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25 04, 2024

Summer Internship Positions Now Open


Are you passionate about sustainability and eager to make a tangible impact in your community? Sustainable San Mateo County (SSMC) is offering an exciting summer internship opportunity that might just be what you're looking for! As a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing sustainability initiatives in San Mateo County, SSMC is inviting college students to join their dynamic team. This internship focuses on expanding the Sustainability Ideas Bank, a vital resource that empowers local leaders to implement innovative solutions addressing critical environmental and social issues. If you're ready to dive into the world of policy research and community engagement, this [...]

Summer Internship Positions Now Open2024-04-26T09:43:55-05:00
2 01, 2024

The Role of Green Building Awards in Advancing Sustainability


Applications for SSMC’s 2024 Green Building Award are now closed. The winner will be celebrated at SSMC’s 25th Annual Awards Event on April 10th. Green building plays a pivotal role in advancing sustainability efforts by integrating environmentally responsible practices into the design, construction and operation of structures. The environmental impact of traditional construction methods, including energy consumption, water usage and waste generation, is substantial. Green building, however, focuses on reducing this impact by incorporating energy-efficient technologies, utilizing sustainable materials and implementing resource-conserving strategies. By adopting these practices, green buildings contribute to the overall reduction of carbon emissions, lower energy consumption [...]

The Role of Green Building Awards in Advancing Sustainability2024-01-23T13:23:49-05:00
30 10, 2023

Indicators Report Reveals Challenges and Opportunities


Sustainable San Mateo County’s 2023 Indicators Report reveals some surprising facts about pressures that are making life difficult for families in the county. At a Launch Event attended by 80 people on October 26, speakers described how county agencies and local nonprofits are still struggling to keep up with the increased demand for services triggered by COVID-19. “We learned a lot through the pandemic,” said keynote speaker Mike Callagy, county executive for San Mateo County, when the virus “highlighted the disparities we had, especially with families and kids.” Among the examples he cited in our county, “one of the richest [...]

Indicators Report Reveals Challenges and Opportunities2023-10-30T12:39:57-05:00
30 10, 2023

Calling All Environmental Heroes


Peninsula Clean Energy is seeking community insights and feedback from environmental advocates to help shape its future customer offerings. You’re invited to share ideas for new products and services during a special webinar hosted by Sustainable San Mateo County (SSMC) on Wednesday, November 15, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Zoom.  You can register for this free, virtual workshop at  Since 2016, thousands of Peninsula Clean Energy customers have opted up to ECO100, paying a 1 cent per kilowatt-hour premium to receive 100% renewable energy. Peninsula Clean Energy has plans to reach that 100% renewable energy goal for its entire [...]

Calling All Environmental Heroes2023-10-30T11:59:40-05:00
27 10, 2023

SSMC Selects Executive Director


Sustainable San Mateo County is thrilled to introduce you to its new Executive Director, Sarah Hubbard! After previously serving as the Program Manager for our Sustainability Ideas Bank and Dashboard programs, Sarah welcomes this new role with enthusiasm. Her deep understanding of our programs, priorities, and your concerns make her the perfect fit to guide the organization. Sarah's journey as a sustainability and social justice advocate began when she volunteered with the Peace Corps in Uruguay, working on economic development and education projects to enhance the local communities' quality of life. This life-changing experience set the course for her [...]

SSMC Selects Executive Director2023-10-27T13:43:39-05:00
10 07, 2023

How Cities Shape Global Sustainable Development


The recently published U20 2023 Communiqué to G20 leaders highlights the importance of collaborative action in addressing global sustainability challenges. It also underscores the significance of organizations like Sustainable San Mateo County (SSMC) and their efforts to connect with and support initiatives like G20 and U20, which bring together leaders from around the world to discuss critical issues. By empowering local communities and promoting sustainable practices, SSMC contributes to the goals outlined by G20 and U20, reinforcing the critical role of cities in addressing sustainability challenges. Understanding G20 and U20 The Group of Twenty (G20) is an international forum that [...]

How Cities Shape Global Sustainable Development2023-07-11T16:03:18-05:00
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