Claremont Image of Sustainable City

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The City of Claremont is widely known as the city of “trees and PhDs” ,but has recently been trying to move in a new direction. The city has started various programs catered to saving energy and water in hopes of becoming a more sustainable city better known for as a sustainable city than for its trees and high concentration of post-doctorate degrees. Continue reading

The Authority of the Stakeholder: Claremont Colleges

Claremont Colleges

Claremont Colleges

The Claremont Colleges are a major stakeholder, collectively representing over 30% of the population in Claremont. So when it comes to making any large decisions or taking any actions concerning funding and the Sustainability policy enacted within Claremont, the power of this stakeholder can easily advance the city in meeting its Sustainability goals. The Claremont Colleges would actively represent the faculty, staff, students, alumni, and supporters of the five colleges: McKenna, Scripps, Harvey Mudd, Pitzer, and Pomona College. Each college recognizes the reality of the situation and the several goals envisioned for the “City of Trees”. Continue reading

Sustainable Claremont

Screen Shot 2015-01-21 at 11.14.01 PMScreen Shot 2015-01-21 at 11.13.41 PMAs part of its effort in community outreach and implementation, Claremont’s Sustainable City Plan began to form the non-profit organization, Sustainable Claremont, in late 2008. The organization launched a website and a Facebook page to connect with the community through online social media networking services, not only in Claremont but also beyond its boundaries. By using Facebook as an outreach strategy, Sustainable Claremont is able to promote various actions on providing educational resources such as re-planted succulent cuttings DIY Tutorial, simple ways to save energy and money, anti-waste tips, Georgetown University EnergyPrize participation, partnerships with other organizations, and many more.  Continue reading

Measure W – Claremont vs. Golden State

By: Vanessa Alikhan

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Claremont residents showed gumption on November 4th. Over 70% of registered voters gave the city of Claremont the right to sell bonds to purchase the water system from Golden State a private company. Golden State has been hiking prices of water in Claremont and this stimulated the emotional political battle that will likely end up a legal fight for water rights. Mayor Joe Lyons and other political leaders charged a political Continue reading

Public Outreach and Implementation: Media & Social Media for Claremont

By: Vanessa Alikhan,  Jessica Mendez, Jose Mendez, Thuan Vo

The City of Claremont is fairly well known as an affluent city filled with trees and large proportion of highly educated residents (Claremont colleges aside). Search for Claremont and Sustainability in the Media and Social Media will yield a plethora of results. We aim to show what is most relevant:

The city of Claremont is seen in positive light through media and social media through the lens of sustainability. The city of Claremont has previous experience in reaching out through media and social media through its successful campaign of Measure W. The public community uses Facebook to voice strong opinions about the Golden State Water, promoting their opposition against the high water rates that anger many Claremont Continue reading