‘Plant Seeds of Hope’ with Sustainable Claremont

Sustainable Claremont honored businesses and individuals for sustainability efforts at its annual meeting, Plant Seeds of Hope, on October 2 at the Padua Hills Theatre in Claremont.

Sponsored by Pick My Solar, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, Claremont COURIER and Foothill Gold Line, the event featured a social hour with exhibits and light refreshments, followed up by the environmental leadership awards, which were presented by Steve Sabicer, chair of the board of directors.

Winners include:

Energy champion: The CHERP 50 Home Challenge College Team, which includes Tom Erb, Patricia Calderón, Polina Goncharova, Anam Mehta, Agnes Mok and Haley Parsley.

Sustainable Landscape Champions: Marty and Cam Hartford

Faith-based Leader:?Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church

Sustainability Champion (organization): Claremont COURIER

Sustainability Champion (individual): Chris Veirs, principal planner, city of Claremont

Green Business:?Claremont Craft Ales

Tree Champion: Girl Scout Troop 1924 led by Beverly Speak

Green School Champions:?Riley and Ryan Fass

Sustainable Claremont is a nonprofit organization that engages people in education and action to create a more sustainable community—environmentally, socially and economically—in Claremont and beyond.

Residents are invited to join Sustainable Claremont to nuture, restore and expand the city’s urban forest. Volunteers will plant water-wise trees to help provide shade and to sequester carbon to filter air and clean water. Its first tree-planting event was held recently near Chaparral Park. The next event is planned for Saturday, November 18 at Memorial Park.

To join the Green Crew, RSVP at greencrew@sustainableclaremont.org .

Sustainable Claremont provides tools and training and will be ordering more shovels and gloves due to such an active volunteer base. However, volunteers are encouraged to bring shovels or gloves to the event.

For more information about other programming at Sustainable Claremont, contact Kate Irvine by email at coordinator@sustainableclaremont.org or call (909) 625-8767 extension 238.


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