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The Clean Energy Revolution in San Mateo County

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100% Clean Energy: Of the county, for the county, by the county Hey, San Mateo County residents and business owners, did you hear that clean energy explosion at midnight on April 1, 2017?  It was a massive attack of carbon-free electricity, shocked right into your home and office. Solar, wind and hydro kilowatts seizing your cable…
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A Brief Guide to the Indicators Report

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What gets measured, gets managed For those new to the SSMC Indicators Report or just seeking a refresher, this extensive examination of our County’s economy, environment, and overall well-being, provides critical independent statistics and summarized insights on the most pressing regional issues. With rolling coverage of 12 categories — including education, energy, healthcare, and housing…
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Support Our Backyard Beekeepers

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Hurray for Honeybee Expansion Nectar, Pollen, Honey, Repeat. Thus is the daily routine for one of the hardest working species on the planet, the honeybee. And thanks to the tireless work of the Beekeepers’ Guild of San Mateo County (BG-SMC) and their supporters, including Sustainable San Mateo County, the county can likely expect local expansion of…
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Adrienne’s Farewell Message

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Friends, volunteers, partners and supporters of SSMC, I am writing to let you know that after 6 years at the helm and nearly 7 altogether with Sustainable San Mateo County, I am moving on. My last day will be October 18, and I will start my new role as the Sustainability Management Analyst for the…
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Innovations in Civic and Government Technology

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Civic and Gov Tech Showcase

‘Where government and technology intersect’ was the tagline for Innovate Your State’s Third Annual Civic and Gov Tech Showcase in San Jose. The event examined the technological innovations that support federal and state government, engage and educate citizens and improve government services. As Michelle Thong from the City of San Jose stated, ‘nourish the civictech…
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Converting Waste Gas to Biofuel

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Bubble gas storage

What to do with all that gas? That was the problem facing the San Mateo Waste Water Treatment Plant. Yes, your waste material that flushes into the sewers has to end up somewhere – and even after processing into dry ‘cakes’ there is plenty of dirty gas to get rid of. Mostly methane, this gas…
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A trip on the Easymile EZ10 self-drive electric shuttle

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Easymile EZ10 shuttle

On July 12th, Sustainable San Mateo County joined a group of local mobility enthusiasts for a ride in the Easymile EZ10 self-drive electric shuttle. This pilot program is the first of its kind in North America. The tour took place at Bishop Ranch in San Ramon, California and was organized by Menlo Spark and Friends of Caltrain. Transit…
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Celebrating 25 Years!

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Join us for our 25th Anniversary Celebration! Join us in Huddart Park on October 7 from 2-5pm to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Sustainable San Mateo County. Bring your family and friends and get to know your SSMC community of staff, volunteers and supporters. We’ll provide desserts and beverages and there’ll be outdoor activities such as volleyball, bean…
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Full house for Housing & Transportation Solutions Discussion at Spring Indicators Launch

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Housing and transportation are two of the largest household expenses, and we had a full house at our Indicators Report Launch event centered on housing and transportation solutions. We shared our newest research and welcomed an expert panel representing local government, businesses, and advocacy groups. Speakers shared ideas to bring communities to together to collaborate on housing…
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Green Business Celebration & Networking

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The San Mateo County Green Business Program and Sustainable San Mateo County are teaming up to host a celebration and networking event for local sustainability professionals. Join us for a fun evening to meet and mingle with green business professionals, sustainability advocates and others working to make our county and region healthy and vibrant.  Devil’s Canyon…
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From the 2017 Indicators Report

The cost of living in the Bay Area has grown over the past 20 years and is now over twice the national average. It has risen by nearly 50% in the past 10 years.

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‟The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”—Marcel Proust