Our annual four-day summit empowers and mobilizes student leaders from around the world to action with purpose, passion and like-minded peers.


At the end of Project Green Challenge, up to 14 PGC Finalists are selected to attend the PGC Finals — outstanding young leaders from around the world chosen from the global pool of PGC participants based on points, depth and breadth of engagement, number of challenge wins, quality of work, a final exam, and video recap of their 30-day journey.

The PGC Finals are hosted in San Francisco, California each November — a transformational, all-expense-paid eco summit that brings together PGC Finalists with an esteemed group of speakers, mentors, ambassadors and partners to support, equip and propel them with the tools, resources and know-how to rise as leaders. Students share experiences, learnings, best practices and ideas while gaining skills, insight and perspective to further their activism.

Each Finalist presents about their PGC experience and Climate Action Project (CAP) to an audience, including a panel of judges. CAP seed funding is given in tiered awards. Finalists then continue to develop, build, refine and implement CAPs in partnership with a team of mentors from December through April, which they present virtually upon completion at the PGC Finals — Part 2 in mid April. On that day, judges name the PGC Champion and present the $5,000 Green Award and grand prize package.

Read about this past year’s exemplary next gen changemakers and dive into their Climate Action Projects. And SIGN UP for PGC 2024 today!

“We all came from different places, but it felt like we were friends before we ever met. We have the shared experience of PGC and the same values and vision of a better world.”