SUSTAINABLE SAN MATEO COUNTY

Rating: 5 stars   3 reviews

Issues: Environment

Location: 177 Bovet Road 6TH Floor % Ruth Peterson San Mateo CA 94402 USA

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
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EIN 48-1265207
(650) 638-2323
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Rating: 5 stars  

14 people found this review helpful

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.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the increase of awareness and actions around sustainability throughout the county.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I can't answer this since I have had a hand in running the organization.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the willingness to participate that the many volunteers have brought to the organization with their intelligent and thoughtful insight and foresight.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

of the highest caliber. With very few exceptions, all were a pleasure to work with. Many have been with Sustainable San Mateo County since its inception in 1992.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand its efforts exponentially! It could hire more staff to help with all of the ideas that we come up with.

Ways to make it better...

it couldn't have been better. I have enjoyed working with the dedicated volunteers and small staff in helping to spread the word about sustainability.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

finding the time and money to do everything we want to do. We have a small staff so rely a lot on volunteers.

One thing I'd also say is that...

that smallness of the staff means that the volunteers realize how much they are needed and participating is its own reward.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

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