Sustainable San Mateo County works in a number ways to engage and inform residents, businesses and elected official about sustainability. The outstanding annual Indicator's Report is the go to tool for data on the social, economic and environmental health of the county. The annual awards event highlights local achievements, providing motivation and recognition for leaders moving forward on the journey to sustainability. A great resource for information -- thank you Adrienne and Sustainable San Mateo County for what you do.
Sustainable SM County has just developed a new data base of information to help people -- and businesses -- be sustainable in very practical ways. Using the Sustainability Hub, you find out very practical ways to make your garden more water efficient, to find a "green" auto mechanic, to find better transportation options besides driving your own car, and lots more. It's all about making the 3 E's of sustainability -- environment, economy, and equity -- practical to everyday people. And it grows from a history of more than 15 years of doing research on sustainability and recognizing people who do it. And it all started with 6 people who had an idea in the mid 1990s.
I am the Board Chair for this nonprofit. We educate about all 3 E's of sustainability - Economy, social Equity and the Environment. We stay true to our purpose, limit ourselves to the County of San Mateo, California, and publish an annual Indicators Report which rates the County on 32 different Indicators. We also have an annual Awards event which recognizes those in our County who are putting sustainability into action. The primary focus is to influence the city councils (there are 20 cities in our county) and the County Board of Supervisors to promote sustainability by recognizing that their decisions today will impact generations to come. We also work with other organizations and the community at large to further these concepts.