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About the Office

In 2010, the County Board of Supervisors formalized the commitment to establish an Office of Sustainability (OOS) with policy goals to:

  • Promoting a vibrant economy.
  • Fostering a health environment, protecting resources, and/or protecting public health, safety and recreation.
  • Enhancing social equity and safety by improving neighborhood access to education, health service, housing, and food.
  • Reflecting a balanced approach and emphasis on shared interests in public policy and programs.​
OOS pursues this mission with sustainability programming and by tracking twelve Environ​mental Stewardship Goals. In addition, OOS is currently developing a Sustainability Master Plan (SMP) to foster interdepartmental coordination across the County organization. To foster that collaboration, OOS has  launched an internal stakeholder group, the Sustainable County Working Group (SCWG) to foster interdepartmental collaboration around the development of the SMP.
The Office of Sustainability is a proud recipient of the following awards:
  • 2018 – National Association of Counties (NACo) 2018 Achievement Award for its program “Silicon Valley 2.0: Decision-making Tools for Climate Adaptation and Resilience."
  • 2013 – Red Tape to Red Carpet from Silicon Valley Leadership Group for County 3-E Program
  • 2013 - Communicator Award of Distinction from Hermes Creative Awards (for tabletop display for the “Energy-Saving Home  Improvement” campaign)
  • 2013Full page feature article in PR Week June 2013 for efficient use of resources to help drive an energy efficiency initiative                        
  • 2012 - Communicator Award of Excellence from Communicator Awards  (honoring excellence in marketing and communications) for creative print collateral for Energy Emergency Campaign
  • 2012  - Best Northern California Marketing Practice Award from California Center for Sustainable Energy for home energy assessment rebate program


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