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


At the end of the 30 days, 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 2023 Finals will take place in San Francisco, California from November 16 to 19 — a transformational, all-expenses-paid eco summit that brings together like-minded peers with an esteemed group of eco leaders, speakers, mentors, ambassadors and partners to support, equip and propel Finalists with the tools, resources and know-how to rise as leaders. Content covers 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 to further their activism.

Each Finalist presents about their PGC experience and 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 2023 through April 2024, which they present virtually upon completion at the PGC Finals — Part 2 in late April. On that day, judges name the PGC Champion and present the $5,000 Green Award and grand prize package.

Read about exemplary next generation changemakers, dive into Climate Action Projects (CAPs) and watch video presentations from last year’s PGC… and SIGN UP for PGC 2023 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.”