Claremont is one of 50 semifinalists across the country (and the only one in LA County) competing for the $5 million Georgetown University Energy Prize, a competition to reduce energy use in homes, schools and municipal buildings. After December 2016, the top ten cities will advance to the finalist round, and the winning city gets $5 million to be spent on sustainability initiatives in the community.
The City of Claremont, Sustainable Claremont, and the Claremont Home Energy Retrofit Project (CHERP) have partnered to implement the Claremont Energy Challenge, Claremont’s bid in the competition. In order for Claremont to win the $5 million prize, we need every home to save as much energy as possible!
Ways You Can Help
The best way to be part of this communitywide effort is to sign up for the Claremont Energy Challenge email list. You’ll receive weekly tips on how to save energy, updates about the competition, and information about upcoming events. Every additional person on the list boosts Claremont’s community engagement score!
Reduce Your Energy Use
Every effort, from diligently turning off your lights to powering your home with solar, makes an impact on both a local and global scale. The Claremont Energy Challenge offers several resources to help you save energy in your home, including:
A free energy efficiency assessment with the Energy Assessment Screening for Your Home (EASY) program.
The Easy Energy Toolbox, a set of free digital tools that will help you monitor and reduce your energy use.
Sustainable Claremont’s partnership with Pick My Solar, an online marketplace that provides a way for homeowners to obtain and compare bids for solar projects.
In addition to energy reduction, Claremont is being evaluated on the quality and success of its energy reduction programs, so every person who contributes to the effort increases Claremont’s chances of winning the $5 million prize.
The City encourages you to participate by doing any of the following:
Signing up for the Claremont Energy Challenge email list to receive weekly tips on how to save energy, updates about the competition, and information about upcoming events.
Displaying a yard sign to show support. (Contact Sustainable Claremont)
Volunteering to host a neighborhood coffee, walk door-to-door, or other tasks.
For more information and ways to get involved, visit ClaremontEnergyChallenge.net or contact Sustainable Claremont:
(909) 625-8767 x238
1500 N College Ave (open M, T, Th, F 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)