We’ve launched our new, expanded Sustainability Ideas Bank to help local cities and businesses accelerate sustainability.

The Ideas Bank shares nearly 80 sustainability solutions from cities and businesses that have proven successful in San Mateo County as well as many other areas. It makes it easier for leaders to address climate change and other issues related to sustainability by removing the need for staff members to research the feasibility of ideas and for attorneys to draft new ordinances and policies. Instead, they can move quickly to adopt solutions that have already proven successful elsewhere.

Nearly all ideas include contact information that enable individuals to talk directly with others who have implemented these solutions, along with links to staff reports, ordinances, websites and/or articles of interest. Topics covered are Affordable Housing, Climate Change, Ecology and Biodiversity, Energy, Finance, Food and Agriculture, Social Equity, Transportation, Waste and Water.

We welcome your suggestions for solutions to add to the Ideas Bank. Please send them through our online form or by email to ideas@sustainablesanmateo.org.

We are grateful to the donors, volunteers and interns who have helped develop and support this project. Click here to learn more.