Deadline approaches for Climate Action Champions competition

Monday, October 27, 2014

Past Event:

Up to 15 communities across the U.S. will be recognized for their local efforts to cut carbon pollution and prepare for the impact of climate change as part of the Obama Administration's Climate Action Champions competition.

The competition, administered by the U.S. Department of Energy, will recognize local and tribal governments who are both mitigating the effects of greenhouse-gas pollution and building resilence to these impacts. Projects communities might want to highlight include implementing renewable energy for buildings to provide reliable power for emergency responders, installing storm-resistant energy-efficient windows, deploying micro-grid technology to bolster the resilience of critical infrastructure or leveraging green infratructure for carbon sequestration. Winners of the competition will receive facilitated peer-to-peer learning and mentorship as well as targeted implementation support from a broad range of federal agencies.

The first round of the competition is geared toward communities that are already leaders in addressing and preparing for climate change. The next round will target communities that have demonstrated committment but lack resources.

The application process is short -- it asks applicants to detail their accomplishments to date and lay out their plans for future actions. The application is due by 5 p.m. EDT Oct. 27. Interested communities may apply here.

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