Project Green Challenge 2016 Sparks Change

Staff Writer
From foodtank.com, by Gerard Pozzi
Project Green Challenge 2016 Sparks Change

Project Green Challenge (PGC) is calling on high school and college students, globally, to action. PGC consists of 30 days of environmentally themed challenges, enabling students to learn about environmental advocacy and to hone their mentorship and leadership skills. 

The aim of the Challenge is to foster an individual and collective mindset geared toward initiating a series of actions that inspire change on both the campus and global levels. The initiative began in 2011 and has thus far engaged more than 25,000 students on over 1,000 campuses in all 50 states and in 45 countries.

Each day during the month of October, participants will receive an email at 6am Pacific Time with a themed challenge. Participants have 24 hours to complete the proposed tasks and upload their results in order to acquire points and win prizes. Twenty prizes are awarded daily, and participants are encouraged to share and update on social media and Turning Green platforms to reach a broader network. 

The top prize package includes a US$5,000 award (donated by Acure Organics), a trip to Gaia Herbs Farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina (donated by Gaia Herbs), and a US$500 Green Grocer gift card for of a selection of organic, Fair Trade, non-GMO, and zero waste products. 

Turning Green is a global movement run by students working to advocate environmental sustainability and social responsibility for individuals and campuses. The organization hopes to encourage environmental stewardship at a young age to promote a network of individuals who care for the planet. 

Click here for more information about Project Green Challenge.