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High School Contest to Catalyze Change

Since 2015, over 450 students from 10 different high schools and community groups have taken action in their communities with support from the Greenlight Award Program.

Here’s how it works:

  • Pitch a Big Green Idea: Greenlight Award contestants create a proposal and pitch a big green advocacy or innovation idea to address climate change.
  • Greenlight Go! The best ideas receive funding and support to help our community reach its climate action goals. 
  • Showcase Impact: In the spring students showcase their results and compete to win the Greenlight Award and $500 cash.

Click the button below to get the toolkit and get started thinking about an idea. Then we will contact you to attend an incubator session. Once you express interest and decide that you are ready to move forward, you must officially register by October 31st.

Contest Timeline

What to expect

Past Projects

Learn about former Greenlight Award finalists!

Contestant Toolkit

Timeline, materials, forms to participate


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