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Join the Chula Vista Climate Action Challenge Do you want to learn how to fight the climate crisis and reduce your greenhouse gas footprint? Join your neighbors in the Chula Vista Climate Action Challenge. Over 80 homes have already joined and helped reduce 250 tons of CO2. It’s easy! • To participate, go to www. cvclimatechallenge.com and create an account. Make sure to fill out the “my energy profile” to learn about your carbon footprint. • Review over 100 carbon-saving actions that include information and local resources to help get you started. Actions include low-cost, quick changes or more long-term changes based on your interests. Each action you take will earn you points for every pound of carbon reduced. • Join a team or community group and see what others in Chula Vista are doing. There are currently four community groups (Chula Vista Recreation Department, Bike Walk Chula Vista, Living Coast Discovery Center and South Bay Eco Justice on Tap) that you can join, or you can create a new one. Users can provide feedback with messages on actions or between teams to provide information about how the action worked for you. One of the popular resources that is included on the site is the Energy Sage ICLEI Solar Marketplace (www.energysage.com/p/icleiusa-solar), about solar systems that residents can install without giving their contact information to a contractor. The City is aiming to get 500 homes to sign up over the coming months and needs your help! Sign up, then invite your friends and neighbors to join the challenge and your team. If your community group would like to receive a presentation about the challenge or you’d like to learn how your group can participate, please contact conservation@chulavistaca.gov or (619) 476-2442.

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Chula Vista Brush Clearance Project Begins Brush clearance will be in Chute Canyon and Choya Canyon areas The City of Chula Vista and Urban Corps of San Diego County began conducting fire protection brush clearance in the Chute Canyon and Choya Canyon areas of Chula Vista on October 1. The project is made possible by a $200,000 grant from the California Fire Safe Council to the Urban Corps of San Diego County. With fire season a year-round reality in California, residents are encouraged to be proactive in preparing for wildfires and have a plan in place should one occur. An important preventive measure includes maintaining a defensible space behind homes. Urban Corps will clear brush through February 14, 2020 (intermittently) between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday to Friday. Brush clearance activities will The City of Chula cover 44 acres.

Vista and Urban Corps of San Diego County began conducting fire protection brush clearance in the Chute Canyon and Choya Canyon areas of Chula Vista on October 1...Urban Corps will clear brush through February 14, 2020 (intermittently).

Residents in the affected areas will receive door hangers announcing the brush clearance and defensible space brochures from the California Fire Safe Council. Where needed, the City will request access to the open space behind homes. Property will be kept free of damage and debris. The Chula Vista Fire Department recommends residents visit Ready, Set, Go! (www.chulavistaca.gov/ departments/fire-department/ ready-set-go) to learn about other valuable tips in preparing for wildfires. For more information regarding brush removal in Chula Vista, please call the Chula Vista Public Works Department at (619) 397-6000 or Urban Corps at (619) 235-6884.

About Urban Corps of San Diego County Urban Corps of San Diego County is a certified local conservation corps and charter school whose mission is to provide young adults with the tools to expand their career opportunities through education, life skills training, and paid work experience on projects that benefit our communities.

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