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.
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.