The Challenge was funded in part by a 3-year grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Climate Showcase Communities Program. In addition to the grant funds, the city and its cadre of partners and volunteers provided match contributions, mostly in the form of in-kind.
The project set a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 138.83 MTCO2E per year. The results: 284.16 MTCO2E per year, more than double the goal. The project reduced enough greenhouse gas emissions to equal what 59.2 passenger vehicles would produce in a year!
The following booklet and documentary film links provide more details about the project.
Save-A-Watt Energy Efficiency Rebate Program and Renewables
5B Bike Share
Just Bag It!
Green Building Demonstration
Construction Recycling Rebate Program
Deconstruction and Material Salvage
LED Streetlight Retrofit
Mariel Platt, Public Works Director
Ed Van Every