Do you want to learn how to fight the climate crisis and reduce your greenhouse gas footprint? Join your neighbors in the Chula Vista Climate Action Challenge. Over 80 homes have already joined and helped reduce 250 tons of CO2. It’s easy!
• To participate, go to www.cvclimatechallenge.com and create an account. Make sure to fill out the “my energy profile” to learn about your carbon footprint.
• Review over 100 carbon-saving actions that include information and local resources to help get you started. Actions include low-cost, quick changes or more long-term changes based on your interests. Each action you take will earn you points for every pound of carbon reduced.
• Join a team or community group and see what others in Chula Vista are doing. There are currently four community groups (Chula Vista Recreation Department, Bike Walk Chula Vista, Living Coast Discovery Center and South Bay Eco Justice on Tap) that you can join, or you can create a new one.
Users can provide feedback with messages on actions or between teams to provide information about how the action worked for you. One of the popular resources that is included on the site is the Energy Sage ICLEI Solar Marketplace, about solar systems that residents can install without giving their contact information to a contractor.
The City is aiming to get 500 homes to sign up over the coming months and needs your help! Sign up, then invite your friends and neighbors to join the challenge and your team. If your community group would like to receive a presentation about the challenge or you’d like to learn how your group can participate, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (619) 476-2442.