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Overview What is it? A 30-day eco lifestyle challenge inspired thousands of high school and college students. Goal To transition participants from conventional.

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3 Overview What is it? A 30-day eco lifestyle challenge inspired thousands of high school and college students. Goal To transition participants from conventional to conscious living through simple, fun, and high impact daily steps.

4 How It Works… Every day will be uniquely themed to demonstrate the variety, relevance, and accessibility of sustainability in today's world. Participants will be given Green, Greener, Greenest, and Extra Credit Challenges each day to engage, learn, and experience. Students will submit innovative multimedia answers with text, visuals, and videos. Resources provided information that mobilized action.

5 How It Works… 20 Daily prizes are distributed for the best challenge submissions in the greener and greenest categories, and points will be allocated for completed challenges according to level of difficulty. At the end of October challengers will be asked to submit a “final exam” which consists of both a video and written application. The exam in combination with total points from the daily challenges, will be used to choose the 12 challenge finalists admitted to Green University. Raychel Santo John Hopkins University PGC 2011 Champion!

6 Green University 12 challenge finalists will be chosen to participate in Green U This December winners will be flown to San Francisco where leaders and eco experts will share their wisdom and mentor Challengers in the creation of social action platforms. These social action platforms will be incorporated into TTG’s 2014 initiatives as well as PGC PGC 2011 Challenge Finalists at Green U

7 How do I get involved? Its easy! Just head to…. -green-challenge/ and click on the sign up button! On September 25 you will receive an prompting you to head to the PGC site and choose a username and password. Beginning October 1, you will get a daily at 4am PST providing you with a link to the daily challenge page, where you can sign in, review the daily challenge material and upload your answers! You can always register through your campus reps as well! Challengers, campus reps, eco leaders and staff at Green U 2011!

8 PGC Prizes! Check out the prize package that our 2013 winner, Maddie Welsch, received! $5,000 PGC Green Award Donor: Teens Turning Green An award to support a project or continued learning to sustain our planet. Trip to the Natural Products Expo West (March 6 to 9) in Anaheim, CA Donor: Aubrey Organics Included: Round trip airfare for Winner and 2nd Place, hotel accommodations, Expo Tickets Aubrey Organics Included: Round trip airfare for Winner and 2nd Place, hotel accommodations, Expo Tickets Trip to Gaia Herbs Farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina Donor: Gaia Herbs Included: Round trip airfare, hotel accommodations, and organic mealsGaia Herbs Included: Round trip airfare, hotel accommodations, and organic meals $1,000 Whole Foods Market Gift Card Donor: Whole Foods MarketWhole Foods Market Green Dorm Room Package Donors: Earthsake, Portico, and Under the Canopy Included: Earthsake, Pure Grow Wool and Organic Cotton Pillow Topper, Organic Cotton Pillow, Organic Comforter, Portico Organic Cotton Towel Set and Under the Canopy Organic Cotton Linens and DuvetEarthsake, Portico, and Under the Canopy Included: Earthsake, Pure Grow Wool and Organic Cotton Pillow Topper, Organic Cotton Pillow, Organic Comforter, Portico Organic Cotton Towel Set and Under the Canopy Organic Cotton Linens and Duvet PGC Ultimate Eco Lifestyle Care Package: (Value $750+) Donor: Teens Turning Green Includes a selection of organic, fair trade, NonGMO, and recycled products from Acure, Amy’s Kitchen, Annie’s Homegrown, Aubrey Organics, Crofter’s, Desert Essence, Dr. Bronner’s, EcoJot, EO Products, Gaia Herbs, Guayaki, Kopali, LotusMoon, Navitas, Natracare, Nourish, Numi, RW Garcia, Suja, Swisspers Organics, Vermont Soap. $500 eBay.com gift card Donor: eBay Green eBay Green $200 Manitoba Harvest Gift Card Donor: Manitoba Harvest Suja Juice Party for YOU and 100 friends Donor: SujaSuja

9 Some of our partners… Leading businesses, organizations, and media partners have joined Teens Turning Green for Project Green Challenge for Corporate Partners including eBay Green, Whole Foods Market, Dr. Bronners Magic Soaps and Guayaki Yerba Mate Organizations including Environmental Working Group, Organic Consumer Association, Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Media Partners including Earth 911, Care 2, Whole Living Magazine and ecofabulous

10 What’s Next for PGC 2014? 4,000 Students, 700 Campuses, 50 States Empower students to become advocates for environmental sustainability and social responsibility. Give young people access to effective sustainable products and practices. Use social media and youth purchasing power to force transparency and hold corporations accountable. Help participants transition from conventional to conscious living through simple, fun, and high impact daily steps!

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12 Teens Turning Green’s mission is to empower teens to transition their lifestyles from conventional to conscious, with regard for both environmental sustainability and personal health. Through student-led education, awareness-raising, and political advocacy, Teens Turning Green’s programs create a next generation of engaged and active citizens. Please find us at About Teens Turning Green


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