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Save the Date and Nominate! Submit your nomination now through Friday, November 18, 2016. Applicants will be notified and winners announced in January. Awards will be presented at the annual dinner event on April 6, 2017 Bayview Dining Room at the College of San Mateo.

Award guidelines and nomination forms: Sustainability Awards Green Building Awards

Help us make the 2017 Awards a success: Join us as a Sponsor or Advertiser, Auction Donor, or Volunteer with the planning team

About the 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 live and silent auctions, and video presentations of our winners. Proceeds from the evening support SSMC’s general operating funds and programs.

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 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 the awards event.

Sponsors and Ads

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. Strengthen your investment in Sustainable San Mateo County by joining our list of Sponsors this year.



We also offer opportunities to place an Ad in our dinner program showing your support, congratulating winners or promoting your business or service. Learn more about sponsorships and ads here.

Thank You to our Awards Committee Volunteers

Joanne Bruggemann, Nancy Crabbe, Adrienne Etherton, Ricki McGlashan, Robin Rodricks, Afsoon Shahrdar, and Dee Sreedhar.

We have tons of fun planning the biggest sustainability party in the county. Care to join us? Contact our office at 650.638.2323 or advocate[at]sustainablesanmateo[dot]org.


Sustainability Awards Guidelines and Nomination FormGreen Building Award Guidelines and Nomination Forms • Previous Award Winners • View 2016 Event Photos on Facebook

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