But, we have part of the solution—Cool Blocks! The Neighborhood Council Sustainability Alliance is partnering with Los Angeles’s Climate Emergency Mobilization Office and many other organizations to bring Cool Blocks to LA and to bring people together to create the neighborhoods we want to live in and reduce our impact on the environment. Please seriously consider attending a Cool Block Café information meeting to find out more about becoming a Cool Block Leader.
Cool Blocks LA uses a proven neighbor-to-neighbor model that has helped thousands of people make their neighborhoods safer and healthier, prepare for disasters, save money, and lighten their environmental impact. You can green your neighborhood, make it safer to walk in, or decide with your neighbors to do whatever is right for your area.
How do Cool Blocks work?
• Cool Blocks LA is a free 5-month, 9-meeting, action-based program.
• It is self-directed by a team of 5 to 8 households, recruited by you, on your block (defined as both sides of the street up to the corners, a cul-de-sac, or an apartment building).
• A meeting is hosted and facilitated by a different team member in his/her/their home (or via Zoom!) every two weeks with the support of a step-by-step meeting guide.
• Each 90-minute to 2-hour meeting focuses on a distinct topic connected to reducing your carbon footprint, conserving water, preparing for disasters, or improving the quality of life in your neighborhood.
What would I do as a Cool Block Leader?
Every Cool Block Leader will be trained and have ongoing coaching and support. The time required is about 3 to 4 hours a week for 5 months.
The hyperlocal nature of Cool Blocks makes it one of the most effective things we can do to create a world where people work together, look out for each other, and share things and ideas to transform the way we live for the better.
Contact Lisa Hart at firstname.lastname@example.org or 323.660.2780 with questions or comments.