Congratulations to Our 2023 Award Winners!

Sustainability Awards: Diane Bailey, Tom Kabat, Redwood High School & SEI

Green Building Award: Burlingame Community Center

Green Building Honorable Mentions: Atherton Library & Gilead Sciences’ Wellbeing Center

Sustainability Youth Commendation: Alex Wagonfeld

Learn more about our winners here.

Read the press release here.

Peninsula Clean Energy will also present its 2023 All-Electric Leader Awards at SSMC’s Awards Celebration.

Join the Celebration!

Click on the button to buy tickets to our 24th Annual Awards Celebration on March 30 in the College of San Mateo’s Bay View Dining Room. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. and includes a hosted reception, dinner, silent and live auctions, and an awards program filled with inspiring stories about local sustainability heroes. You can also click below to be notified when our Virtual Auction begins.


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Sponsor Sustainable San Mateo County’s 24th Annual Awards Program
Each year SSMC honors sustainability leaders who have made significant progress in protecting our people and planet through their work with local organizations, businesses and government. Historically, 300 attendees have joined our Awards Celebration to recognize our award winners.

Sponsorship opportunities range from $500 Friend to $10,000 Leader levels and come with many benefits. Want to learn more? Visit our Sponsorship Opportunities page, email or call 650-918-1992.

About SSMC’s Awards Program

SSMC has presented 166 awards to local sustainability champions since 1999. Our Awards Program is an inspiring celebration and “must attend” event that pays tribute to those working to make our region truly sustainable. We recognize leaders in the following categories:

  • Sustainability Awards: The work of Sustainability Award winners must have an impact in San Mateo County on the three E’s of sustainability: Environmental impacts, social Equity and Economic vitality. Nonprofits, government agencies, businesses, educational institutions and individuals are eligible.
  • Green Building Award: This award is given to a building in San Mateo County that promotes green, sustainable design, construction and performance. It recognizes the architect, builder and owner of the building. SSMC has partnered with the American Institute of Architects, San Mateo County Chapter (AIASMC), to present this award every year since 2003.

In 2021, Peninsula Clean Energy presented the first All-Electric Leader Awards at SSMC’s Awards Celebration. PCE will present the awards for the third time at this year’s SSMC Awards Celebration.

In 2020, SSMC presented Reach Code Awards recognizing San Mateo County municipalities that have enacted progressive green building policies.

To see all previous award winners, click here.

Sponsor our 2023 Awards Celebration!
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Community Sponsors

Bohannon Foundation
Franklin Templeton
Northern California Carpenters Local No. 617
Putnam, Kent
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
South San Francisco Scavenger Co., Inc.

Neighborhood Sponsors

Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP
Crabbe, Nancy & Dave
Davies Appliance
DES Architects + Engineers
Hill, Jerry
IBEW Local No. 617
Kaiser Permanente
Kreitem, George and Rhonda

Nagel, Terry and Jim
Port of Redwood City

Republic Services
Sims Metal

Water Emergency Transportation Authority

Special Contributors


Bruand, Bernard
Devil’s Canyon Brewing Co.
Gruchala Photography
Hubbard, Sarah
McGlashan, Ricki
Peterson, Dan
Schulte, Bill
Woodell, John


David Amann, Beth and Raj Bhatnagar, Joanna Cui, Kaia Eakin and Bryan Beck,  Georgi and Warren Dale LaBerge, Ricki and Doug McGlashan, Russ Miller & Kirk Pessner, Lisa and Michael Nash

Special thanks to our 2023 Awards Celebration sponsors