Every point you earn as a household counts for your team. The team with the most points as of May 31 will be crowned the overall winner. Teams with up to 5 households are eligible for the competition.
Coordinate a sit-down at a favorite local watering hole or touch base weekly via e-mail or video chat to show your teammates that you're really there for them. Regular check-ins help keep everyone motivated and stay on track for saving energy.
Remember to "strive for five" --only teams composed of five or fewer members (households) are elligible for Challenge prizes, awards and competitions.
Efficient and less-efficient households can contribute to a team. Participants with high energy usage have the potential to earn triple-weighted Bonus Points by improving efficiency. Participants that already maintain stellar energy efficiency levels will bring plenty of Green Points to the table for out-performing the benchmark for similar housholds. More about How Points Work
Team members that add all reports starting in March 2012 will full credit for:
Over time, each participant establishes a personal energy efficiency standard. If a participant beats their own personal energy efficiency standard they earn triple-weighted Bonus Points for themselves and for the team. Ensuring that all team members add energy reports gets your team credit for booth being green and going greener in each month of the Challenge.
In addition to earning 500 points each, becoming and official CoolCalifornia Research Survey Participant also helps researchers understand how best to motivate others to take action to reduce environmental impacts.