Be a Changemaker

Enter our environmental contest and make a difference! Changemaker 2020 contestants propose action-oriented projects that cause behavior change to benefit our community.

Enter the Shark Tank! Propose your plan to create change and present it to a panel of judges. Finalists receive up to $1,000 in seed funding from Bedford 2020 to put “big green ideas” into action. Then present your results at the Final event, and compete for the Greenlight Award and $500.

Click above to watch our video. Click here for how Contestants get started on a project.

The 2017-2018 Greenlight Award Contestants were from 6 area high schools this year: Fox Lane, John Jay, Harvey School, Horace Greeley, Rye Country Day and Somers!

Click here to read about this year’s Finalists, announced after the Round One Event.

 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

Read about former finalists here.