This is the website for the 2016 Project Green Challenge. To see the current site for this year's contest, click here.

OCTOBER 1-30, 2016


Beginning on October 1, 2016, Project Green Challenge (PGC) engages high school and college students globally. This powerful and diverse call to action features 30 days of environmentally-themed challenges, providing students with mentorship, advocacy, and leadership skills.

PGC aims to touch lives, shift mindsets, and equip students with knowledge, resources and mentorship to lead change that causes a powerful ripple effect on campuses and communities worldwide.

Through conscious living, informed consumption, and individual and collective action, PGC participants are challenged to contribute to a healthy, just, and thriving planet.

Since launching in 2011, this initiative has engaged over 30,000 students directly and tens of millions indirectly, on more than 2,000 campuses in all 50 states and 45 countries.


Each day throughout the month of October, a uniquely themed challenge will be delivered to registered PGC participants by email at 6 am Pacific Time. Each challenge will be live for 24 hours inviting participants to complete actions and upload deliverables to acquire points and prizes. Twenty prizes will be awarded daily based on thoughtfully curated content. PGC participants are asked to share photos, videos, and text on the site, as well as across TG social platforms; Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube.


Turning Green (TG) is a student led global movement devoted to education and advocacy around environmentally sustainable and socially responsible choices for individuals, schools, and communities.

We operate under the belief that when students understand that they can directly affect small and large scale change, they are motivated to carry this sense of responsibility, purpose and stewardship for the rest of their lives.

Our hope is to engage youth in the transition from conventional to conscious living, empowering this generation and mobilizing action to sustain a healthy, just and thriving planet.

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