As demonstrators of all ages took to the streets around the world in recent weeks to call for action on climate change, the City of Piedmont has launched a new tool to empower local residents to reduce their own impact on the planet.
The Piedmont Climate Challenge uses a simple, fun website to create a friendly competition among residents to explore solutions, take actions and earn points for reducing their household’s greenhouse gas emissions. Households can share points with a team, neighborhood and community group to win prizes and bragging rights. More than 50 households have already signed up for the Challenge since its launch at the Harvest Festival.
The Challenge will run now through March, followed by an awards celebration in April to recognize the teams who took the most action and earned the most points. The sooner you sign up, the sooner you can start racking up points!
The Challenge is easy to join.
Visit www.piedmontclimatechallenge.org. It takes about 15 minutes to create an account for your household, join your neighborhood and complete your profile. Once you have a profile, you can visit your dashboard to start or join a team (10 or fewer friends or neighbors) or join a community group.
You’ll earn extra points by starting a team and recruiting friends and neighbors. Hosting a casual party is a great way to get started, and Piedmont Connect can arrange for a volunteer Ambassador to join you to demo the Challenge site and features.
Sign up today at www.piedmontclimatechallenge.org!