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What will it take to win the race to zero carbon? We have a lot of content to help you figure out your game plan.

This page will help you navigate your next steps.

chat Posted Apr 02, 2015 by Rezwan | Category : Strategies
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A Gift  |  The MissionYour Role  |  Team Building  |  The Plays  |  The Fields  |  Formalizing the Race  |  What’s the Score?  |  Prize


2. About the Mission

We are here to turn the Race to Zero Carbon into a national pastime and coach each state to win. Here’s the video to prove it:

The rules are simple: The first State to achieve a net zero carbon economy with the best quality of life wins.

See also our Pixar Pitch. And meet our team

3. Your Role

Quick Action: Player’s PledgeTablecloth Challenge  |  Coaches Pledge

More info:

As the Player, you are the key to winning the Race to Zero Carbon.

Yes, it is a fifty state race. But what is a State? Who is actually racing? Your STATE is your team as a whole. But YOU are THE PLAYER. Between you and the state are SPECIALIZED TEAMS (anything from households, clubs, corporations, government bodies). But here again, YOU are the PLAYER.

There is no play without a player.

States don’t act by themselves. Specialized Teams don’t act by themselves. Players act. Players animate the teams. All the power, the energy, the drive, the action comes from Players.

The power is from the player. The effectiveness of the plays comes from how well the players work together: from teamwork. But there is no teamwork without the commitment of the Players.

It always comes back to you, the Player. Are you in the game?

4. Team Building

Action:  Come to the Monthly Meetings |  Start your own Group |  Proclamation Challenge  |  Social Media Outreach

Take the Proclamation Challenge to get your town, borough, city in the race.

In addition to playing for your state, you can also join the Footprint to Wings team directly! This is our team now. We are looking for new board members, sponsors, advisors. Interested? Let’s talk!


5. Check out the Plays

Coming Soon, a step by step guide.

There are many different plays to get to zero carbon. We’re putting them together in the Zero Carbon Playbook (in development).


6. Check out the Fields

The Race to Zero Carbon takes place in the real world, on the planet, in all of our back yards.

Winning the race can be seen as the ultimate act of Historic Preservation.

There are many ways to break down the “fields” in the race to zero carbon. Just as there are many specialized teams and different plays. This infographic sketches out the basic types of field/play.

7. Formalizing the Race

Join the Competition Committee.
Take the Proclamation Challenge
Petition your State officials for Basic State Energy Info (coming soon).

8. What’s the Score?

Join the scoreboard committee.

Who is in the lead in the Race to Zero Carbon? Which state has the lowest carbon footprint? Write down your top three guesses, then click here for the answer.

We measure by emissions per capita (not total state Emissions. Here’s why).

If you’re not in the lead, don’t sweat it. None of the states is that close to zero. Your state is still a contender! Game on.

The important question is: Who is going to cross the finish line first?

9. What’s the Prize?

Aside from glory, sustainability and satisfaction?

The Carbon Cup, of course. And other state scale prizes to be determined. Join the Prize Committee.

But what if…no one wins? Or only a handful of States even bother? There’s a Dark Prize.

The “Debate” Beat
You’re Invited! Zero Carbon Coaching Clinic kicks off the Bound Brook Speaker Series!


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