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.

See our latest announcement!

November Announcement

October Announcement

September Announcement

Upcoming Classes

Stay tuned for updates on upcoming Master Courses for the Fall of 2020.

Sustainability Workshops

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

Combat Climate Change At Home With WeRenew – ONLINE
Home Compost Workshops – ONLINE 

Past Classes & Workshops

Virtual Volunteer Fair – ONLINE
Edible Home Gardening Support Group – ONLINE
Fixit Clinic- ONLINEMaster 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