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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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Founded in 1992 and dedicated to the long-term health of San Mateo County . . . For 25 years Sustainable San Mateo County been the “information and inspiration” for sustainable change. In those early days, sustainability wasn’t quite the buzzword it has become. While we can now celebrate the success of our original mission of…
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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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SSMC Endorses Measure K – Affordability and Quality of Life in San Mateo County

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  Sustainable San Mateo County (SSMC), a nonprofit operating in the county for over 20 years, is dedicated to the long-term health and vitality of San Mateo County through environmental protection, economic development, and social equity. SSMC has thoroughly analyzed and vetted proposed Measure K and supports its passage. Measure K seeks to extend the…
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Produce & Fish Calendar

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As part of SSMC’s research on our 2016 Key Indicator: Food Systems, our Indicators team created this fun infographic showing the growing and catching seasons for produce and fish in San Mateo County. Fresh off the press, we placed this handout at our County Fair booth and heard it was one of the most popular handouts in…
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2016 Feast At The Farm

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Join SSMC Board Member, local chef, and winemaker, Dan Peterson for our 8th annual Feast at the Farm fundraiser for Sustainable San Mateo County. Enjoy local farm fresh products paired with exceptional wine. Tour the farm. Meet with local farmers. Experience the stunning beauty of the San Mateo Coast. Saturday, July 23, 2016 – Farm tour starts at…
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The Good Food Movement

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Here at SSMC, we are learning as much as we can about Food Systems for this year’s Indicators Report focused on the topic. We are excited to be a small part of a much broader movement across the region and the country to make “good food” the norm. Next week, we’re hosting an Indicators Launch…
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Info for Sustainability Awards attendees

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Coming to the 2016 Sustainability Awards? Here are some important notes for you! **TICKET SALES ARE NOW CLOSED** You may contact our office at 650.638.2323 to inquire about additional tickets at the door Visit our Awards page for more information about the awards program and this year’s winners and sponsors.  The Basics: Thursday, March 31, 2016…
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Fun & delicious research

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Recently, we took a team trip to KitchenTown, for research purposes, of course. Our main objective was taste the local food system. And after two hours of arduous studies, we can positively affirm that the local food system is delicious. KitchenTown is essentially an incubator for food startups, where local producers have access to state-of-the-art facilities,…
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From the 2017 Indicators Report

Annual per capita greenhouse gas emissions in California have dropped by 14% from a peak in 2001 of 14.0 metric tons per person to 12.0 metric tons per person in 2013.

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