At SSMC, believe that the “three E’s” of sustainability, the Economy, the Environment and social Equity, must be in balance in order for communities to be healthy and thrive.

Our vision is a sustainable future for everyone in San Mateo County.

Our mission is to drive impactful action on economic, environmental and social equity issues that leads to sustainable practices and improves the long-term health of San Mateo County.

Our core programs are:

  • Our Indicators Report, which tracks sustainability progress in local cities and the county. It has been produced annually since 1997.
  • Our Awards Program, which celebrates local sustainability champions and Green Building Award recipients. It has been held annually since 1999.
  • Our Sustainability Ideas Bank, which compiles successful policies and programs implemented by local governments and businesses to accelerate sustainability.

In addition, SSMC hosts Virtual Happy Hours and Roundtables with sustainability leaders to discuss current topics and ways to collaborate. We also engage regularly with a broad range of stakeholders from local government, the business community, other nonprofits and academia to advance projects and programs that are consistent with our vision and mission.

 Meet the SSMC Team

SSMC’s leaders are committed to making local cities and San Mateo County more sustainable.

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SSMC collage Our Background

SSMC was founded in 1992 and has been tracking sustainability progress in San Mateo County since 1997.

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Opportunities at SSMC

Interested in getting involved? SSMC welcomes your help.

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 Contact SSMC

Have a question or suggestion? Here’s how you can reach us.

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