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County of San Mateo

Beacon Participant Profile

“The community outcomes: healthy and safe, livable, prosperous, environmentally conscious and collaborative — provide a foundation for sound decision-making. Our natural resources are preserved through environmental stewardship, reducing our carbon emissions, and using energy, water and land more efficiently. Reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Conserve and protect natural resources.” San Mateo Shared Vision 2025

About San Mateo County

  • Incorporated: 1856
  • Population: 718,451 (2010)
  • Location: San Francisco Bay Area.
  • Elevation: ranges elevation from sea level to about 2,603 feet above sea level
  • Area: 744 square miles

Climate Action Activities

Climate Action Resources


Silver Beacon Award (2015)

Agency Energy Savings

  • Gold Level, 15% (2015)

Agency Natural Gas Savings

  • Silver Level, 7% (2015)

Agency Greenhouse Gas Reductions

  • Silver Level, 5% (2015)

Community Greenhouse Gas Reductions

  • Silver Level, 8% (2015)

Sustainability Best Practices

  • Platinum Level (2016)
  • Gold Level (2015)

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