You may not know it, but Richmond is a competitor in the Cool California Challenge. See my invitation at https://www.youtube.com/embed/rkl6HXg0SjI?feature=player_embedded.
22 cities are participating in the 2015–2016 Cool California Challenge: Claremont, San Mateo, Buellton, Indio, Burlingame, Long Beach, Elk Grove, San Carlos, Lynwood, Martinez, South Pasadena, Redwood City, Huntington Beach, San Pablo, Benicia, Corte Madera, Mill Valley, Sausalito, El Cerrito, Fairfax, Larkspur, and Richmond.
Unfortunately, Richmond is running number 15 among the 22 California cities. You can increase Richmond’s score by participating on-line, and you may get some hot tips that will save you money and reduce your carbon footprint.
The Cool California Challenge is here, pitting city against city in a battle to see who does the best job of lowering their carbon footprint. If you live in a participating city, you’re ready to join the challenge. Click http://www.energyupgradeca.org/en/see-whats-new-and-fun/campaigns/coolcalifornia-challenge/challenge to register, then start logging your information to earn points. Every point you earn helps bring your city closer to victory.
Be sure to have your PG&E bill handy and know the mileage on your car.