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.

Students choose their track:

Register by Nov. 1st and we will help you get started on a proposal!

After pitching their proposals, receiving feedback and applying for up to $500 in funding, contestants put their big green ideas into action and showcase their success at the Solutions Expo in April.

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 in the 2019-2020 competition, contact us!

Click here for more information on the Advocate and Innovator Tracks.

Click here for current contest flyer.

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:

Click here to read about the 2019 finalists.

Click here to read about the 2018 finalists.


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