Cool Block

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Mountain View residents! Something BIG is coming to a block near you!

Start 2020 off right with a fresh commitment to making your community and the planet a better place.

Welcome to Cool Block, a program that Mountain View is launching to help create a healthier, happier, resilient, and more environmentally-aware community. The program focuses on three main topics: community building, sustainability, and disaster preparation and resilience. Cool Block engages a team of neighbors living on the same block or in the same building to tackle these topics together through 8 structured and collaborative meetings over about 5 months.

This page will have information about upcoming meetings for you to learn more about Cool Block and get involved, the timeline for the program, and ways for you to ask us questions and provide feedback.

We’d love your participation, and hope you can join us!

Sign up to be a Block Leader here (English) or here (Spanish).

Read more about the launch of Cool Block in Mountain View in this news article.

Visit CoolBlock.org to learn more and sign in to your team.

COVID-19 UPDATE: We are postponing trainings for new Block Leaders and have asked current Block Leaders to pause their team meetings to help minimize the spread of COVID-19. This page will be updated when the program resumes.

Mountain View residents! Something BIG is coming to a block near you!

Start 2020 off right with a fresh commitment to making your community and the planet a better place.

Welcome to Cool Block, a program that Mountain View is launching to help create a healthier, happier, resilient, and more environmentally-aware community. The program focuses on three main topics: community building, sustainability, and disaster preparation and resilience. Cool Block engages a team of neighbors living on the same block or in the same building to tackle these topics together through 8 structured and collaborative meetings over about 5 months.

This page will have information about upcoming meetings for you to learn more about Cool Block and get involved, the timeline for the program, and ways for you to ask us questions and provide feedback.

We’d love your participation, and hope you can join us!

Sign up to be a Block Leader here (English) or here (Spanish).

Read more about the launch of Cool Block in Mountain View in this news article.

Visit CoolBlock.org to learn more and sign in to your team.

COVID-19 UPDATE: We are postponing trainings for new Block Leaders and have asked current Block Leaders to pause their team meetings to help minimize the spread of COVID-19. This page will be updated when the program resumes.

  • Cool Block During COVID-19

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    3 months ago

    A member of a new Cool Block team shared in Mountain View's "The Briefing" how the program and the team have been a resource to lean on during these challenging times. One neighbor shared, "I love our community - when I emailed this afternoon asking for a lime I got several emails offering limes and lemons." Another shared, "While we were all friendly, we were never this connected before."

    Read the full story here!

  • Cool Block Newsletter from Rock Street

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    3 months ago

    Two Cool Block Leaders turned to a digital newsletter to keep their neighbors connected and informed during the Shelter in Place order. Check it out here!

  • Block Leaders Up and Running!

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    5 months ago

    On Sunday, February 23, the City hosted a third Cool Block Leader Training. There are now roughly 20 Block Leaders who will be forming teams in the coming weeks! Everyone had their unique reason for joining, but it was great to see so many people gathered together with a shared commitment to improving their neighborhoods and communities.

    One Block Leader wrote about his experience with knocking on his neighbors doors to start his Cool Block team -- read his article here for a heartwarming story and firsthand look at what it's like to be a Cool Block Leader.

    There will be one FINAL training on March 15 -- RSVP here!

  • Official Cool Block Launch

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    5 months ago

    On Monday January 13, we held the first of three Cool Block Information Sessions, officially kicking off the launch of the program in Mountain View. Read more about the program in this article, which appeared in the Los Altos Town Crier on January 15. Thank you so much to all of the passionate and interested residents that came to the first information session! Anyone can sign up to attend a Block Leader training HERE and learn how to create a Cool Block team in their neighborhood.