A healthy environment has clean air, water, and soil, as well as abundant open spaces that allow native animals and plants to thrive.
Environment by the Numbers
34,600,000,000: Btu of energy used in the county in 2015.
854,300: Gallons of fuel consumed per day for transportation in San Mateo County in 2014.
17,000,000: Vehicle miles traveled per day on county roads in 2014.
10,162,189: Total square footage of LEED certified green buildings in the county in 2015.
583,990 : Tons of solid waste generated in San Mateo County in 2015.
23,538: Acres of land in the county devoted to agriculture production, equaling 8% of total land.
81: Percent of total agricultural production value in the county that comes from Floral and Nursery Crops in 2015.
30: Number of spare the Air Alerts that were issued during the 2013-14 Winter Spare the Air Season (November 2013-February 2014), tying the 2006-07 season for the most alerts issued.
19: Number of organic farms in the county in 2015.
1: Percent of water in the county that comes from recycled sources in 2014.
Environment at a Glance 2012 (click for PDF of table below)
The Frog does not drink up the pond in which it lives.
– Chinese Proverb