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City of Claremont

Beacon Participant Profile

“The vision [of the Claremont Sustainable City Plan] is one where all who live and work in Claremont are enabled to live in ways that allow them to meet their needs while preserving the ability of future generations to do the same. A sustainable Claremont is a community that balances social needs, environmental health and economic prosperity while not depleting or degrading its natural resources, creating social inequities, or limiting our prospects for continued economic prosperity.” Claremont Sustainable City Plan 2008

About Claremont

  • Incorporated: 1907
  • Population: 34,926
  • Location: Eastern border of Los Angeles County 32.5 miles east of downtown Los Angeles
  • Elevation: 1,150 feet
  • Area: 14.14 square miles

Climate Action Activities

Climate Action Resources


Gold Beacon Award (2017)

Agency Energy Savings

  • Platinum Level, 21% (2017)
  • Gold Level, 12% (2015)

Agency Natural Gas Savings

  • Gold Level, 15% (2015)

Agency Greenhouse Gas Reductions

  • Platinum Level, 54% (2017)
  • Silver Level, 8% (2015)

Community Greenhouse Gas Reductions

  • Gold Level, 17% (2017)

Sustainability Best Practices

  • Platinum Level (2017)
  • Gold Level (2015)

Claremont College Students Walk and Bike More After City Ordinance

The City of Claremont’s parking ordinance has encouraged undergraduates in the city to use alternative forms of transportation. The ordinance affects freshmen and sophomores of the five Claremont Colleges, known locally as the 5Cs. These two student classes are prohibited from parking in on-campus parking lots.

Case Story

Claremont Engages Volunteers and Students

Like many of the communities, the City of Claremont says that the Georgetown University Energy Prize provides a platform to build upon its past efforts around energy efficiency and community engagement. Claremont launched a large public engagement effort in 2006 during its General Plan update in which sustainability became a major focus. Three years later, the city created the Claremont Sustainable City Plan and a new nonprofit, Sustainable Claremont, to help carry out some of the proposed programs and policies in both plans.

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