26 09, 2022

2023 Call For Nominations

2022-10-19T12:46:11-05:00

Nominations for SSMC's 2023 Awards Are Open! 2023 SUSTAINABILITY AWARDS Click here for Nomination Form 2023 GREEN BUILDING AWARD Click here for Nomination Form Nominations for both awards must be submitted by November 18 Read our press release Peninsula Clean Energy is also accepting nominations for its 2023 All-Electric Leader Awards. Click here Eligibility and Criteria for Awards Sustainable San Mateo County’s annual awards are highly coveted by those committed to advancing sustainability. They recognize an extraordinary commitment to the long-term health of our planet, for ourselves and future generations. Nominations are now [...]

2023 Call For Nominations2022-10-19T12:46:11-05:00
31 08, 2022

Electrify Everything! Join SSMC’s Green Electrification Photo and Short Video Contest

2022-09-15T14:07:36-05:00

Electrify Everything! NEW DEADLINE: 09/30! Join SSMC’s Green Electrification Photo and Short Video Contest Submit your best green infrastructure photo(s) and short video(s) (30-90 sec. long) by 11:59PM PST on September 30th. No professional experience required. Your entry could win a great prize and will help raise awareness of the multiple benefits of electrifying our transportation and building sectors – including your own home! Sponsored by Peninsula Clean Energy       Ready to get started? It’s as easy as 1-2-3! Collect videos and photos of electrification in action Post and Tag @sustainablesmc and @pencleanenergy on Instagram and Facebook (if [...]

Electrify Everything! Join SSMC’s Green Electrification Photo and Short Video Contest2022-09-15T14:07:36-05:00
12 08, 2022

Connecting Art to Social Action

2022-08-12T10:07:46-05:00

Art is a universally appreciated mode of expression and communication that can move a wide range of people. July’s Virtual Happy Hour explored how art can raise awareness, trigger empathy and motivate people to take action with the help of two professional artists: Joshua Harrison and Anthony Bianconi. Both Artists shared their recent projects and how they address environmental and broader systemic sustainability issues in the Bay Area.  Anthony Bianconi presented his project, Last of Lions, a thought-provoking statue of a mountain lion built in the context of Redwood City’s natural history. In Redwood City, mountain lions are starting to [...]

Connecting Art to Social Action2022-08-12T10:07:46-05:00
15 03, 2022

2022 Awardees

2022-10-05T08:59:34-05:00

Congratulations to Our 2022 Award Winners! Sustainability Awards: Each Green Corner, Kalimah Salahuddin and Seamless Bay Area Ruth Peterson Award: Robert Whitehair Green Building Award: Marshall Medical Offices on Kaiser Permanente’s Redwood City campus These awardees were honored at our 23rd Annual Awards Celebration on May 11, along with recipients of the Second Annual All-Electric Awards, presented by Peninsula Clean Energy. Read the press release about our 2022 winners. Learn about Peninsula Clean Energy's 2022 All-Electric Leader awardees. Sustainability Awards Each Green Corner, a nonprofit powered by volunteers that teaches people of all ages to create sustainable [...]

2022 Awardees2022-10-05T08:59:34-05:00
15 03, 2022

2022 Awards

2022-10-03T23:12:20-05:00

Congratulations to Our 2022 Award Winners! Sustainability Awards: Each Green Corner, Kamilah Salahuddin, Seamless Bay AreaRuth Peterson Award: Robert WhitehairGreen Building Award: Marshall Medical Offices on Kaiser Permanente’s Redwood City campusLearn more about SSMC's award winners here.Read about Peninsula Clean Energy's 2022 All-Electric Leader awardees, who were also recognized at our Awards Celebration.About SSMC's Awards ProgramSSMC 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:Ruth Peterson Award: This [...]

2022 Awards2022-10-03T23:12:20-05:00
9 03, 2022

Climate and Environment Forum

2022-04-21T14:01:02-05:00

Several candidates running for the Congressional seat currently held by Jackie Speier participated in a forum on environmental and sustainability issues on April 6. They are competing in the Primary Election taking place June 7; the two top vote-getter will advance to the General Election in November. Congresswoman Speier will be stepping down at the end of 2022. Sustainable San Mateo County was one of the co-sponsors of the Climate and Environment Forum, which was hosted by the Citizens' Climate Lobby. Click here to watch the candidates debate sustainability issues Event Sponsors:

Climate and Environment Forum2022-04-21T14:01:02-05:00
3 03, 2022

Turning Organic Waste into Gold

2022-03-08T14:17:35-05:00

During February’s Happy Hour we unpacked the state’s new composting law (SB1383) with the help of three local experts in the field: Joe La Mariana, Executive Director of Rethink Waste, Monica Devincenzi from Republic Services and Gordon Tong, representing San Mateo County's Office of Sustainability. Monica started off the evening by sharing some historical context on waste management. She explained that each county is supposed to have at least one active landfill within its borders with a minimum of 15 years of waste capacity. San Mateo County has one active landfill site, Ox Mountain in Half Moon Bay, which is [...]

Turning Organic Waste into Gold2022-03-08T14:17:35-05:00
5 10, 2021

2022 Call For Nominations

2021-12-15T17:40:59-05:00

Eligibility and Criteria for Awards Sustainable San Mateo County’s annual awards are highly coveted by those committed to advancing sustainability. They recognize an extraordinary commitment to the long-term health of our planet, for ourselves and future generations. NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED! Check our press release here. STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFORMATION SOON! We welcome nominations, including self-nominations, for our Sustainability Awards as well as the Green Building Award, which is awarded jointly by SSMC and the American Institute of Architects, San Mateo Chapter (AIASMC). The Ruth Peterson Award is presented at the discretion of SSMC’s Board of Directors. Read [...]

2022 Call For Nominations2021-12-15T17:40:59-05:00
1 10, 2021

In Vogue: Sustainability in the Fashion Industry

2021-10-01T14:29:56-05:00

Our August Happy Hour explored sustainability in the fashion industry. We were pleased to have Gary Barker, Eszter Csicsai, and Emily Schneider speak at the Happy Hour and share the ways they are working toward a more sustainable fashion industry - from sustainable hangers to metrics that compare products' sustainability to resale opportunities. Gary Barker is the Director of Sustainability at Nexgen Packaging and founder of Ditto Sustainable Brand Solutions, a B-corporation recently acquired by Nexgen Packaging. Ditto has developed sustainable ways to improve hangers' impact on the environment - which is surprisingly large. He said 100 percent of wooden [...]

In Vogue: Sustainability in the Fashion Industry2021-10-01T14:29:56-05:00
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