And have we got opportunities for you to help us get as many households as possible on board!
1) Recruit Challenge participants Join us in making presentations and phone calls to groups large and small, in the north, south, east and west of the City of Sacramento. Write articles and posts for online and MSM media. Be a Meet-Up host to inform people in your neighborhood, workplace, place of worship, school or whatever to inform more persons about the Challenge.
2) Sign up Sponsors We need a whole bunch of sponsors to provide in-kind services and small rewards. We want to have at-random drawings for participants for small prizes. And we want to recognize a few significant accomplishments achieved during the Challenge.
3) Be an Eco-Team leader of 7-8 households. We anticipate the leaders will inspire their teams into taking carbon-cutting actions in their homes and daily lives, and keep their team abreast of developments during the Qualifying Round including public events and social gatherings. Teams can form in work places, communities of faith, neighborhoods, social clubs, athletics clubs, online game clubs - wherever people who share a few interests gather.
4) Are you social media-savvy? There’s opportunities to tweet and tweet and tweet . . . . to shoot and upload photos videos of people taking action . . . to write stories about “climate heroes” . . .
5) Events volunteers In conjunction with the City of Sacramento, we will be hosting a series of events, some large some small. We need volunteers to help produce these events.
6) Know a game designer or app programmer? We’d like to meet with a few. The folks at UC Berkeley who are managing the statewide Challenge are providing a homepage for each participating city. We’d like to learn what it would take to expand that online presence and craft it so that it’s a lively complement to the on-the-ground actions Challenge participants are doing.
7) Be a Cut-Carbon Resource Person Reducing carbon footprints is new territory for lots of people. We aim to help people accomplish these changes by lining up information resources as well as materials and expertise to help people reduce their energy usage in their homes and vehicles.
8) Teach Internet Navigation Using online carbon footprint calculators and logging updates onto the CoolCA Challenge databases is also new territory for many potential participants. If you enjoy helping people learn how to navigate the internet or play games online, we’ve got a role for you.
9) And stuff we can’t even imagine right now, but will show up once the Challenge is underway.
We can do this.
And it’s going to be us, as many of us as possible, doing this.
Get on board with the CoolCalifornia Challenge.
Reach us at info@350Sacramento.org