Lt. Governor of California, Rachel Berliner, Co-founder of Amy’s Kitchen, Jessica Shade, Director of Science Programs, The Organic Center, and many more. Check out the full list and video podcasts of PGC 2015 speakers.
Absolutely not! Participating in Project Green Challenge is completely free and open to anyone.
There are many reasons to get involved! In just one month, you will:
We are incredibly fortunate to have the support of a strong consortium of leading companies, non-profit organizations, and media outlets. Browse the Partners tab to learn more.
Each day, participants who complete the Greener and Greenest challenges are eligible to win one of up to 20 eco prize packages. The deeper you delve into each day’s challenge, the better your chances are of winning! And don’t forget about the fantastic PGC Finalist and Grand Prize packages.
Yes, and we want to hear from you! Join us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram. We track the conversation around PGC with #PGC2016 across all platforms!