The initial offerings include free or low-cost batteries to help residents who live in high fire-threat areas power their medical devices during outages. Additional special offers for all San Mateo County resident to install solar+battery storage systems are expected to begin in August.
While Peninsula Clean Energy is working diligently to meet today’s energy needs, we’re also nurturing the next generation of innovators. To help educators bring environmental literacy into classrooms, Peninsula Clean Energy gave $25,000 to the San Mateo County Office of Education in 2018 to start a Clean Energy Teacher Fellowship. . . .
“Anything that helps grow plants or is related to landscaping, we have here,” says Kan Parthiban, sustainability coordinator of green-devoted Lyngso Garden Materials in San Carlos. That includes organic composts, soils and fertilizers, of course, but the family-run employee-owned business is also the source of larger landscaping items, such as . . .
As we mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we are inspired by those who led the environmental movement to make the air we breathe and the water we drink cleaner and safer.
Visionaries such as former Peninsula Congressman Pete McCloskey led a bipartisan call to action to clean up our environment, resulting in the formation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – signed into existence by President Richard Nixon in December 1970 – just eight months after the inaugural Earth Day.
Dear Neighbors, According to a 2019 survey, 76% of San Mateo County residents feel climate change is not being addressed aggressively enough.* The good news is that by working together we have steadily cut hundreds of thousands of metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions by using cleaner electricity. And this . . .