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Guerrilla Green Sustainable Showdown


Guerrilla Green is a growing movement of frustrated young people tired of waiting for sustainable transformation in the built environment. The place they spend most of their time, the school campus, is usually built with little care to future generations and in some cases contain toxins that increase the risk of cancer in students and teachers. As more schools push for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) very few give an outlet for practical and tangible results. We're changing that. This inaugural sustainable showdown invites teams of middle and high school students across the U.S. to bring innovative solutions to their school buildings, outdoor spaces and activities.

Using a 'bracket style' competition the top eight teams will compete to win their region before battling for the grand prize of ten grand. We are not just highlighting and honoring ideas, we're investing in them with over $30,000. This money empowers the students with direct action, not only to imagine but to implement. Surprise jury members will be announced every day starting Oct. 24th. The group includes a 19 year old filmmaker, a 21 year old eco-pioneer, an emerging TV and film actor and many more.

On MAY 10, 2013, Architecture for Humanity will announce the GRAND PRIZE winner, due to receive $10,000! Out of our Final 4 teams, only 1 will be chosen by our judges. Stay tuned!


United States


Project Details

NAME: Guerrilla Green Sustainable Showdown
PROJECT LEAD: Guerrilla Green
LOCATION: United States
START DATE: October 19, 2012
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BENEFICIARIES: By taking ownership of their school spaces, and determining what needs to change, these teens are creating benefit for themselves and for their communities.
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT: Guerrilla Green is challenging all teens to green their schools. The environmental impact will be up to the winning teams to implement their brilliant ideas. We'll see what the impact is when the winners receive their cash and support.