Cool California Challenge Update: Riverside $16,000 Richer

Cool California Update:
Thanks for signing up over 700 households. We won $16,000 for sustainability projects.
We can pad that total by uploading our gas and utility bills over the past several months.
There are a lot of reasons to play along with this. It’s becoming increasing more important to make the connection between our utility bills and our quality of life
However, Riverside and Claremont are battling neck and neck for 1st place. Please keep inserting your data. Also you can still encourage people to sign-up, because they can still get points.

Keep Riverside in the Top Spot for the CoolCalifornia Challenge!

New month – new data!

Help us stay in the top spot in the CoolCalifornia Challenge by:

Plugging your energy and gas use data into your CoolCalifornia profile page

If you need help plugging in your energy use data electric data, please contact your Sustainability Officer Ryan Bullard at 951-826-5817 or

Riverside can win this if we all continue plugging in our monthly energy and gas use data! All funding received will go to making Riverside a more sustainable place!

The CoolCalifornia Challenge Riverside Team

GrowRiverside Update: 
The UC System launched a Global Food Initiative and UCR will be one of the leaders in that initiative! 
“The University of California  will broaden its study of sustainable agriculture, food policy and nutrition around the world as part of a new initiative to better feed a hungry world, President Janet Napolitano announced Tuesday.” 
Fit, Fresh, Fun Update: 
RUSD, AUSD, City of Riverside, and County of Riverside Partnered up for FEEDS Program and the Kick-off Riverside Summerfest. We are serving healthy nutritional meals to all Riverside kids during the summer to promote health eating and help eliminate hunger.
Check out the video from the event!
Last, but not least,
Also, I got accepted into the Peace Corps, so I will be leaving in December for 27 months to Guinea-Conakry. I hope to establish a running website before than, or pass it on.
Taher Bhaijee

Founder of
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BS Biology & BA History, Cum Laude
University of California, Riverside

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