Climate Partners

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We can go further together

Charlottesville is a great place to live, work, learn, and play. We are a community of leaders. We see problems and innovate solutions.  

When it comes to climate action, though, we can and should do more. Which is why C3 is collaborating with local government, nonprofits, businesses and household to build a stronger and cleaner Charlottesville.

Home Energy Challenge

C3 is bringing together the following Climate Partners to launch a Home Energy Challenge in 2018:

To reduce climate pollution as a community, we must take action in our homes. The good news is that taking action means saving money.  Individual households stand to save thousands of dollars annually by taking climate action.  

C3’s Home Energy Challenge is a fun and social approach to cutting energy costs in your home. Hosts invite their friends and neighbors to "Energy House Parties" and our online platform will allow teams to see their potential money savings and positive impact on the community. The "Challenge" will engage, track, and reward teams of neighbors as they commit and follow-through on individual actions.  It's our community. Our climate. And every action makes a positive difference!

Want to partner with us or host a house party?  Email

The Better Business Challenge

C3 is bringing back the Better Business Challenge in 2018, in partnership with the following non-profit, local government, and institutional Climate Partners:

These Challenge partners have provided strategic program guidance, staffing resources, finances, office space, and in some cases all of the above!  We look forward to the Challenge to ensure that local businesses, schools, non-profits, and faith organizations in have the resources they need to do things like increase their energy efficiency through LED lighting and produce renewable energy while earning positive recognition in the community for their stewardship efforts.

Interested in becoming a Challenge sponsor? Email

Want to Partner with Us?

Charlottesville Climate Collaborative (C3) is tapping into the deep expertise of our community partners to empower families, businesses, schools, and local government to take meaningful steps that reduce climate pollution and make our homes healthier, our businesses more prosperous, and our community stronger. Please let us know if you have a bold action idea you would like to share with us.