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Green Building Challenge Newsletter | Nov 10, 2015
The South Bay Cities Council of Governments is ready to kick off the Holiday season, starting with our annual Holiday Light Exchange on November 12th and 13th. This fun and widely publicized event allows residents to trade a string of incandescent holiday lights for one energy efficient LED string. We will be showcasing a list of GBC participants at the media and press event so stay tuned for updates!

We are also excited to welcome our newest participants: Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Philly's Best,  Indian Summer Grill, Green Hapas RecyclingWalser's and the Automobile Driving Museum to the Green Building Challenge! 
What is the Green Button?
Southern California Edison customers are now able to securely download their own detailed energy usage with a simple click of a literal "Green Button" on the utilities' websites.  With data in hand, consumers can take advantage of a growing array of online services to help them manage energy use and save on their bills. Read More
Earn easy points to get started!
Just getting started with the Challenge? Here are a few easy ways to earn points and start climbing the leader board! 
  • Encourage your employees to install free aerators at home (Tenant H2O-004, Prop H2o-003)
  • Invite Colleagues to the Challenge (Tenant E&O-002, Prop E&O-004)
  • Set Water Conservation Goals (Tenant & Prop H2O-000)
  • Connect with Social Media (Tenant E&O-003, Prop E&O-008)
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Upcoming Events & Education
Earn Points by Participating in the Following  Events and Programs

CA Friendly Landscape Workshop
November 21, 2015

Become a waterwise gardener and learn six ways to make your garden more California friendly at this free workshop. Topics include soil, site, and irrigation considerations, including rainwater harvest. 
Earn points for Tenant E&O-006 and Prop E&O-001. Read More

Request a water presentation for your next staff meeting and discover how local water agencies are planning for long term drought-resistant water reliability, while earning Challenge points for Tenant E&O-006 and Prop E&O-001!  Learn how water conservation, recycling of water and ocean desalination can play an important role in maintaining a vibrant economy in the South Bay. Contact to learn more. 
Interested in a training or workshop for your company? Contact us at
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