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Congratulations Project Green Challenge Class of 2021!

Aerial view of Kuhlman stadium with water tower in foreground.

A team of four EHS juniors are finalists in the Project Green Challenge, which drew competing teams of high school and college students from around the world. Julia Domingo, Yeshe Jangchup, Sofia Seidelmann, and Maria Goulakova are all part of Project Earth at EHS. Seidelmann will travel to the San Francisco Bay Area later this month to represent the team in the PGC Finals.

As members of Project Earth, these students joined Project Green Challenge because they saw it as a great opportunity to get involved in environmental activism. They describe PGC as an informative and inspiring challenge as they continue to advocate for climate justice and true sustainability.

Throughout, October, Project Green Challenge participants chose to be the change — and to not only become informed, but also to educate friends, families, and classmates about fair trade, climate justice, soil, wellness, and much more. Students didn't simply learn the facts, they made critical information relevant and accessible for a greater impact. 

PGC is grateful to, inspired by, and proud of all 4,808 student participants from 776 schools in 50 states and 49 countries. After competing against teams all over the world, Julia, Yeshe, Sofia, and Maria earned themselves a spot as a Project Green Challenge 2021 Finalist as Team JYSM.

Team JYSM plans to be changemakers by creating rain gardens alongside the streets of a redlined neighborhood in West Seattle to stop runoff from going directly to drains or oceans. Plants have a detoxifying effect, so the water travels through the soil to filter out any harmful substances before they reach water sources.

To learn more about Team JYSM and their goals to help the planet, view their portfolio here.