Sustainable Claremont announces top three schools, households in CoolCalifornia Challenge

Sustainable Claremont recognized the top three schools and households who secured Claremont won this year’s CoolCalifornia Challenge. Claremont was titled the “Coolest California City” and was awarded $51,663 for sustainability projects after coming in first with over two million points for saving energy.  

During the competition between 22 cities to reduce their carbon footprints, Sustainable Claremont held a mini challenge between Claremont Unified School District Eco Teams and, in May, awarded the top three point-earners for their efforts. 

Chaparral Elementary School took first place with 117,458 points and was awarded $500. Sycamore Elementary School followed in second place with 75,490, earning $350 for their effort. Sumner-Danbury Elementary took third with 26,249 capturing $250 in award money.

Claremonters David Sawhill collected 36,584 points, Dean and Jackie McHenry earned 32,652 points and Bob Hale got 29,072 points. Sustainable Claremont is also awarding memberships to the top three point-earning households, excluding CCC committee members. 

Other households and Eco Teams may view the points they earned by visiting the Sustainable Claremont website at or by calling the sustainability resource center at (909) 625-8767 ext. 238.  

Sustainable Claremont partnered with the city of Claremont to mobilize 514 households in reducing greenhouse gas emissions during the CoolCalifornia Challenge. Now they are both collaborating with CHERP to further reduce energy use in the Claremont Energy Challenge. Residents can register to participate by visiting the CEC website at



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