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Become a Cool Block Leader

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Climate Emergency Mobilization Office, City of Los Angeles

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 5 people are interested

  • Do you live in the city of Los Angeles?
  • Do you know your neighbors well enough to knock on their door and ask for the proverbial "cup of sugar"?
  • Do you wish there was more you could do to have an impact on climate change and conserve resources for the sake of your children or future generations?
  • In an emergency, would your neighbors know what to do to help you? Would you know how to help them?
  • Would you like to make your neighborhood safer and more livable?

The Neighborhood Council Sustainability Alliance is partnering with the Climate Emergency Mobilization Office to bring Cool Blocks to LA and to bring people together to create the neighborhoods we want to live in.

Cool Blocks LA uses a proven neighbor-to-neighbor model that has helped thousands of people make their neighborhoods safer and healthier, prepare for disasters, save money, and lighten their environmental impact.

You can green your neighborhood, make it safer to walk in, or decide with your neighbors to do whatever is right for your area.


  • Cool Blocks LA is a free, five-month, nine-meeting, action-based program.
  • It is self-directed by a team of five to eight households on your block (defined as both sides of the street up to the corners, a cul-de-sac, or an apartment building).
  • A meeting is hosted by a different team member in his/her/their home (or via Zoom!!!) every two weeks with the support of a step-by-step guide.
  • Each 90-minute to two-hour meeting focuses on a distinct topic connected to reducing your block'scarbon footprint, adopting water stewardship practices, preparing for disasters, and improving the quality of life in your neighborhood.
  • Every Cool Block Leader will receive full training, coaching, and support.
  • The time required is approximately two to three hours a week for five months.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR COOL BLOCK LEADERS in the city of Los Angeles to engage their neighborhood blocks in this effort.

This is an opportunity to build a stronger community with your neighbors, expand or capitalize on your leadership skills, and improve the quality of life in your neighborhood.

More information is at

The first group will begin in January 2022, the second group in May, and the third group in September.

Ready to learn more? Attend one of our Cool Block Cafés. Visit to choose a time and sign up.

Can't attend a café, but want to sign up to be a Cool Block Leader anyway? You can do so at


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About Climate Emergency Mobilization Office, City of Los Angeles


200 N Spring Street, Room 361, Los Angeles, CA 90012, US

Mission Statement

The office, guided by the principles of environmental justice, coordinates with the Mayor and City Council, and collaborates with City departments through meaningful engagement with frontline leaders and their communities.


The CEMO, established in 2021, will serve as the liaison to the Commission and community assemblies to shape policy, develop and execute an Equitable Climate Action Roadmap (ECAR) and accelerate realization of the City’s climate change mitigation goals. The Office will implement strategies within the City of LA in alignment with the Green New Deal, priorities and policies set by the Mayor, City Council, Board of Public Works and the Chief Sustainability Officers of every City department. The CEMO will work to identify and enact equitable strategies and policies to prevent, mitigate and undo impacts from pollution and economic disinvestments from our past - and to ensure that frontline communities have a strong voice in policy and decision-making in the City of Los Angeles.

Emergency & Safety


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.



  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Orientation or Training
  • roughly 2 to 4 hours a week for 5 months

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