Sustainability Academy

The Sustainability Academy is a free education and outreach program designed to raise awareness around sustainability and empower San Mateo County community members with the knowledge and skills to promote sustainability.

“Empowering others to take agency in their lives through experiential education is foundational to implementing a culturally relevant climate change response.”

– Community Member and 2019 Master Resource Conservation Course Participant

Our diverse range of classes is taught by local experts and offer participants access to cutting-edge sustainability information and best practices. This is a great way to get involved with sustainability projects in your community, build leadership skills, and meet new people who share the same interest!

The Sustainability Academy is a County of San Mateo program that is available to our San Mateo County community members – those who live, work, and go to school in San Mateo County. If you need ADA accommodations, please contact us five (5) business days prior to the workshop or first class you will be attending.

Upcoming Classes

Master Compost and Solid Waste Course – Spring 2020

Past Classes

Master Resource Conservation Course – Winter 2019
Deconstruction Overview Training

Sustainability Workshops

The Sustainability Academy is offering multiple half-day workshops this current program year:

Home Compost Workshops
Growing and Using Herbs
Textile Reuse & Repair: A Mending Workshop for Everyday Fabrics
Non-Toxic Cleaning Products
Fixit Clinic
Volunteer Solar Installer Orientation with SunWork
Going Solar Workshop



Contact our Sustainability Academy Coordinator, Avana Andrade at or (650) 599-1459