Creating a safer, healthier future
Online tools for community engagement on climate and sustainability solutions.
Engaging the Community on Solutions
All across the U.S. and beyond, cities are taking the lead and setting bold goals on climate. However, 40-60% of community emissions come from the residential sector, where solutions are difficult to reach with policies alone. The great news - there are now affordable solutions for household emissions that can also save families money, improve indoor and outdoor air quality and create local jobs. According to Yale research, 66% of Americans are concerned about climate change, and want to help, but don’t know what actions to take. The solution - residential engagement on climate solutions.
Community Climate Solutions’ GO CO2 Free platform is the first comprehensive online community platform designed to engage and empower individual households on climate and sustainability actions. GO CO2 Free provides cities low cost tools to easily scale efforts and accelerate local emissions reductions and sustainability programs.
The GO CO2 Free platform provides cities a robust, high quality, easy to use tool to engage residents with information and resources on specific actions they can take to lower their impact and help meet city goals.
The platform also incorporates community engagement, gamification and social tools to motivate action. It has a responsive design and works for computer, tablet and mobile devices.
The platform is offered as a subscription service to cities or community organizations.
GO CO2 Free is an innovative online climate and sustainability engagement platform for cities.
Custom City branding including logo, local photos and city data
Robust Information on Actions
Resources for actions including how-to guides, tips, rebates and custom estimates on savings and impact.
Progress Tracking & Goals
Users receive points for taking actions, goals and a dashboard to track progress.
Users can share ideas and resources, work in teams and compete to motivate action.
Phil Ritter, Board Member
Phil is a CPA and has been a non-profit consultant since 2000. Phil has also held senior management positions at Mid-Peninsula Housing Coalition and Burbank Housing. Phil was appointed to the California Housing Partnership Corporation by Governor Brown in 2013
Lisa Altieri, Founder, Board Member
Lisa is the founder of Community Climate Solutions. Lisa has over 10 years experience in community organizing on climate change, business management and data system design. Lisa holds a B.S. and M.S. from UC Berkeley in Environmental Economics.
City Program Manager
Patrick has deep experience with non-profit development, fundraising and community organizing. Formerly with Colorado Springs Food Rescue and CALPIRG. Patrick holds a B.S. in Environmental Science from Colorado College.
City Program Advisors
Rachel DiFranco, City of Fremont, Sustainability Manager
Michael McCormick, Farallon Strategies
The Path Forward
Cities are exploring solutions to meet climate goals. One pathway is emerging as a clear direction forward:
Carbon Free Electricity
Maximizing renewable energy and adding storage/demand response/energy efficiency for electricity needs.
Electric Transportation & Heating
Choosing electric vehicles (individual and bus/transit) and electric heat pump technology instead of natural gas for heating our homes and businesses. Also, increase alternative transportation options.
Be energy efficient and energy smart with our energy use to lower the total amount of energy we need.
Reducing, reusing and recycling to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill and managing landfill emissions.
This pathway can create deep reductions in city emissions to meet climate goals. It also creates jobs, significantly improves our health through reduced air pollution and will lower energy costs over time.
"The Go CO2 Free Platform has everything our city needs to engage residents and make an impact."
City of Fremont, Sustainability Coordinator
"It's a FitBit for Sustainability"
City Manager, Palo Alto
"Finally, a climate action platform that’s got it all: friendly competition, goal-setting, dashboards, a discussion forum and the right info.”
Executive Director, Menlo Spark
Support Local Climate Action
CCS is a registered 501(c)3. Donate and help support city climate efforts!
Our platform is now live in cities across the U.S. including the cities of San Jose, CA, Charlottesville, VA and the whole state of Hawaii. We are currently fundraising to expand the program internationally. Your donation will have a significant impact on climate change by helping to empower individuals and communities to take action across the U.S. and beyond.
All donations are tax deductible. If you would like to make a donation
please use the Donate button to the right or mail a check to the address below.
For more information, or a presentation of our program, please email
laltieri (at) communityclimate.org.
The Community Climate Solutions Team
Community Climate Solutions
3790 El Camino Real, #364
Palo Alto, CA 94306
laltieri (at) communityclimate.org