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Key Indicator 2019 Climate Change: How do we respond?

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Climate change will impact the socio-economic viability of every community while also affecting infrastructure, built systems, social aspects and public health. Extreme and rapid changes in temperature, precipitation, and sea level are certain to impact health, natural resources, coastal ecology, transportation, energy infrastructure, and food and water security. In 2018, Sustainable San Mateo County’s Annual…
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Experts and leaders addressing the “Future of Transportation” in Redwood City

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Peninsula Family Service, a nonprofit serving local families in four Bay Area Counties – including San Mateo County – organized “The Future of Transportation: Clean Energy & Transformation” event as part of its Thought Leader Series.  The May 15, 2019 event was co-sponsored by Sustainable San Mateo County (SSMC) along with Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE)…
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SSMC Indicators Report Launch Event highlights local successes

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Six speakers offered ideas on reducing carbon emissions at a Sustainable San Mateo County (SSMC) luncheon on November 1 unveiling the 22nd annual Indicators Report, which focuses on climate change. Sponsored by and Peninsula Clean Energy, the event welcomed over 100 attendees and exhibitors, and was supported by a team of SSMC’s volunteers. The updated…
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Impossible Foods: Lowering the Carbon Footprint with Plant-burgers

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The founders of local start-up, Impossible Foods, were inspired to make a product that would curb meat-lover’s carbon footprint and improve biodiversity. At a tour of their facility, we learned that over time the planet’s biodiversity has taken a dive as humans and the cattle we harvest represent an increasing amount of terrestrial biomass. In…
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SSMC Takes a Stand on Measure W and Prop 6

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Sustainable San Mateo County’s board of directors has endorsed a San Mateo County measure on the November ballot that emphasizes traffic congestion relief and transportation improvements that would benefit public transit, walking, biking, carpooling and other strategies to take as many as 10,000 cars off interchanges and highways every weekday. Measure W, which would add…
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SSMC at the Bay Area Climate Emergency Town Hall

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With our focus on climate this year, we jumped at the chance to learn from a diverse group of leaders, scientists, and activists at the Bay Area Climate Emergency Town Hall. Hosted by the City of Berkeley, which recently declared a climate emergency, the meeting encouraged “accelerated timelines for the elimination of GHG emissions” through…
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SSMC June 2018 Event: Speakers Give Tips on Engaging Communities

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“There’s no question that climate change is the challenge of our time,” Supervisor Dave Pine told those attending a Sustainable San Mateo County event called “Mobilize Your Community to Solve Climate Change” on June 15 at the San Carlos Public Library. The San Mateo County supervisor explained how that message was driven home to him…
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Sustainability Conference This Saturday, April 28, 2018

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Dig in to a lively afternoon of learning about local sustainability projects and how you can make an impact. Local experts will explain the surprising benefits of carbon farming, share accomplishments in renewable energy, and demonstrate the science behind home composting. Thanks to Peninsula Clean Energy, the first 100 registrants will receive a free copy…
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The Clean Energy Revolution in San Mateo County

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100% Clean Energy: Of the county, for the county, by the county Hey, San Mateo County residents and business owners, did you hear that clean energy explosion at midnight on April 1, 2017? It was a massive attack of carbon-free electricity, shocked right into your home and office. Solar, wind and hydro kilowatts seizing your…
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A Brief Guide to the Indicators Report

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What gets measured, gets managed For those new to the SSMC Indicators Report or just seeking a refresher, this extensive examination of our County’s economy, environment, and overall well-being, provides critical independent statistics and summarized insights on the most pressing regional issues. With rolling coverage of 12 categories — including education, energy, healthcare, and housing…
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