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Ready? Set. Scavange! Scavenger hunt planned for downtown November 10

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A scavenger hunt is being organized to get you acquainted with Sacramento’s sustainable side!

Get your walking shoes and "green" thinking caps on as well as have your smart phones ready, and join the City of Sacramento, Greenwise Joint Venture, and 350 Sacramento at the free "Cut Your Cubes" scavenger hunt on November 10 beginning at 1 p.m. Teams of two to four will vie for gift baskets valued at $500, and will include gift cards to local businesses and more.

"As part of the scavenger hunt, we want people to discover what sustainable features are downtown, in Old Sacramento, and in midtown," said Maurice Chaney, media and communications specialist with the City of Sacramento. "We have a real opportunity, in a fun way, to showcase the city and its businesses, as well as educate people on how green Sacramento really is."

Did you know that the Crest Theatre marquee on K Street stretches a whopping two miles? After it was renovated several years ago, a timer was installed to make the iconic sign more energy efficient. These and more than 40 other clues will be the feature of the scavenger hunt.

The scavenger hunt will also feature businesses that have incorporated sustainability and green features into their business operations. For example, Pizza Rock has a bike-only pizza delivery service, and will be highlighted during the hunt.

There are other ways participants can win. Teams participating are encouraged to dress up creatively or capture the best photo during the hunt for a chance to win additional prizes.

This hunt is part of the "Cut Your Cubes" campaign aimed to encourage residents and businesses to take action by adopting simple lifestyle changes for the environment. Cut Your Cubes envisions informing, educating and engaging Sacramententans on how to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions at the household level, or how to cut their cubes. Ultimately, this campaign also encourages Sacramento (and unincorporated county residents) to join the Cool California Challenge, a statewide competition between nine other cities.
 

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