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.
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.