Category: Sustainability News

Registration now open for 25th Annual Sustainability Awards Event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mollie Carter, 415-871-5514 or Terry Nagel,, 650-678-7082Tickets Available for SSMC’s Awards Celebration Tickets are now on sale for Sustainable San Mateo County’s 25th Annual Awards Celebration, which will honor five local sustainability champions and two green building projects with a hosted reception, dinner, live auction and awards program filled … Continued

Energy Programs Bulletin

2024 is in full swing and if you’ve been thinking about embracing an all-electric lifestyle, EV rebates and appliance rebates make it easier to switch than ever before. Follow this link for programs that provide rebates to make the switch to cleaner, healthier appliances and electric vehicles.

For Colma residents in 9th-12th grade: Join the Climate Ambassador Program!

The County of San Mateo Office of Sustainability is accepting applications for the  Youth Climate Ambassador (YCA) Program for all 9th-12th grade students in Colma and other cities in San Mateo County. This program is offered in a virtual setting for participants, with twice a month Thursday evening meetings on Zoom accompanied by three in … Continued

Automobile owners are going electric

Your neighbors agree: EVs are a convenient, affordable, and clean alternative to gas vehicles. Check out the resources below to learn more about why automobile owners are embracing an electric future. Available rebates and incentives When you make the smart economic choice to go electric, you won’t have to waste another dollar at the gas … Continued

Clear Out Household Hazardous Waste!

FREE TO COLMA AND SAN MATEO COUNTY RESIDENTS! May and June 📅 collection events are posted! All San Mateo County residents (no business waste) are welcome to bring their household hazardous waste to any of these events. Appointments are required. Make an appointment today 🕚 . May & June Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events May 6 South … Continued

PG&E Induction Hot Plate Program

PG&E is now allowing customers to test drive induction cooktops for a two week period. This loaner program will allow customers to try out induction cooktops and see how this gas free appliance can make a difference in their lives. Go to their website at to reserve your trial dates. Learn more about the … Continued

Colma continues to take action on climate change!

Colma reduces greenhouse gas emission from electricity 98% since 2016 thanks to clean renewable energy provided by Peninsula Clean Energy! In 2016, Colma joined San Mateo County and all the other cities in the county to form Peninsula Clean Energy, and has chosen 100% renewable wind and solar to power all its municipal facilities. Read … Continued

How to Get Gas Out of Your Home

One of the easiest things you can do to make your home healthier and safer is to get natural gas (which is primarily methane, a fossil fuel) out of your home.  It’s also one of the most effective ways to address climate change. At a free program called “How to Get Gas Out of Your … Continued

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