The City of Long Beach is one of 10 cities participating in the
CoolCalifornia City Challenge, a fun, innovative competition among
California cities to reduce greenhouse gases and build more vibrant
and sustainable communities. Long Beach is counting on the support
of its residents to become the "Coolest California City." Residents
who sign up before the deadline of September 29 also have an
opportunity to help a local nonprofit or school of their choice win
up to $3,000 in prize money.
"I'm very proud that Long Beach is competing to be the Coolest City
in California," Mayor Robert Garcia said. “Our community
takes sustainability seriously, and we are committed to reduce our
carbon footprint in many ways, including through this
Participants log monthly driving, electricity, and/or gas bills
from January 2014 to earn “points,” which help earn
funding from the Challenge sponsor, Energy Upgrade California.
Participants can join a “team” that designates a local
school or non-profit to benefit from their points.
Non-profits and schools competing for prize money under a team need
a minimum of 100,000 combined points to qualify: First Place,
$3,000; Second Place, $2,000; Third Place, $1,000. Prizes will be
awarded through the Long Beach Community Foundation.
All non-profit groups must be a Long Beach-based 501(c)(3) or an
educational institution (school boosters clubs may be eligible
through their school) and will be vetted by the Long Beach
Community Foundation in advance to confirm their
To register, visit www.sustainablelb.com
click on the CoolCalifornia City Challenge Sign Up, call the Office
of Sustainability at 562.570.5839, or email Larry.Rich@longbeach.gov