Sustainable San Mateo County Sustainability Hub
Need help? Got questions? The Sustainability Hub is there for you with resources and solutions on water, jobs, energy, and more. These aren’t just ideas but trusted local solutions recommended by Sustainability Hub’s researchers and community members. You can also share your experiences and solutions on the site’s blog.
Our Water Our World
Got garden pests? Want to deal with them in a more green and environmentally friendly way? Then go online to Our Water-Our World’s website where you can find solutions to dealing with your garden pests without using the toxic pesticides that harm our environment. Got questions? You can also submit your questions to “Ask our Expert” here.
San Mateo Countywide Water Pollution Prevention Program
The SMCWPP is dedicated to the prevention of water pollution. This site provides information on how to reduce the chances of water pollution in the community, businesses, and municipalities.
San Mateo County RecycleWorks
RecycleWorks promotes recycling, composting, waste prevention, sustainability and green building programs and outreach at County facilities and for residents, employees, businesses and visitors throughout San Mateo County. Click on REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE to find out where to buy green products and where to recycle almost anything.
San Mateo County Green Portal
Want to be green? The Green Portal has information on how you can whenever-at home, at the office, in the garden, and even when driving. There is also a news section for articles on new Green discoveries and Green events. While you’re here, take a look at the Green Projects the County is working on to make your city a greener place.
U.S. EPA-Energy Star Program
Looking for new home or household products that save energy? Save energy in your home and at your office and look up energy efficient solutions offered by Energy Star that could save you money. You can also find out what products can qualify for tax credit.
Peninsula Traffic Congestion Relief Alliance
Want to find easy information on commuting? The Peninsula Traffic Congestion Relief Alliance has shuttle info to make it easier for you to reach your public transportation such as BART and the train. PTCRA has information on other transit alternatives for easier commuting.
Spare the Air
There are small particles of ozone and other dangerous particulate matter in the air that can damage your health. To reduce the amount of these particle matters, Spare the Air provides information on how you can reduce the amount of “bad air” as well as a daily air report on how clean the air is. Contact Spare the Air if you may have any complaints on wood burning or a smoking vehicle.
Winter Wood Smoke Information
Wood burning is known to release toxins and dangerous particles into the air which is harmful to your health and hazardous to people with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Go to Winter Wood Smoke Information to learn more about what is wrong with burning wood and what you can do to still have a fire without the pollution.
Bay Area Air Quality Management District
BAAQMD was formed to advocate and improve the air quality in the Bay Area. Check out air monitoring data, plans, and other information relating to our Bay Area’s air quality. This site provides information on the Bay Area’s air quality legal issues pertaining to the business community.
Pollutants from automobiles, garbage, pesticides, and so on can flow into and pollute the San Francisco Bay. Baywise, created and designed to protect the bay, offers information and tips on how you can prevent waste from polluting our bay.
Do you have something you need to recycle? Not sure where it goes? Earth911 has the information you need on where it can be recycled. There is lots of information on how you can maintain your three R’s for consumers as well as businesses.