Being green at school, at work, and at home doesn't have to be difficult; there are many ways to protect the planet and still enjoy the modern conveniences of daily life.
The Fremont Green Challenge platform offers Fremont residents all the information they need to get started on saving resources and money, all while reducing their impact on climate change.
Get started by signing up today at www.FremontGreenChallenge.org! Together, we can make Fremont a clean, vibrant, and healthy community for generations to come!
What is the FremontGreenChallenge.org platform?
The Fremont Green Challenge is an online platform with all the information Fremont residents need to find out how to lower their impact on climate change, save energy and water, and save money.
The platform offers various "actions" you can take in your daily life, and includes all the rebates, financing and community programs available for each action. Actions that range from "easy" to "challenging", with information on the impact for each action as well as the annual savings and upfront costs.
Why is it important?
Fremont's future vision is to serve as a national model of how an auto‑oriented suburb can evolve into a sustainable, strategically urban, modern city. Our Climate Action Plan sets a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by 2020. In fact, we've already reduced our community-wide emissions by over 11% through improvements in energy and water efficiency, reductions in waste, adoption of clean vehicle alternatives, and installations of renewable energy technologies.
Unfortunately, climate change is happening faster than predicted, making it increasingly important to take action now to help mitigate the effects. The great news is that there are things that everyone can do that can make a difference. The even better news is the actions don’t need to turn our lives upside down, and will also save money, improve our health, and create jobs! The Fremont Green Challenge offers the pathway for residents to get started today.
Why is it exciting?
The Fremont Green Challenge provides the latest information on technologies and tips and tricks to lower our impact in easy, fun and cost effective ways. You can find out what your current impact is and how you rank in your community. It is also an opportunity to connect with neighbors or friends and work together for points and rankings.
How to get started?
It’s easy to get started! Just go to www.FremontGreenChallenge.org and click on "Join the Challenge". It will take approximately 5-10 minutes to create your account and enter some basic information on your current activities. Then you are all set to start taking action!
More about the Fremont Green Challenge platform
The Green Challenge platform used in Fremont was designed and developed by Community Climate Solutions, a non-profit that provides technological solutions to local communities to make climate action easy and fun. The platform is scalable and can be used in any city or community in the U.S. Fremont is one of three cities participating in the Beta launch of the platform, along with Menlo Park and Palo Alto, CA.