Join the Piedmont Climate Challenge

Do you care about climate change? Do you want to make a difference, but you’re not quite sure how? Taking action can be easy, educational, and truly impactful. In Piedmont, over 50% of greenhouse gas emissions come from daily household activities. If you choose to change your habits, you are making a very real impact in our fight to save the planet. That action can start with a website. Make an account at www.piedmontclimatechallenge.org today and start taking action with hundreds of other Piedmont residents.

Climate change is a truly global issue that will affect all people in some way in our lifetime. This global emergency will affect certain groups more extremely than others. Unfortunately, even though the entire global community will be affected by climate change, most of the causes stem from the global wealthy. Wealthy countries such as the US consume far more than poorer countries, and this increased consumption of food, goods, services, and transit have dramatically increased greenhouse gas emissions. 

Fortunately, there are easy solutions. Forty percent of U.S. GHG emissions stem from five basic household activities we all do, and making changes at home can drastically change the impacts we all have. Piedmont is the largest per capita contributor to GHG emissions in the Bay Area, which means that we have the highest potential for change. Over 50% of emissions in Piedmont come from household activities, which means that you have the potential to make a difference. Saving the planet doesn’t have to be hard. 

The Piedmont Climate Challenge is a community-wide call to action. This free website highlights some of the most impactful actions you can take at home. Signing up today takes less than two minutes, and committing to an action is easy.

If you commit to enough actions, you can win our Earth Day prize. Our goal is to have 500 households involved in the challenge by the end of April, and you can help us reach that goal. 

The Piedmont Climate Challenge is designed to be fun, engaging, educational, and more than anything, impactful. The website lets you compare your actions to your neighbors and friends. You can keep track of what you are doing in your home, and how many tons of carbon you are preventing from entering the atmosphere. 

Right now, over 300 users are involved in the Challenge. You can join the community to learn more today. If you are interested in getting involved, please visit the website and experience it for yourself. Check out www.PiedmontClimateChallenge.org and make a profile. It is fun. It is free. And you can make a difference!

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