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About the Awards

The Sustainable San Mateo County Awards Event is the premiere sustainability event in our region. It is an inspiring evening that provides an opportunity for business, government, and nonprofit leaders to gather and pay tribute to those working to make our region truly sustainable. Attendees are treated to a networking hour, sustainable dinner and wine, entertaining live and silent auctions, and video presentations of our winners. Proceeds from the evening support SSMC’s general operating funds and programs.

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Since 1999, SSMC has presented the annual Sustainability Awards program, an event that heightens community awareness about sustainability. The awards recognize San Mateo County businesses, community groups, and individuals that have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to bringing sustainable practices to their work. In addition, SSMC, San Mateo County RecycleWorks, and the San Mateo County Chapter of the American Institute of Architects present a Green Building Award. To date, over 100 Sustainability and Green Building Awards have been given among hundreds of worthy nominations. The goal is to inspire and support sustainable design in architecture and to recognize the designers, builders, and owners of green buildings in San Mateo County. More than 350 community leaders, volunteers, interested citizens, and local media representatives attend the awards event.

More information about nominations, sponsor opportunities, ticket sales, and other ways to contribute coming soon!

View Last Year’s Event Photos on Facebook

Thank You to our Awards Committee and Volunteers:

Joanne Bruggemann, Kara Cox, Nancy Crabbe, Tammy Del Bene, Adrienne Etherton, Lynn Forbes, Matt Jones, Ricki McGlashan, Dan Peterson, Afsoon Shahrdar

Thanks to our wonderful hosts at San Mateo County Community College District!

Updated 8/25/2014    Sign up for our email list to receive the latest news

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From the 2014 Indicators Report

The county’s population is expected to grow by 185,000 before 2040.

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‟The first rule of sustainability is to align with natural forces, or at least not try to defy them.”—Paul Hawken