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Announcing the 2015 Award Winners!

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2015 Award Winners to be honored at a benefit dinner on Thursday, March 26, 2015 Sustainable San Mateo County’s 16th Annual Sustainability Awards celebrate two local businesses and a nonprofit community resource center for outstanding commitment to sustainable practices and exemplary conduct with regards to the three “e” principles: Economy, Equity, Environment. Sustainability Award winners…
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On gazing upwards & looking forward

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When we speak about sustainability, we do so with emphasis on long term thinking. There are some things worth preserving – like our natural heritage – that require planning on an inter-generational timescale. One of the quintessential symbols of the Northern Californian natural landscape are redwood trees. Their grandeur and majesty are obvious to anyone…
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Unpacking a Cubicle for Xmas

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Hi there. This is my second blog post and first of the new year. One of my tasks as communications intern at SSMC has been to setup a work space. Over the Xmas break I cleaned our cubicle space at the Bovet Professional Offices. I took some before and after photos: There are hundreds of…
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A note from Nathan

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Hi there, my name is Nathan. I’m a communications intern here at Sustainable San Mateo County. I’ve been a long time San Mateo resident myself and am currently an undergraduate student studying philosophy and marketing. I’ve always wanted to work with an environmental advocacy organization. What particularly attracted me to SSMC is the successful fulfillment…
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Be an energy- and water-saving HERO with new HERO program

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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)…
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Important Notes for Awards Attendees

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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…
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SSMC adopts a new Strategic Plan!

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  The Sustainable San Mateo County Board of Directors developed a new Strategic Plan with facilitated guidance from independent consultant Regina Neu. Beginning with a Board Retreat on November 16, 2013 and ending with the Plan’s approval on June 18, 2014, the Board worked to identify five Priority Areas and corresponding Goal Statements that will…
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2014 Award Recipients

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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…
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Winter 2014 Indicators Report Highlights Consequences of an Improving Economy

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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…
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