Environment | Sustainable San Mateo County


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)



Environment At-A-Glance

The Frog does not drink up the pond in which it lives.

– Chinese Proverb

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