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Mission Viejo Is Cool, But Is It Cool Enough?

The city has entered a contest to prove it reduces its carbon footprint better than other California towns.

Mission Viejo Is Cool, But Is It Cool Enough?
From the city of Mission Viejo:

The city of Mission Viejo is one of 10 California cities competing for $100,000 in prizes in the  CoolCalifornia City Challenge
The goal of the CoolCalifornia City Challenge is to engage California residents to reduce energy consumption and build healthier, more vibrant and sustainable communities.
Mission Viejo last month signed up for the competition that motivates and rewards residents for reducing their carbon footprints and helping to build more vibrant communities.

Participants track driving and home-energy use and take energy efficiency surveys to earn points for being green. Points count toward participant raffle tickets for cool prizes and also help participants’ cities earn sustainability funding from challenge sponsors.

Every action participants take earns their household, team and city points in the statewide competition.

At the end of the competition, the city with the most points is crowned "Coolest California City" and two cities will be named "Cool California City" by the California Air Resources Board. 
Help Mission Viejo to be greener and the "Coolest California City" by signing up for the challenge at http://coolcalifornia.org www.coolcalifornia.org.

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