Sustainable San Mateo County welcomes partnerships with other, similarly minded organizations on programs, initiatives and/or policies that align with our mission. Together, we are stronger! Let’s amplify our impact and make a real difference on the ground.

Some of our partnerships include:

FFBSV: SSMC was one of the first founding members of the Campaign for Fossil Free Buildings in Silicon Valley (FFBSV), a coalition of 33 organizations led by Menlo Spark. The goal of the campaign is to eliminate fossil fuels, including natural gas, from all buildings in Silicon Valley

AIASMC: SSMC has partnered with the American Institute of Architects, San Mateo County Chapter (AIASMC), every year since 2003 to award its prestigious Green Building Award. We thank our AIASMC colleagues for contributing their time and expertise to this successful collaboration.

TEAMC: SSMC joined 27 other diverse local and regional organizations to form TEAMC (the Transportation Equity Allied Movement Coalition), which advocates for more equitable and sustainable transportation.

Spare the Air Resource Team: The Spare the Air Resource Team brings together civic groups, agencies, businesses and environmental organizations that meet regularly and work collaboratively to implement projects that promote cleaner air. SSMC has been a team member for many years and has enjoyed partnering with others to develop and carry out projects that help address the unique air quality concerns or priorities of San Mateo County. Activities have included promoting active transportation via fun challenges and prices, amplifying local awareness campaigns, organizing conferences and participating in regional initiatives.

Green Dollhouse Project: This project was a collaborative effort with many organizations, including the Coyote Point Museum, Eco Design Resources and RecycleWorks. It won the 2006 EPA Environmental Achievement Award and was part of the Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award that was awarded to RecycleWorks. The exhibit toured Sacramento and New York. Two of the dollhouses and the Build Your Own Green Dollhouse Play Area are installed permanently at the Coyote Point Museum.

Are you looking for a reputable partner to team up with on a great sustainability related idea, project or policy suggestion? Look no further! Let’s talk. Please contact us at with “Partnership” in the subject line.