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Through our educational offerings, scholarships and programs that support students, and other advocacy work, USGBC North Carolina is working to build awareness regarding the benefits of utilizing sustainable practices and strategies within the places we live, learn and work.

Generation Green is part of our strategy to help develop the next generation of sustainability leaders. The four programs, collectively known under this name, are: 

Green Apple Day of Service: A global initiative that engages schools, students and volunteers to complete local school improvement projects and participate in events. Learn more about how you can get involved.

Environmental Stewardship Challenge: A competition for K–12 schools that covers five areas of sustainability: energy, water, waste, indoor air quality and site or outdoor environment. We provide seed money and a mentor to each school to help them get started on projects to improve their school environment. View our Environmental Stewardship Challenge Participant Guide to learn more. 

Natural Talent Design Competition: Participants can learn and gain experience in integrated design, sustainability, innovation and social consciousness through this competition. The competition calls on participants to share their design ideas for projects that better their communities and raise the bar in green building and development. Learn more about eligibility, registration, program requirements and other details. 

Rob Eggers Memorial Scholarship: A scholarship fund established to commemorate the late Rob Eggers, an esteemed member of the Charlotte sustainable design community. Eggers was a longtime volunteer and served on the Education and Programs Committee. His volunteer work was instrumental in developing programs for the local branch and in strengthening partnerships with other organizations. Learn more about the scholarship, eligibility requirements and other details.