Possibly the most inspiring and mobilizing four day summit of its kind, The PGC Finals will empower you and move you to action with purpose and passion. The summit will introduce you to an esteemed group of eco leaders and lifelong friends from all over the world.


PGC Class of 2017 Row 1 (L-R) Julia Murphy, Jonathan Jusia, Cami Provencher, Benjamin Wong, Lauren Orosz, Lauren Kim, Isaac Aguilar Row 2 (L-R) Bridget Williams, Ilana Zeitzer, Christine Dobbin, Catalina Lane, Johannes Tre Maquiling, Sophie Van Zee

Please meet our PGC Class of 2017, selected from a global pool of 4,800 participants from across the United States and 42 countries. Finalists were selected based on points accrued, depth and breadth of engagement, number of challenge wins, quality of work, and a final exam and video recap of their 30-day journey.

The finalists were flown to San Francisco to attend the PGC Finals, a four-day extraordinary eco-summit, from November 16-19. There, finalists shared their PGC experiences, worked in collaboration with peers, mentors and eco leaders and developed a platform for social action that they will help ground on their campuses and in their communities.

On the last day of the PGC Finals, each finalist presented their PGC experience to an audience and a panel of esteemed judges. The judges selected the PGC 2017 Champion, Lauren Kim from Team Sustainable Urban Pioneers, Second Place, Ilana Zeitzer, and Third Place, Christine Dobbin from Team Rice University. The winner was gifted with a fabulous Grand Prize package valued at more than $12,000 and the opportunity to hold a leadership position with Turning Green Student Advisory Board in the coming year 2017.

PGC works to mobilize powerful student leaders while supporting them in their efforts to achieve tangible, impactful and sweeping change. Our goal is that they each young leader returns to their campuses informed, inspired and mobilized, and eager to lead the change they wish to see in the world.