My name is Harjap and I am a student at Princeton Day School in New Jersey and this is my third year with Project Green Schools. For the past two years I served as Co-President of Project Green Schools’ National Youth Council and will be returning as Secretary this year. I will be in charge of fundraising efforts to promote both the Youth Council’s and PGS’ programs. Furthermore, I will also be helping to lead projects centered around the Green Olympics; a one day educational event featuring a series of sustainability competitions in schools across the country. The goal of the event will be to raise awareness and engage schools and communities in climate education.
Over the past two years as Co-President of the National Youth Council, I worked with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to draft a statewide proclamation that was signed by Governor Murphy, dedicating the week around Earth Day to sustainability education. This year I plan to working to raise more awareness around Earth Day by helping other Council members in different states pass their own respective proclamations. Last year I also led a delegation from Project Green Schools at UN Climate Week sponsored by Green Schools conference in New York City. As a whole, I am very excited for this new school year and cannot wait for what the National Youth Council is going to achieve!