Sacramento area cities competing to be “coolest” in California

Cool California Challenge

Is your city the ‘coolest’?

The cities of Citrus Heights, Davis and Sacramento, along with seven other cities throughout the state, are involved in a statewide competition aimed to reduce carbon footprints at the household level.

If you’re a resident of one of these cities, now is your time to go green by reducing your home energy use — and eventually your household transportation use — earn points, and win prizes. The ultimate goal of the campaign is to raise awareness about the carbon footprint of individual households, and to help your city win the title of the “Coolest City” in California.

Get involved in the Cool California Challenge

Sign up to participate in the Challenge at

Sacramento residents can stay in touch with their community campaign on Facebook at

Video: Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson talks about the importance of participating in the Cool California Challenge

The Cool California Challenge is a collaboration between California government, university and non-profit organizations with support from programs sponsors. The program is administered by the CoolClimate Network (CCN), a research consortium in the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley. This program is supported in part by a research contract from the California Air and Resources Board and is a program of the statewide climate action portal Participating cities administer programs at the local level and serve as the primary point of contact for program participants.

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