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.

“Outstanding course to help families learn the process and implementation of backyard composting. Fun, educational and interactive sessions to help you be successful!”

– Fall 2017 Master Compost and Solid Waste 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

Deconstruction Job Training Course

Past Classes

Master Compost and Solid Waste Course – Fall 2019
Master Resource Conservation Course – Winter 2019

Sustainability Workshops

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

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


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