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.

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October Announcement

Upcoming Classes

Stay tuned for updates on upcoming Master Courses for the Spring of 2021.

Sustainability Workshops

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

Home Compost Workshops – ONLINE 
Fall Edible Home Gardening Support Group – ONLINE
Combat Climate Change At Home With WeRenew – ONLINE
Fixit Clinic- ONLINE

Past Classes & Workshops (not currently being offered)

Virtual Volunteer Fair – ONLINE
Master Composter Course – Spring 2020
Master in Local Sustainability – Summer 2020
Creative Baking: Making Pantry Ingredients Last – ONLINE
Recycling in the COVID-19 Era – ONLINE
4R Fashion Fair & Mending Workshop Series
Volunteer Solar Installer Orientation with SunWork
Going Solar Workshop
Deconstruction Overview Training
Non-Toxic Cleaning Products


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


Missed a workshop? We might have it recorded on our Youtube Channel! Check out our videos by clicking on the below video and select the Youtube button in the bottom right.