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About the Sustainable San Mateo County Awards

The Sustainable San Mateo County Awards Event is an inspiring evening that pays tribute to those working to make our region truly sustainable. Attendees are treated to a networking hour, sustainable dinner and wine, entertaining raffles and auctions, and video presentations of our winners. Proceeds from the evening support Sustainable San Mateo County’s general operating funds and programs.

Since 1999, Sustainable San Mateo County 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 and the San Mateo County Chapter of the American Institute of Architects present a Green Building Award, to inspire and support sustainable design in architecture and to recognize the designers, builders, and owners of green buildings in San Mateo County. To date, over 100 Sustainability and Green Building Awards have been given among hundreds of worthy nominations, and more than 250 community leaders, volunteers, interested citizens, and local media representatives attend each annual awards event.

Nominations for the 2018 Sustainability Awards and 2018 Green Building Awards are now open!

The winners in each category receive the following:

  • community recognition of their achievements at the event and afterwards
  • professionally-produced video of their story (value approx $5000)
  • plaque commemorating their award
  • two complimentary tickets to the Awards dinner (value $250)
  • one year’s complimentary membership to SSMC

**Note that the applications are different, please be sure all buildings and built environment project nominations use the Green Building application, and all others use the Sustainability Award application. Self nominations are welcome and encouraged! 

2018 Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsor Sustainable San Mateo County for all our activities across the year!

We have all levels of sponsorship from a $500 Friend to a $10,000 Leader.

  • $500 Friend receives 2 tickets and a mention in the program
  • $1,000 Neighborhood Sponsor receives 4 tickets and a quarter-page ad in the program
  • $2,500 Community Sponsor receives 8 tickets and a half-page ad
  • $5,000 Benefactor receives 10 tickets, a full page ad and recognition from the podium
  • $8,000 Partner receives 10 tickets, a full page ad and is featured throughout the year at our regular events
  • $10,000 Leader receives 20 tickets, a full page ad and is featured throughout the year at our regular events

We also have opportunities to buy advertising space in our Awards program for prices ranging from $125 to $500.

See full details at our 2018AwardSponsor+AdForm.

Thank You to our 2017 Sponsors

Sustainable San Mateo County would like to acknowledge our generous sponsors, whose support is critical to the success of the Awards program and SSMC’s efforts throughout the year.



Community Sponsors: Brisbane Baylands, David Crabbe Architect, Recology of the Coast, Recology San Bruno/Recology San Mateo County, South San Francisco Scavenger
Neighborhood Sponsors: Community Bank of the Bay, DES Architects + Engineers, Genentech, RethinkWaste/SBWMA, SamTrans
Friends: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union No. 617 (IBEW Local 617), Rosalyn Koo, Pete and Diane Lawrence, Ricki and Doug McGlashan, MidPen Housing, Peninsula Health Care District, Plumbers and Steamfitters Local No. 467, Republic Services, San Mateo County Economic Development Agency (SAMCEDA), Sustainable Home Interior Design
In-Kind Donors: Cuvée Wine Cellars, Devil’s Canyon Brewing Company, Earl’s Organic Produce, Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, Laurie Kretchmar – Content Marketing Place, Don Nolte Photographers, Old County Cellars, Dan Peterson, Katy Rhoades, Jim Walters
Advertisers: Burlingame Citizens Environmental Council, Kaiser Permanente, Peninsula Clean Energy

Thank You to our 2017 Honorary Host Committee:

Congresswoman Anna Eshoo; Congresswoman Jackie Speier; Jerry Hill, State Senate; Kevin Mullin, State Assembly; Don Horsley, SM County Board of Supervisors; Dave Pine, SM County Board of Supervisors; Rick DeGolia, Atherton City Council; Charles Stone, Belmont City Council; Doug Kim, Belmont City Council; Helen Fisicaro, Colma City Council; Larry Moody, East Palo Alto City Council; Kirsten Keith, Menlo Park City Council; Cat Carlton, Menlo Park City Council; Ray Mueller, Menlo Park City Council; Sue Digre, Pacifica City Council; Maryann Derwin, Portola Valley Town Council; Joe Goethals, San Mateo City Council; Rick Bonilla, Deputy Mayor, San Mateo; Shelly Masur, Redwood City Council

Thank You to our 2018 Awards Committee Volunteers:

Joanne Bruggemann, Molly Cornfield, Nancy Crabbe, Lynn Forbes, Chelsea Howe, Ricki McGlashan, Sarah Prescott, Katy Rhoades, Robin Rodricks, Afsoon Shahrdar, and Dee Sreedhar.


Sustainability Award Guidelines and Nomination FormGreen Building Award Guidelines and Nomination Forms • Previous Award Winners • Check out the 2017 Event Photos on Facebook!

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From the 2017 Indicators Report

In 2015 in San Mateo County, 68% of commuters drove alone to work, 11% used public transit, 10% carpooled and 3% walked. 5% of residents now work from home.

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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