Meet the Challengers
Discover the U.S. cities participating in the Earth Hour City Challenge so far! Click on the pins below to learn how each city is tackling climate change.
In recognition of San Francisco’s comprehensive efforts to promote renewable energy and prepare its residents for extreme weather and other consequences of climate change, an international jury has named the city U.S. Earth Hour Capital for 2013. As part of this honor, the city will receive World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour Climate Leaders Award and $30,000 to support its work engaging San Franciscans around climate impacts on the city’s future. Chicago and Cleveland were also awarded a Climate Leaders Award; all three of the cities will organize an event to further engage their residents on climate change. Learn more
Full List of Participating U.S. Cities
Broward County, FL
Chula Vista, CA
Grand Rapids, MI
Las Vegas, NV
North Little Rock, AR
San Francisco, CA
How You Can Help
Forward-thinking cities are addressing these escalating threats through implementation of practical measures that make their communities safer and healthier. This includes improving air quality, protecting limited water supplies, reducing urban flooding and empowering citizens to better protect themselves and their homes. With your help your community can take action too.
The Earth Hour City Challenge offers a platform and benefits package that will empower and reward participating cities that take steps to reduce their carbon footprint and prepare for climate-related severe weather.
More and more, communities are facing problems like water scarcity, floods and extreme heat. See how your city is at risk from extreme weather, and then tell your mayor to prepare!