Currently in Menlo Park, and starting later this year in Foster City, and early 2015 in Redwood City, Woodside, and the unincorporated portions of San Mateo County, local residents will have an opportunity to be energy- and water-saving heroes, thanks to local elected officials in these areas and the HERO Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program. The HERO program finances 100 percent of the cost to purchase and install eligible products with low-fixed interest rates, flexible payment terms and tax-deductible benefits for a range of home improvement projects aimed at saving energy and reducing water use. Payments are made through [...]
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The 2014 Sustainability Awards are almost here! Nearly 300 people are signed up to join SSMC, international sustainability icon Dr. Brundtland, community leaders and award winners at the 15th Annual Sustainability Awards on Thursday April 3, 2014 at the College of San Mateo. If you're one of them, we can't wait to see you! Here are a few things you might want to review before you come. Directions and Parking Information - View/Download our Map Lots of folks have been asking, so we've created a simple map with instructions that you can save to your mobile device (or print if [...]
Sustainable San Mateo County (SSMC) is proud to announce its 2014 Award recipients. Winners of the 2014 Sustainability Award are: The Grand Boulevard Initiative, Reach and Teach, and the North Shoreview Montessori School. Winner of the 2014 Green Building Award is 5th Avenue Alternative School, Redwood City, with Honorable Mention going to affordable housing at 7555 Mission St, Daly City. The Ruth Peterson Award will go to SSMC founding member and long-time volunteer and supporter Ricki McGlashan. SSMC's Sustainability Award recognizes businesses, community groups, city programs, and individuals that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to improving sustainable practices within San Mateo [...]
More jobs, declining affordability will increase traffic congestion San Mateo County sees high levels of cross-county commuting, as 60% of people employed in the county live in other areas and must commute in for work. On a given workday, nearly 200,000 workers commute into San Mateo County, while a similar number of residents commute out to other counties for work. As the economy continues to improve, this commute travel will grow, leading to increased congestion, reduced worker productivity, and vehicle-related air pollution and emissions. These statistics and more can be found in our Indicators for a Sustainable San Mateo County [...]
SustainableSanMateo.org is undergoing changes to make your SSMC online experience better. Videos from the 14th Annual Sustainability and Green Building Awards The 7 recipients of a 2013 Sustainability or Green Building Award are highlighted in the videos on the Awards page. Newsletters page You can now view our online newsletter archive on our newsletters page. In the News Page We now have an archive of SSMC in the news on our In the News page dating back to co-founder and board chair emeritus Ruth Peterson's archive since 2007. Community Calendar Our constantly-updated community calendar on the homepage is your one-stop [...]
2013 Indicators Report Launch & Lunch Join us for the release of the 17th Annual Indicators for a Sustainable San Mateo County! Tuesday, May 21 11:30AM-1:30PM Sobrato Center for Nonprofits 350 Twin Dolphin Dr, Redwood CityComplimentary light lunch provided Featuring a panel of experts on our Key Indicator: Income Inequality, including: Joshua Hugg, Program Manager at Housing Leadership Council Kitty Lopez, Executive Director of Samaritan House Dr. Charles Varner, Associate Director of the Center for Poverty and Inequality at Stanford University Dr. Gary Waddell, Deputy Superintendent of San Mateo County Office of Education Amazing after: sound products this fine! I [...]
Sustainable San Mateo County Executive Director Adrienne Etherton spoke with Host Dani Gasparini on One on One on Peninsula Television in January 2013. Look for the last year's 2012 Sustainablility and Green Building Awards videos on Peninsula TV coming soon!
Sustainable San Mateo County recently received a year-long grant from County of San Mateo Health System / Health Policy and Planning to collaborate with the City of San Mateo, the San Mateo Cool Cities Team of Sierra Club Loma Prieta Chapter, and the Policy Committee of the San Mateo County Food System Alliance to pass at least one sustainable food policy in San Mateo and hold public outreach on healthy food. You are invited to the kick-off meeting: San Mateo Cool Cities Team Meeting Wednesday, January 23 from 7-9PM Reach & Teach (just down the road from SSMC office near [...]
Download the PDF of the 2012 report by clicking here. (Note: file is 11.74MB). You may also request a hard copy of the report and/or summary by calling 650.638.2323.