Waste Management

5 10, 2020

Community Education and Outreach Efforts on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

2020-10-09T15:23:14-05:00

San Mateo County Office of Education's Environmental Literacy and Sustainability Initiative The San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE) launched its Environmental Literacy and Sustainability Initiative at the start of the 2017-18 school year. The initiative's vision is for the school communities and leaders to prioritize sustainability integration and environmental literacy for all students. The initiative supports a broad variety of complementary programs and efforts, including: Collective Impact - Campus as a Laboratory for Learning Program: This program utilizes the Collective Impact Approach to bring together school districts and their broader community to “green” one aspect of their school’s [...]

Community Education and Outreach Efforts on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency2020-10-09T15:23:14-05:00
5 10, 2020

Waste to Energy and Waste Management

2020-10-09T15:53:47-05:00

One important aspect of sustainability involves the life cycle of materials and energy extracted, consumed, transformed and disposed of in the functioning of urban societies.  Modern-day waste management should look at waste as a valuable resource, rather than simply bury or burn it. One promising technique is waste-to-energy (WTE) conversion, which offers an efficient means of managing waste commensurate to the needs of large population urban centers, while providing a source of alternative and renewable energy. San Mateo County’s sole landfill, Ox Mountain, is expected to reach capacity in only 14 years (by 2034). To achieve optimal waste energy management, [...]

Waste to Energy and Waste Management2020-10-09T15:53:47-05:00
26 09, 2020

Upcoming Events

2020-10-05T15:51:13-05:00

October 6: Annual Indicators Report Launch Event 2020 Indicators Report Focuses on Path to Carbon-Free FutureSustainable San Mateo County’s 24th annual Indicators Report will be unveiled October 6 at a free online gathering featuring experts sharing solutions about “The Road to Decarbonization” for the State of California and local communities in San Mateo County. Keynote Speaker: Josh Becker, State Senate Candidate The event will feature State Senate candidate Josh Becker and energy experts David Kaneda of IDeAs Consulting, Sylvia Lee of Facebook and Phillip Kobernick of Peninsula Clean Energy. They will share solutions about “The Road to Decarbonization” [...]

Upcoming Events2020-10-05T15:51:13-05:00
4 09, 2020

2020 Key Indicator

2020-10-19T09:05:03-05:00

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency The Dual-Axis Solar Carport in Burlingame supports up to 600 solar panels. Conventional fossil-fuel energy sources such as coal and natural gas are huge contributors to climate change. Non-renewable electricity and power generation use large amounts of scarce energy and water resources and pollute both the air and water, greatly harming our health and environment. On the other hand, renewable energy generated from sources including sun, wind and tides provides substantial benefits for mitigating climate change and restoring our health and environment. Last year, Sustainable San Mateo County’s annual Key Indicator report [...]

2020 Key Indicator2020-10-19T09:05:03-05:00
27 07, 2020

Indicators Report

2020-10-09T16:55:23-05:00

About the Indicators Report Sustainable San Mateo County has been tracking sustainability progress in the county since 1997 through its annual Indicators Report. This report provides fact-based information on sustainability indicators and local trends impacting San Mateo County’s economy, environment and social equity. Since its inception, the Indicators Report has been welcomed as a credible source of information by governments, businesses, civic groups and nonprofit organizations that use it to set goals, measure progress and prioritize resource allocation. Propelled by the philosophy that “what gets measured, gets managed,” the report presents metrics, success stories and [...]

Indicators Report2020-10-09T16:55:23-05:00
29 10, 2019

Indicators Report

2020-10-05T13:48:34-05:00

2020 Indicators Report Focuses on Path to Carbon-Free Future Sustainable San Mateo County’s 24th annual Indicators Report will be unveiled October 6, 2020 at a free online gathering featuring experts sharing solutions about “The Road to Decarbonization” for the State of California and local communities in San Mateo County. Each year the Indicators Report examines one aspect of sustainability performance in San Mateo County. This year the emphasis is on renewable energy and energy efficiency. The report includes comprehensive data, key challenges and actions, case studies and solutions within San Mateo County. The Indicators Report Launch from 11 a.m. to [...]

Indicators Report2020-10-05T13:48:34-05:00
26 02, 2017

Water, Air & Waste

2020-09-02T23:28:55-05:00

Water Supply and Demand ♦ Bay and Ocean Water Quality ♦ Drought Monitor ♦ Air Quality ♦ Solid Waste ♦ Food Waste Sustainability Goals Natural resources are managed efficiently to minimize environmental degradation, prevent scarcity, and to ensure that resources are available for future generations. Water supply and demand are in balance, and adequate infrastructure and storage reduce the risk of shortages. Water quality is high enough to support different uses including recreation and manufacturing, while also ensuring the health of aquatic ecosystems. Waste prevention and diversion help conserve natural resources. Soils are healthy and support agriculture, while good air [...]

Water, Air & Waste2020-09-02T23:28:55-05:00