The city of Pleasanton is in the Top Ten cities in the CoolCalifornia Challenge, an innovative competition between California cities to reduce their community-wide carbon footprints and build more vibrant and sustainable communities.
Hosted by the California Air Resources Board, the year-long program began on April 1 and includes the cities of Chula Vista, Citrus Heights, Davis, Gonzales, Pittsburg, Pleasanton, Sacramento, San Jose, Santa Cruz, and Tracy.
By the end of June, the three cities with the highest points will be named finalists, and the ‘Coolest City in California’ will be crowned later in the year.
The CoolCalifornia Challenge provides participants with points for taking particular actions, and all Pleasanton residents can participate.
Within Pleasanton, households will be recognized for their contributions through actions toward making Pleasanton more sustainable. Each household earns 100 points just for signing up, and additional points for filling out an online survey, uploading a photo, and inviting friends to join.
Pleasanton residents can cast their vote for Pleasanton and participate in the free program by visiting http://www.coolcalifornia.org/community-challenge.