The goal of the Cool City Challenge is to change the game around carbon reduction in cities and provide a viable path forward to address climate change. 


Deep Carbon Reduction: Mobilize at least 25% of households to reduce their CO2 footprint by at least 25% through participation in The Cool Block program and develop a transition plan to a carbon neutral city.

Disaster-Resilient Neighborhoods: Increase the individual and collective resiliency of communities to address climate-related risks and enhance overall sustainability and livability.

Green Economic Development: Create demand for green goods and services to enable the development of a robust local green economy, by bringing neighborhood teams to scale citywide.


Click on the logos to read letters of intent from each of the five finalist cities.


For a two-page summary of the Cool City Challenge, click here.