The Cool Block Program

The journey is taken right where you live.

  • Each Cool Block begins with a Cool Block leader - a volunteer who is ready to make change right on their block. Following a leadership training, the block leader goes door to door, inviting all the households on the block to an informational meeting. By the end of the meeting, a Cool Block team has begun to form.
  • The Cool Block leader then holds a team-building meeting, where each household on the team volunteers to lead one or more Cool Block topic meetings. Through these meetings, they explore eight topics over approximately six months.
  • Each topic is divided into a menu of detailed action recipes to choose from. These actions are strengthened, whenever possible, by local resources to assist households in taking the action.
  • At the start of the program, households are working individually to change habits within their own home. By the end of the program, the team is working together on actions that will impact their block, their neighborhood, their city, and the planet.

To learn more about the Cool Block experience, watch this short video!