By working together, Contra Costa residents have made huge progress through the Cleaner Contra Costa Challenge! Since April 2019, we have saved 543 TONS of carbon dioxide and over one million gallons of water together. Plus, we have saved over $200,000 by taking sustainable actions in the home. Keep reading to see the top participants, and for instructions to participate this summer!
From October 2020 to April 2021, groups and individuals completed sustainable actions, ranging from easy options like Go Paperless to more challenging options like Replace Lawn.
The winners of the Fall/Winter Cleaner Contra Costa Challenge were as follows:
1. Project Climate--96,940 net points
2. Carbon Crushers--66,590 net points
3. Mamas Stepping Up--37,160 net points
Top Community Groups
1. Sustainable Leaders in Action--104,740 net points
2. SCOCO Climate Warriors--30,550 net points
3. Earth Team Antioch--21,910 net points
From now until August 31st, join your neighbors and friends for the Summer Cleaner Contra Costa Challenge! Choose from over 80 sustainable actions to take in the home to find the best options for you. Whether you are interested in saving money, water, energy, or finding renter-friendly actions, there is an action for everyone! Plus, when you create an account, you can see local resources and rebates that will make taking action easier. If you'd like to have an impact on climate change, but aren't sure where to start, check out the Challenge for action ideas and to log your household emissions.
Earn exciting prizes through the Challenge--even for completing one action, you can claim a prize! Complete one action and earn a free yard of mulch from EcoMulch. Plus, you can earn prizes based on your city of residence, such as gift cards to local businesses like Rivertown Sweets, the Natural Grocery Company, Moraga Hardware & Lumber, and Sports Basement.
It's easy to get started:
1. Learn more about the Challenge on the Sustainable Contra Costa website.
2. Create an account at CleanerContraCosta.org--this takes less than a minute.
3. Go to the Actions page to find options that work for your household!
You can also measure your household carbon emissions and track your progress by completing your Energy Profile.
Take climate action with others in Contra Costa--now through August 31st with the Summer Cleaner Contra Costa Challenge! To learn more, visit https://sustainablecoco.org/cleaner-contra-costa-challenge/.