Cool Irvine: Irvine's Campaign to Reach Carbon Neutrality 

Climate scientists tell us we must act now to avoid irreversible ecological tipping points and prepare for the worst effects of climate change. Irvine joins the cities of Los Angeles and Petaluma to embark on the ultimate mission of our time: becoming a carbon-neutral community.

Learn More & Volunteer

We are exploring strategies to develop the most innovative pathways to carbon neutrality, and need your help! Our participation in the Cool City Challenge pilot initiative led to the development of the Cool Block program, recruiting over 200 households to join in a shared learning experience to improve sustainability and quality of life in their own neighborhoods. 

For more information on the Cool Block Program, click here. If you are interested in volunteering for this opportunity, please reach out to

Cool Irvine Launches January 13, 2022

On January 13, 2022, Irvine Mayor Farrah N. Khan and special guest Congresswoman Katie Porter welcomed over 185 community members and congratulated Irvine for being selected to participate in the Cool City Challenge. During the event, attendees heard from the creators of the Cool City program, Irvine’s Climate Moonshot Team, and several community partners. Participants also had an opportunity to share their input on the Cool Irvine vision and highlighted priorities to help the community become carbon neutral.

Watch the Recording


Climate Planning 

Cool Block Program