photo by Don Low
Sustainable San Mateo County is preparing the ground for changing society. We can't simply arrive at a sustainable world...we have to co-create and live our way into it together. The Sustainability Hub is SSMC's newest community resource for promoting a healthy economy, environment, and society in San Mateo County. This first-of-its-kind webtool provides the community with an easy way to share and gather trusted solutions and local resources, as well as the first and only Bay Area Green Jobs Board. The Sustainability Hub is an online resource toolkit tailored for San Mateo County individuals, community groups, businesses, and cities.
Building upon SSMC's Annual Indicators for a Sustainable San Mateo County Report, the Hub illustrates the connections between what is happening in the Indicators Report and how we can make improvements. Extensive needs assessments with our community revealed that the most immediate need is a local sustainable solutions and resource database to connect citizens and organizations with locally relevant information to become sustainable.
Plenty of solid, credible sustainability information already exists, and there's no need for reinvention. Rather, the need is to improve the channeling, distribution, framing, and messaging of this information, and to support people in converting this information into knowledge, and their knowledge into action.
Connecting local product and service providers with the people working towards sustainability strengthens local communities and economies. As a community tool, the Hub allows everybody to contribute to developing the content, thus empowering citizens to participate in helping to transform their region.
So dig in and help us create a more sustainable San Mateo County.
Share. Learn. Take Action!