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High School Contest to Catalyze Change

Since 2015, over 500 students from 15 different Westchester high schools and community groups have been inspired to take action in their communities with support from the Greenlight Award Program.

Here’s how it works:

  • Step 1: Fill out the Interest Form to access the first part of the Toolkit information.  Find a team if desired; Brainstorm idea(s) 
  • Step 2: Register your Project/Team by October 30, to formally enter the program
  • Step 3: Pitch a Big Green Idea in December: Greenlight Award contestants create a proposal, and pitch a big green advocacy or innovation idea to address climate change.
  • Step 4: Greenlight Go! The best ideas receive funding and support to help our community reach its climate action goals through your project implementation.
  • Step 5: In the Spring: Showcase Impact: Students showcase their results and compete to win the Greenlight Award™ and $500 cash.

Please email  greenlightaward@bedford2030.org if you would like more information about the 2023-2024 Awards season.


Are you considering the program, looking for project ideas and more information?

Are you ready with a project idea (and confirmed team members, if any)?

Contest Timeline

What to expect

Past Projects

Learn about former Greenlight Award finalists!

2023 Finals Projects

Check out their ideas

Ideas and Resources

Be inspired to get started