Greenlight Award™

Challenging Students to use Leadership and Innovation to Catalyze Environmental Change

In this high school student competition, Greenlight Award contestants work with community experts to propose advocacy and innovation projects that cause behavior change and benefit our community. 43 Teams from 10 high schools entered round one this year with proposals to make a difference. 15 Final Teams continued with seed funding to carry out their projects and compete to win the Greenlight Award and $1000 cash!

On April 19th student advocates and innovators presented their big green solutions to our experts via Zoom. Click here to read more about the student projects that competed in 2020!

Students choose their track:

Prizes, opportunities and awards are granted in both categories and all participants are recognized for their leadership, success, and inspiration to make change for the better. The most impactful projects win up to $1,000 in cash prizes and the Greenlight Award.

To get your school involved or become a sponsor, contact us!

Greenlight Competition Toolkit

 “This competition is an invaluable experience for students, particularly in demonstrating that thoughtful engagement and advocacy can effect positive change.”

– Michelle Land, Greenlight Judge and  Clinical Professor Department of Environmental Studies and Science, Pace University

“Thanks for creating such an empowering opportunity for students to shine.”

– Joel Adelberg, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Bedford Central School District

Click below to learn more about past projects:

2020 Finalists

2019 Finalists

2018 Finalists

Thank you to our sponsors!

Snowden F. Jones III

Click here to learn about becoming a sponsor!