Student Leadership Inspires Change

At the Round One Expo on Saturday, December 15, 2018, 19 teams pitched big green ideas to our judges. The 7 highest scoring teams get funding and support to develop their projects. Read more.

In this high school student competition, Greenlight Award Changemaker 2020 contestants work with community experts to propose action-oriented projects that cause behavior change and benefit our community.

Finalists are selected to receive up to $1,000 in funding to put their big green ideas into action and showcase their success at the Finals in April.

Prizes, opportunities and awards are granted to the winners, and all finalists demonstrate leadership, achieve success, and inspire change for the better.

Click above to watch the video.
Below you will find resources for the 2018-2019 Greenlight Award. Contestants, click on Summary of Competition for details about requirements and deadlines.


 Greenlight Competition Toolkit

¬†‚ÄúThis competition is an invaluable experience for students, particularly in demonstrating that thoughtful engagement and advocacy can effect positive change.”

‚Äď 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.‚ÄĚ

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

Click here for current contest flyer

Click below to learn more about past projects:

Click here for more about the 2018 finalists.

Click here for press release.

Click here to see the 2018-2019 big green ideas and finalists.


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