About the Global Water Challenge
Grades of Green is excited to launch the Global Water Challenge, our first virtual challenge program designed to inspire students across the globe to take action to conserve water at school and in their communities. 10 schools across 7 U.S. states and Uganda are currently enrolled in the Fall 2017 Challenge. Student leaders at participating schools are taking on the goals of saving water, inspiring their communities to care for the environment, and innovating solutions to local water issues.
How it Works
Through the Water Challenge, Grades of Green Teams learn about their local water resources and habit changes they can make to reduce their water footprints. Because the Challenge is founded on the 21st Century Learning principles of hands-on learning and student leadership, Water Challenge students also educate their peers about the importance of water conservation through classroom presentations and their one-minute video pitch of their solution to a water issue. Grades of Green supports each school on their path to success by providing one-on-one Advisor mentorship, a Water Challenge Eco-Starter Kit, Webinar trainings, and a library of water conservation resources housed on Google Classroom. The winning school will be announced in December 2017, and will receive a $1,000 grant to implement their student-created water conservation project.
Global and Local Impacts
Water Challenge students have a huge positive impact in terms of the vital natural resources they conserve and the environmental values their advocacy instills in their broader communities. The Spring 2018 Challenge, which kicks off in January, will be open to 75 schools accross the world, engaging a total of 160,000 students in water conservation and green leadership. On average, participating students conserve 300 gallons of water by implementing the Challenge, resulting in 48,000,000 million of water conserved through the Fall and Spring Challenges combined!
Follow Water Challenge schools' green achievements on our blog.
Want to learn more? Watch this video for details about what the Water Challenge offers schools.
Interested in joining the Spring 2018 Water Challenge? Register your school here.