Sustainable San Mateo County Seeks Award Nominations

The annual Sustainability Awards and Green Building Awards event will take place in March 2013.

Sustainable San Mateo County is accepting nominations for its annual Sustainability Awards and Green Building Awards.

The Sustainability Awards and Green Building Awards are two separate types of awards, with different deadlines and application procedures, Executive Director Adrienne Etherton said.

There are separate nomination procedures and deadlines for each award as well, though the winners of the awards will both be presented with them at the 2013 Sustainability and Green Building Awards Event on Thursday, March 21, 2013.

The 2013 Event will be held in memory of long time SSMC supporter and former Board Chair Ruth Peterson, who passed away in June. The top Sustainability Award winner will be named in honor of Ruth and will receive special recognition for their work.

The deadline for Sustainability Award nominations is Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 5 pm. The deadline for Green Building Awards is Friday, Nov. 30, at 3 pm.

Submit nominations online or to the SSMC office, 177 Bovet Rd., 6th Floor, San Mateo. For information about applicant qualifications and how to apply, go to www.sustainablesanmateo.org and click on Awards.

The Sustainability Award recognizes those whose work has local impact within San Mateo County. Ideally, their work touches on the 3 E’s of Sustainability: Environmental Health, Economic Vitality, and Social Equity. Nominees can be individuals, businesses, public agencies, or private organizations. Some previous Sustainability Award winners are:

  • Yerba Buena California Native Plant Nursery, Woodside
  • St. Francis Center, Redwood City
  • City of San Mateo for its community involvement program
  • Lyngso Garden Materials, in Redwood City
  • Pie Ranch, Pescadero

For the Green Building Awards, SSMC works in partnership with the San Mateo County Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and with RecycleWorks to support sustainable design in architecture, and to recognize the designers, builders, and owners of green buildings in our county. The Green Building Award is open to any building constructed within the last 5 years and currently standing in San Mateo County. Additions and remodels can be nominated. Some previous Green Building Award winners are:

  • San Mateo Public Library
  • Field Station at Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve
  • Skillman Residence, San Carlos
  • Habitat for Humanity, Miriam St., Daly City
  • Sacred Heart School Science & Student Life Center, Atherton


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