2020 AWARDS DINNER
April 2, 2020
Emcee: State Senator Jerry Hill
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We have been celebrating our local sustainability champions since over 20 years. Our Awards recognize leaders in the following categories:
- Ruth Peterson Award: Sustainable San Mateo County’s highest honor, awarded at the discretion of the Board of Directors to an individual who has contributed significantly to our mission. No application.
- Sustainability Awards: The work of Sustainability Award winners must address each of the three E’s of sustainability – Environmental Impacts, Social Equity and Economic Vitality. Their work must have a local impact in San Mateo County. Available categories are:
- educational institutions
- Green Building Award: This award is given to a project that promotes green, sustainable design and construction. It also supports environmentally friendly design in architecture and recognizes the architects, builders and owners of these green buildings in San Mateo County. 2020 will mark our 18th Annual Green Building Award. It is co-sponsored with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) of San Mateo County.
- In addition, new in 2020 is our “Reach Award” category, recognizing SM County municipalities that have taken action on enacting progressive green building policies. All municipalities are automatically considered for this Award category, no separate application necessary.
Read our Press Release about this year’s (2020) winners!
About the Sustainable San Mateo County Awards
The Sustainable San Mateo County Awards Dinner is an inspiring evening that pays tribute to those working to make our region truly sustainable. Attendees are treated to a networking hour, sustainable dinner and wine, entertaining raffles and auctions, and presentations highlighting the achievements of the award recipients. Proceeds from the evening support Sustainable San Mateo County’s general operating funds and programs.
Award recipients in each category receive the following:
- An award presentation at the Awards Dinner highlighting their achievements
- A professionally produced video highlighting their achievements
- Community recognition
- Opportunities for year-round partnering with SSMC
- Two complimentary tickets to the Awards Dinner (value $270)
Since 1999, Sustainable San Mateo County’s annual Sustainability Awards program has heightened community awareness about sustainability.The awards recognize San Mateo County businesses, community groups and individuals that have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to bringing sustainable practices that impact San Mateo County. In addition, SSMC and the San Mateo County Chapter of the American Institute of Architects present a Green Building Award, to inspire and support sustainable design in architecture and to recognize the designers, builders and owners of green buildings in San Mateo County.
To date, more than 100 Sustainability and Green Building Awards have been given to recipients chosen from among hundreds of worthy nominees. Each year, around 300 community leaders, volunteers, interested citizens and local media representatives attend the Awards Dinner.
Want to volunteer to help plan this year’s Awards Dinner? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Awards Committee” in the subject line.
Previous Award Winners
See all previous award winners here.
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