The effort is being organized by a community steering community coordinated through the Mayor’s Climate Protection Committee and Interfaith Climate Action.
Starting in January, the Taming Bigfoot Edmonds competition involves teams of seven people learning how to measure their carbon footprint using six specific indicators (home energy use, water use, transportation, waste disposal, food consumption and shopping). The next step is for the teams to strategize ways to bring down their individual and collective carbon footprint. Team meetings provide an opportunity to explore climate change, ask questions about lifestyle choices and share experiences.
The competition is endorsed by Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling as well as other local leaders, businesses and organizations. Prizes will be awarded to the competition winners. To learn more about Taming Bigfoot Edmonds, go to www.tamingbigfoot.edmondswa.gov.