The City of San Mateo holds multiple workshops on sustainability issues. Past topics include energy efficiency, greywater systems, transportation and solar energy. If you weren't able to make it or if you want to review the information, the presentations are now available online.
Native Plants Workshop
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
This workshop provided an overview of the benefits of native and drought-tolerant plants.
Saturday, June 23, 2018
Laura Allen from Greywater Action led a two-part workshop. Part 1 was an overview of greywater systems and Part 2 focused on how to install your own laundry-to-landscape system.
Earth Day Taste & Talk Forum: Driving Towards Driverless
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Watch the video link to Driving Towards Driverless Cars with Lauren Isaac, Director of Business Initiatives at EasyMile.
Autonomous vehicles have the potential to change all aspects of mobility – from driver safety and insurance liability to car ownership and how Americans commute. It has the potential to disrupt both public and private transportation as we know it. This presentation will introduce driverless cars: what they are, when they’re coming, and who is involved. It will also introduce what a driverless society may look like and what we, as a society, should be both excited and concerned about!
Earth Day Taste & Talk Forum: Sea Level Rise in San Mateo County
Monday, April 25, 2016
Learn about this serious challenge that is facing San Mateo County and find out about initiatives underway by both the County and by the City of San Mateo to address this issue. Speakers include San Mateo County Supervisor Dave Pine and staff from the County of San Mateo Office of Sustainability and the City of San Mateo Public Works Department.
Home Greywater Systems Community Seminar
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Alan Hackler, from Bay Maples presented about home greywater systems, including 'Laundry to Landscape,' and other cost effective and environmentally conscious methods you can use to irrigate your garden.
Sustainable Landscaping Class
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Learn about the Cal Water Turf Removal Rebate Program, which provides a financial incentive for removing your lawn. Discover the benefits of drought tolerant plants as an alternative to your lawn, and create a water-efficient, low-maintenance landscape. Explore ways to create beautiful and sustainable landscape that conserves water, resources, and reduce your utility and maintenance costs.
The Nuts and Bolts of Going Solar
Saturday, June 13, 2015
The City of San Mateo, in collaboration with SolarCity and the County of San Mateo, invites you
to a free seminar on the important considerations that should be made before installing solar
panels on your home or business.
Water Wise Home Workshop: Create Your Own Water-Wise Home and Landscape
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Presentation by Laura Allen, author of the Water Wise Home. With simple plumbing alterations and smart landscape changes, every home has the potential to create a sustainable water supply with an ecologically productive landscape.