Amazing Green Race



The Virtual Amazing Green Race 2020

 

The Peel Environmental Youth Alliance is taking the annual Amazing Green Race online for a week of climate action! With social and physical distancing measures in place, we have decided to host the race online from May 16th to 22nd with a series of at-home sustainability challenges for youth aged 13 to 24.

 

How does it work?

Climate-focused challenges will be released daily over the course of the week. For example, to promote Sustainable Food, participants will be encouraged to cook a plant-based meal with their family or read about how climate change affects food security in the Region of Peel. A full list of challenges will be sent prior to the start date with additional information and resources sent daily to support and encourage youth throughout the week. Participants can complete as many challenges as they like by submitting proof of completion to our PEYA e-mail or through direct message on our social media channels. Each completed challenge will be entered into a draw, with prizes awarded daily and two grand prize winners at the end of the week.

How do you submit completed challenges?

Completed challenges can be submitted through:
· E-mail at info@peyalliance.ca   OR
· Sent to us via direct message on our social media pages:

Facebook – @PeelEnvironmentalYouthAlliance
Twitter – @PEYAlliance
Instagram – @peyalliance

How do you win?

Proof of completion for any challenge (either through e-mail or social media) earns participants a ballot for a random draw; the more challenges completed, the higher the chances of winning!

Daily Winners

A daily winner will be chosen each day after submissions close at 11:59PM. The daily winners will be selected at random and announced the following day.

Grand Prize Winners

Two grand prize winners will be announced at the end of the week-long race for the most challenges completed and most innovative submission. Participants can still submit proof of completed challenges after the daily deadline which will count towards the grand prize draw.

Prizes may include gift cards to various environment-friendly local businesses and activities and will be awarded electronically following the race.

 

Get ready for a week of climate action and environmental education and register here! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Maria Nestorovska at mnestorovska@ecosource.ca.

This event is generously supported by the Climate Impact Fund, the Peterborough KM Hunter Charitable Foundation, and the City of Mississauga.

 

 

Check out some of our past winners!

Here are some thoughts from our participants, partners and planners at the Amazing Green Race!

“An educational yet entertaining experience with a healthy amount of competition.  Definitely memorable.”

“PEYA made and put a lot of effort into their Amazing Green Race, a fun and educational event this year – something that got me up and going and wanting to come back next year.”

“As a fun and educational competition, the PEYA Amazing Green Race is an awesome way to teach students how to make change in their school, community, and world.”

“This is a new level of experience I would really love to engage in again!”

“The Amazing Green Race was a really unique and fun experience.”

“I’m thankful for being able to experience this extraordinary opportunity.”

“The Amazing Green Race was an AMAZING experience!!!”

“A nice way to see your city in a different, better way. Learning more about the sustainable transportation efforts of Mississauga while participating in engaging workshops really encourages you to get up and enjoy the outdoors!”

“Can’t wait for next year!”