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Project Green Challenge–Sign up TODAY!

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Oakton invites everyone to participate in Project Green Challenge for the first time in order to “transition from conventional to conscious”. Created by Teens Turning Green, the event encourages participants to THINK about the products they purchase, the food they consume and the technology they use a bit more deeply through a series of daily challenges during the month of October.  We are trying to encourage as many Oakton students as possible to sign up and become engaged in this activity in an effort to increase student participation in sustainability behaviors and develop general awareness.

You do NOT have to participate every day. Even if you choose only one or two challenges the whole month, you still have the opportunity to earn points, prizes and some valuable reflection on your own behaviors. We will be able to see a leaderboard of participants from Oakton throughout the challenge to check in on our cumulative progress.  I encourage you to take a look at last year’s challenges for examples on what tasks are possible, noting that (though the topics may stay consistent) the daily challenges themselves will vary for this year.

The Oakton student who earns the most points will be eligible to receive either a pizza party for ten friends or a gift card to the Bookstore for $50 with the runner up receiving the other (sponsored by the Green Committee and the Office of Student Life). We will also give “go green” shirts made in part from post-consumer recycled products to the top ten point-earners. This is in addition to the daily and grand prizes offered by the challenge, including the opportunity for finalists to attend “Green University“, a 3-day summit where students can collaborate with peers, learn from esteemed eco leaders and develop platforms for social action. They return to their campuses empowered, mobilized and ready to work together to change the world!

ANYONE can participate but only college students are eligible for prizes. In order to increase awareness about this project, we will have tables set up on Student Street at lunch time Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (9/23-25) where students can sign up to participate on the spot. But anyone can easily sign up from a computer or mobile device. Please help us to share this awesome opportunity!

Sign up by September 30!!

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Author: Debra Kutska

Thanks for visiting! I am the Sustainability Specialist for Oakton Community College. I look forward to introducing you to the many green initiatives in which we engage and collecting input from YOU as to how we can continue to improve. Please feel free to contact me with your suggestions at any time at greenteam@oakton.edu.

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