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

Who We Serve

Sustainable Claremont serves more than 37,000 residents of the City of Claremont as well as the neighboring cities of La Verne, Montclair, Pomona, Upland, and Rancho Cucamonga, and the greater Southern California region.

What We Do

Sustainable Claremont achieves its mission through education and action. Our community-based programs seek to engage those we serve and alleviate environmental injustices. These efforts create sustainable solutions that conserve, restore and protect resources such as climate, air, energy, trees, food, water, and wildlife. Our programs and services include:

  • The C. Freeman Allen Sustainability Resource Center
  • Green Crew Urban Forestry and Beautification Program
  • Environmental Education and Community Engagement Programs
  • Community Advocacy


The City of Claremont Sustainability Plan, adopted on October 28, 2008, recommended for the formation of a citizen group that would work with the City government – independently but in cooperation – on issues of environmental, social, and economic sustainability. In March 2009, Sustainable Claremont was formed as an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. We’ve been working hard ever since to see our community grow and prosper as a Green City!

Contact Us!

Got a question?  Want to become a member?  Interested in volunteering?  Please contact us with our online contact form.

Annual Report

Click to view  our 2019 – 2020 Annual Report.

Our Team Works Wonders

Angela Oakley

Resource Center & Community Engagement Manager

Angela holds a Bachelors in Environmental Science & Geography from the University of Washington and a Masters in Public Health from Cal State Northridge. Angela joined the SC team in 2018 and is passionate about improving environmental quality and community health.

Nicole Lang

Green Crew Program Manager

Nicole holds a Bachelors in Marketing Management and joined the SC team in 2018. She considers sustainability one of her true passions, and loves learning and sharing information to help others lead a more conscious lifestyle. Nicole believes we can all make a difference in our daily lives and contribute to positive systemic change.

Stuart Wood

Executive Director

Stuart completed his PhD at Claremont Graduate University, where he researched the politics of climate change. After teaching at Universities throughout California and writing at multiple nonprofits, he joined the SC team in 2019.

Romeo Lodia

Community Compost & Climate Resilient Home Program Manager

Romeo studied philosophy and mathematics at Cal State LA. After reading numerous works by Kentuckian author Wendell Berry, he found himself enamored with the Agrarian Lifestyle where he feels he can put his values into action. He joined the SC team in Summer of 2019 where he now manages the community compost and Climate Resilient Home programs.

Board of Directors

Co-Chair: Sorrel Stielstra

Co-Chair: Hugh Coxe

Vice Chair: Drew Ready

Treasurer: John Heitkemper

Secretary: Julie Medero

Devon Hartman

Christina Ciambriello

Vinita Pugal

Carson Bennitt

Elise Ferree

Elise Roberts