Here’s Our Chance to Shine a Light on the Sustainable Heroes in San Mateo County

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.

Nominations are now closed!

The nomination deadline was November 21. Award winners will be announced in January and awards will be presented on March 26, 2015 at the Bay View Dining Room at the College of San Mateo. 

Sustainability Awards Criteria and SelectionGreen Building Award Criteria and Nomination Forms

Sponsorship Opportunities

Support for our programs to increase the public’s awareness of sustainable behaviors have been critical to the success of SSMC over the years. This awards event and its publicity is a great opportunity to shine a ‘future-focused’ light on your company. Strengthen your investment in Sustainable San Mateo County by joining our list of Sponsors this year. Learn more about sponsorship levels and benefits here.

More information about 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 11/24/2014    Sign up for our email list to receive the latest news

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