April is officially Earth Month, but we like to think every day is earth day in Irvine!

Kits for Kids Program ($1,000 Grants)

The Southern California Regional Energy Network (SoCalREN) in partnership with the City of Irvine is supporting Kits for Kids Program for 3rd & 4th grade students to introduce energy efficiency and how it can help their families save money and improve their comfort and safety at home. Students perform an interactive scavenger hunt and receive energy-efficient items at no cost that can help their families save energy and money.  Visit Program Website

Cool Block Program

How the Cool Block Program Works

  • A group of 5 to 8 households on your block or building meet 9 times over 4-½ months
  • Different team members host each topic in their home every two weeks with the support of a Topic Meeting Guide.
  • The meetings last 1.5 to 2-hours and focus on disaster resiliency, carbon reduction, water stewardship, neighborhood livability and empowering others. 
  • Between meetings, participants work with their household and block to take action.
  • The meetings follow a three-part rhythm. Review actions taken, share new actions to be taken, review the following topic.

That’s it! Everything you need to do is on the easy-to-use Cool Block website.

Note: If you wish to be a Cool Block leader, you will receive comprehensive training, tools and coaching support.

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