Cville Homes are Taking Climate Action Personally!

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Climate change is complex and seems insurmountable. Do the changes we make actually make a difference? The answer is, “Yes, they do!” — especially when we take action together.

What is the Home Energy Challenge?

The Home Energy Challenge is a fun, informative, and practical way to reduce our collective carbon footprint! It makes climate action personal, measurable, and tangible — showing us the impact of actions such as potential cost savings, climate emissions reductions, and the progress we make together, as a community.

We’re Rocking This Challenge!

Home Energy Challenge Progress (as of 10/16/2019)

Home Energy Challenge Progress (as of 10/16/2019)

How do I start?

Charlottesville-area households are currently competing in Season Three of this Game of Homes (wrapping up at the end of Feb 2020). If you’re interested in joining, go to and begin your journey solo or start a team. To start your own team, host a Power Party with a group of your friends. Email to get your game on!

What’s involved?

  • Host or attend a house “Power Party” with friends

  • Fill out your Energy Profile

  • Start taking action — solo or with a team

  • Make a difference and celebrate!

What’s a Power Party?

Using the power of social networks to create positive change, C3 is teaming up with households, neighborhoods, and community groups to conduct "Power Parties."

These house parties are a great way to connect with friends and support each other in reaching a common goal. The Power Party host typically assumes the role of Team Lead, although in rare cases one individual will host a party and another member of the team will take on the role of Team Lead. Email to learn more.


Join us in taking climate action up a notch!