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Last Updated on Sunday, 28 September 2014 02:20

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 is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization which 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 Tuesday, 18 November 2014 17:37

For upcoming classes, dialogues, and other events, check our calendar!

 

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 December 2014 02:52

Featured Article from Interfaith Sustainability Council: Fair Trade News

Fair Trade ensures that every product is economically, socially, and environmentally responsible. A couple of years ago Claremont became the first "Fair Trade Town" in Southern California. Now Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church has become one of the first "Fair Trade Congregations" in the nation.

2013 Sustainability Report Card

The Sustainability Report Card tracks progress in key areas concerning Claremont's sustainability. Overall, Claremont continued progress on 85% of the areas tracked, but we still have some areas to work on, namely water and energy. Read the full report (PDF, 2.7MB) to see how Claremont performed in 2013.

SC Presents at Harvey Mudd's Engineers for a Sustainable World Conference

Sustainable Claremont presented at Harvey Mudd’s ESW Conference. The topic was "Sustainability Initiatives in Claremont", with a focus on "Leveraging the Power of Schools". Check out the full powerpoint presentation (7.9MB).

Measure W passed!

Thanks to all who helped!  See the FLOW website for the next steps in the process.

Individual Control Leads to Lower Energy Use

A "Plugwise" study by Carnegie Mellon University found that employees who monitored their energy use, and could control when specific devices turned on and off, cut their energy consumption by nearly 40%. This mirrors results from the recent Cool California Challenge where Claremont residents gained significant energy savings simply by monitoring their energy use, comparing it to that of their neighbors, then taking action to reduce consumption in their homes. The Providence Journal has an article with more details on the study and its results.

What is Claremont's Water Future?

Click here to see some thoughts on that.

 

 

 

   

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 December 2014 09:20

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