General Faculty Resources

Students meeting with faculty and community experts to develop project proposals.

About the Greenlight Award™

Bedford 2020 is looking for students who want to make a difference in their community by changing behavior to benefit the environment.  There are many ways to tackle environmental problems and we need many solutions to drive change. We hope students and faculty from all subject areas will get involved.

Who should participate?

Those who should participate are high school students who want to make a positive impact on their community and gain experience in leadership, teamwork, public speaking, problem-solving, and creative thinking. These are key skills to learn, apply, and add to a college application. We prefer students in grades 9-11 participate.

Students designed anti-idling signs and ran awareness and incentive campaign at Horace Greeley High School.

What does it involve?

Students choose any behavior people aren’t already doing composting, taking the bus, turning off lights, choosing electric vehicles and then do or invent something to get people to adopt these habits. Students may develop any project to create awareness, inspire, or otherwise cause change and demonstrate how this project changes behavior at the Solutions Expo in April.

Areas you can focus on:

  • Policy/Government – drive change with a new rule
  • Marketing/Film/Art/Photography – inspire change with a message
  • Science/Tech/Entrepreneurship – help people change with an invention/solution
  • Writing/Tech – instruct and make it easier to change with resources or events
  • Marketing – promote change or promote a product that causes change
  • Activism – drive change through grassroots organizing

Bedford 2020 encourages teamwork and multi-disciplinary approaches to tackle problems in our community. We offer resources on our website, at workshops, and through funding, community expert mentors, and public relations outreach. To see more resources for students, please visit the Greenlight Toolkit.

Promote the Greenlight Award™ to your students!

Please announce this opportunity to your classes. If you know of students who would be interested in or would benefit from this program, encourage them to check out the website and sign up online to participate.

  • Click here for a flyer to share with students.
  • Click here for the 2018-2019 Kickoff Presentation (4.5 minutes) to show to your classes. (if Vimeo is blocked by your school firewall, try this version).
  • Click here for the faculty packet. This contains a flyer, 1/2 page handout, sample proposal form, and info about being a faculty advisor.

If you have been asked to be a faculty advisor, click here for more information.

Please contact us with any questions.


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