The inspiring, mobilizing, annual four-day summit empowers and mobilizes student leaders to action with purpose, passion and phenomenal partners.


14 outstanding PGC participants from around the globe were selected to join Turning Green in the San Francisco Bay Area for the PGC Finals this November (3 are remote this year). Finalists were chosen based on points accrued, depth and breadth of engagement, number of challenge wins, quality of work, a final exam, and video recap of their PGC journey.

The Finals brought together like-minded peers with an esteemed group of eco leaders, speakers, mentors, ambassadors and partners to support, equip and propel this year’s class of PGC Finalists with the tools, resources and know-how needed to rise as leaders with their Climate Action Projects and beyond. Content covered a multitude of topics to deepen changemaking capacity on campuses and across communities, providing an opportunity for students to share experiences, learnings, best practices and ideas and gain insight, perspective and skills.

On the last day, each Finalist presented about their PGC experience and Climate Action Project (CAP) to an audience and panel of judges. CAP seed funding was awarded to all projects, with four receiving additional tiered awards. Finalists are developing, building, refining and implementing CAPs through April, which they will present virtually upon completion at the PGC Finals — Part 2. Judges will then name the PGC Champion and present the $5,000 Green Award and grand prize package.