Sustainability Program


San Mateo is a progressive community that continuously considers the impact that today’s actions will have on future generations. This is why sustainability is a top priority of the City. It is our goal to preserve the environment, provide economic well-being, and ensure social equity for our residents and businesses. 

Take a look at our different programs and initiatives by visiting the links on the left.

Sustainability Updates

2020 Climate Action Plan adopted

The City first adopted a Climate Action Plan in 2015 and on April 6, 2020, the City Council adopted the 2020 Climate Action Plan. The updated 2020 Climate Action Plan establishes new greenhouse gas emission reduction targets and new strategies to reach these goals.

Receive up to a $100 rebate on a Rain Barrel

Did you know you can receive up to a $100 rebate when you purchase and install a rain barrel to collect rainwater?  The City of San Mateo has partnered with BAWSCA to offer an incentive for residents to purchase a water saving rain barrel.  Find out how to qualify for this rebate.