On January 24, EMA and SoCal Edison presented the city of Claremont with a California Green Communities “silver” status award for its sustainability commitment.
California Green Communities is a community based effort encouraging cities to use environmentally sound practices with water conservation, efficient transportation, waste reduction, energy efficiency and other activities.
Cities develop action plans to target activities and projects they’ll use to reach silver, gold and platinum status in the program.
The founding partners in California Green Communities–Southern California Edison, Environmental Media Association including President Debbie Levin and Young Hollywood Board Chair Amy Smart, and Green Seal presented the award to the Claremont City Council at the Claremont Chamber of Commerce state of the city luncheon.
“We created California Green Communities to showcase what cities are doing to improve the quality of life for their residents,” said EMA President Debbie Levin. “Claremont is a leader among southern California cities who are modeling sustainable practices for others.”
Claremont’s efforts include encouraging local gardening efforts, local water wise landscaping, making energy efficiency and water conservation improvements to city facilities, converting its fleet to cleaner fuels and encouraging bicycling and walking through new construction and education.