#PGC2013 Kicks Off In 48 States and 25 Countries
Environmental issues like climate change, biodiversity loss and superbugs can feel pretty daunting. So daunting at times that we are paralyzed into inaction and solutions just seem like a far way off. Enter the Project Green Challenge, an annual environmental action competition hosted by our friends at Teens Turning Green.
Today marks the beginning of the Challenge, a “global call to action for high school and college students to transition from conventional to conscious living.” This year, over 1,500 young people representing 330 schools, 48 states and 25 countries will be competing to build environmental awareness in their community. The Challenge consists of 30 days of environmental awareness and movement building to engage young people from diverse backgrounds in creating a more sustainable future for us all. Each day is dedicated to a different theme, ranging from lowering carbon emissions to food waste, with challenges of varying difficulty and associated incentives. Campus teams work to answer, respond to and address each day’s challenge to ultimately win points. At the conclusion of the 30 days, winners of the national competition are invited to Green U, a 3-day youth environmental leadership summit, where they have the opportunity to meet other movers and shakers in the environmental movement.
We’re psyched to be partnering with Teens Turning Green for this year’s Challenge because we know that more people need to be engaged in action-oriented environmental work. The PGC is an amazing example of a highly effective and inspiring way to gamify environmentalism to get more than just talk - these issues require immediate action!
Have an environmental organization at your high school or college? You can still sign up for the challenge here! And if you want to follow the competition on twitter, check out the hashtag #PGC2013. Good luck and see you out there!
Photo courtesy of Teens Turning Green.