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.  Students can enter the contest with an Advocacy or Innovation project. We hope students and faculty from all subject areas will get involved!

Who should participate?

High school students (ideally grades 9-11). The program enables problem-based learning, project execution, real-world application and evaluation. These are key experiences to add to a college application and also create resilient leaders.

What does it involve?

The Bedford 2020 Greenlight Award challenges high school students to find a behavior change solution to an environmental problem and develop a project that catalyzes that change.

Friendly competition inspires students to get involved with the allure of the Greenlight Award and up to a $1,000 cash prize for the most impactful projects.

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

  • Students participate for an average of 1-2 hours per week between November and April.
  • Bedford 2020 provides a timeline, kickoff information and resources, the initial proposal form, feedback on the project ideas, check in reports, scoring criteria, and hosts the final event.

please visit the Greenlight Toolkit for more information about the contest.

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 Kickoff Presentation (7 minutes) to show to your classes. (if Vimeo is blocked by your school firewall, try this version).
  • Click here for the packet of materials to accompany the kickoff presentation. This contains a flyer, a handout, guiding questions to get students brainstorming, sample proposal form, and info about being a faculty advisor.

Please contact us with any questions.


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