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  • EIN 48-1265207
  • (650) 638-2323
  • 177 Bovet Road 6TH Floor San Mateo CA 94402 USA

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Environment, Environmental Education

Mission: SUSTAINABLE SAN MATEO COUNTY EXISTS TO CHANGE AND SHAPE PRESENT AND FUTURE. BEHAVIOR IN ORDER TO CREATE AN ENVIRONMENTALLY HEALTHY, ECONOMICALLY VITAL AND SOCIALLY JUST REGION. SUSTAINABILITY MEANS THAT WE MEET TODAY'S NEEDS WITHOUT COMPROMISING THE ABILITY OF FUTURE GENERATIONS TO MEET THEIR NEEDS BY MINMIZING THE NEGATIVE IMPACT OF OUR ACTIVITIES ON THE PLANET'S HUMAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL PESOURCES.

Geographic areas served: San Mateo County

Programs: Held the 14th annual sustainability and green building awards event to highlight those in the community who demonstrate a dedication to the long-term health and well-being of the county. The 2013 event drew 250 attendees and celebrated 8 award winners.

in may 2013, the organization published the 17th annual edition of the "indicators for a sustainable san mateo county" report and held a launch luncheon to discuss the reports findings.

researched and encouraged policies to create a healthier and more sustainable food environment.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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.