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The Office of Sustainability provides educational materials, technical support and helpful resources in the areas of waste reduction and diversion, energy conservation, and watershed and coastal community protection. All available resources are free for all public, private, charter or home-school educators in San Mateo County. Please contact us at, subject line: Schools Program, to let us know how we can help you.


For students like you who are passionate about “greening” your school and neighborhood, the Office of Sustainability (OOS) Schools Program offers a variety of resources (video tutorials, games, and local opportunities) that support being an advocate for the environment!

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Tees-To-Totes reuse project, 4R’s game instructions and a solar oven tutorial!

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4R’s Board Game, Where Does It Come From and Go, and Pathways of Stuff!

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Browse local opportunities to be an environmental leader in your community!

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Schools Program news and community partner events!

Our Programs in Action

  • students visit waste facility
  • teacher at Four R's presentation
  • student environmental club
  • students making reusable bags
  • waste sorting station at Portola Elementary School
  • earth day poster