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Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 October 2013 14:43

Sustainability is defined in our General Plan as "The ability for the City and residents of Claremont to meet the needs of the present economy, society and environment, while preserving the ability of future generations to meet their needs."

Sustainable Claremont has been formed to provide educational resources, to engage in advocacy, and to take actions which move us towards sustainability, not only within Claremont but beyond our borders. We are independent of the City but working in cooperation with it and with other organizations. If you would like to take an active part in Sustainable Claremont, click on the "volunteer" button to see a list of some ways in which you can help.

We invite all individuals and organizations to join us in these efforts!    


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Last Updated on Monday, 14 April 2014 18:45

Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014
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Monday, Sep. 08, 2014
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Wednesday, Sep. 10, 2014
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Monday, Sep. 15, 2014
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Tuesday, Oct. 07, 2014
7:00pm - 8:00pm


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Last Updated on Sunday, 20 July 2014 11:52

Sustainability Coordinator Position

Sustainable Claremont is seeking a part-time employee, with a keen interest in sustainability, to staff a new Sustainability Resource Center office and support the activities of the organization. Desired capabilities include organizational skills, ability to interact effectively with the public, a background or demonstrated interest related to sustainability, media and computer skills, a creative perspective, and a "Can-Do" attitude. If this sounds like you, please check out the full description here (.docx file, 15k) for more details and how to apply!

CoolCalifornia City Challenge

Update, July 20th, 2014: we are now in first place in points, but we can't get complacent: we need people to join and continue to add to our total!

Despite our smaller population, Claremont is doing great in this challenge! At the two-month mark, Claremont has come in second in the award for new household signups to the Challenge between April 1 and May 30: Riverside received $17,793, we received $8,325, and third-place Corona received $7,604. The $50,000 was distributed between all participating cities based on the number of sign-ups achieved. There's another $50,000 yet to be won -- and there's still time to sign up and help us win it!

Sign up now, and invite your friends! Just visit the website at, click "Register" on the main menu near the top of the page, and fill out the form titled "Sign Up For The Challenge". Your help is appreciated!

Claremont is one of ten cities in the CoolCalifornia City Challenge. It’s about what individuals can do to combat climate change, and $100,000 for community projects to be divided among the ten cities.

The Challenge: To get as many individuals (households) involved as possible. Earn points for prizes by reporting electricity and gas usage, vehicle miles traveled, and other things you are doing.

$50,000 was awarded for the number of new sign-ups by May 30th. You can help Claremont be a winner just by signing up -- but we think you'll also enjoy participating!

The Schedule

  • April 1 to May 30, 2014: Participants sign up and begin earning points.
  • May 30, 2014: Awards based on number of new sign-ups.
  • August 31, 2014: Last day to earn points for $50,000 more and other prizes.
  • October 2014: Awards ceremony.

Earth Day 2014

Earth Day 2014 was a great success! Much thanks to our sponsors: boutique teas, Friends of the Bernard Biological Field Station, Klaus & Sons, Loving Hut, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens, and UBER; with extra thanks to our platinum level supporters, IKEA and Pomona College.


What is Claremont's Water Future?

Click here to see some thoughts on that.


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Last Updated on Friday, 08 August 2014 22:58

Sustainable Claremont sends out a newsletter each month. Here's the latest!
The Garden Club also sends one out once a month. You can find the latest here.