5 10, 2020

Community Education and Outreach Efforts on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency


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


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

2021 Indicators Report Launch


2021 Indicators Report Focuses on Equitable Housing At the launch of our 25th annual Indicators Report on October 19, speakers outlined the challenges facing the need for more affordable, equitable housing as well as some proven solutions that are making it happen.Panelists were:Rick Bonilla, Deputy Mayor, San MateoDiana Reddy, Council Member, Redwood CityMatt Franklin, Chief Executive, MidPen HousingSee a video of the Indicators Report LaunchRead a blog about the eventRead the Indicators Report on Equitable Housing About the Speakers Rick Bonilla joined the San Mateo City Council in 2015 after serving on city commissions since 2001. He [...]

2021 Indicators Report Launch2021-10-21T12:20:46-05:00
4 09, 2020

2020 Key Indicator


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


Read the 25th Annual Indicators Report on Equitable Housing 2021 Indicators Report Web version2021 Indicators Report Full Version 2.8 MB (PDF)2021 Indicators Report Brochure 1.1 MB (PDF)2021 Indicators Report Executive Summary  151 KB (PDF)Video of the 2021 Indicators Report Launch 2021 Indicators Report: Equitable Housing The equitable housing issues we are facing in San Mateo County affect everyone. They negatively impact the quality of life of the most vulnerable populations, such as seniors, the disabled and low-income individuals, as well as essential workers and middle-income residents. These problems make it difficult for companies to [...]

Indicators Report2021-10-21T11:34:45-05:00
29 10, 2019

Indicators Report


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


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
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