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. 18 Final Teams continue with seed funding to carry out their projects and compete to win the Greenlight Award and $1000 cash!

Join us for the Greenlight Award Solutions Expo (10-1) and Final Event (3pm)
Sunday, April 19 at Fox Lane High School at Earthshot 2030!

Student advocates and innovators will showcase their big green solutions to our experts and you!

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:

Click here to read about the 2019 finalists.

Click here to read about the 2018 finalists.


Thank you to our sponsors!

Snowden F. Jones III


Click here to learn about becoming a sponsor!