In an email to Climate Challenge participants sent on May 29, Justin Szasz, the city’s Climate Fellow announced the winners:
“The City of Piedmont launched the Challenge at the Harvest Festival on September 22, 2019. The Challenge was initially intended to run for six months. Because of Covid, Planning staff opted to extend the Challenge for an additional month, ending on April 20, 2020.
In that time, Piedmonters showed an incredible level of commitment to reducing our community’s carbon emissions. Over 260 households signed up for the Challenge, and collectively, these households reduced our community’s carbon footprint by about 150 metric tons of CO2e. This is an incredible achievement!
Our Climate Challenge gave residents the chance to join teams and community organizations, and to compete against other teams and organizations to see who could reduce their footprint the most. In the end, thirteen teams and six community organizations competed, with many taking incredible steps to reduce their greenhouse gas footprints. Here are our winning teams and community organizations:
1. Downtowners – 50,970 points
2. TG – 50,470 points
3. Pioneering Pandas – 47,620 points
Winning community organizations:
1. Beach Elementary School – 63,620 points
2. Piedmont Middle School – 58,230 points
3. Piedmont Connect – 57,430 points
Congratulations to the winners, and thanks so much for your dedication in lowering our community’s Greenhouse Gas footprint!!
And thank you, as well, to everyone else who participated in the Climate Challenge! This is a tough fight – but if we keep up the hard work, I believe we can lower carbon emissions and create a more livable world for future generations.”