San Mateo County’s Office of Sustainability is offering an eight-week Master Resource Conservation Course and a five-topic webinar series through its Sustainability Academy. Both are free. The classes will be taught by local sustainability experts, are hands-on and offer participants a chance to give back to the community through volunteer projects after the classes end. These classes fill quickly.
The Master Resource Conservation Course will be taught from 6 to 9 p.m. on eight consecutive Wednesdays, from February 8 through March 29. Participants will learn about energy and water efficiency and conservation, pollution prevention, storm water management, sustainable transportation and land use, and sustainable waste management. A 40-hour volunteer commitment is required of all participants. You can register for the course here.
The five-topic webinars will be offered from noon to 1 p.m. on five Thursdays: January 12, February 9, March 23, April 6 and May 4. You can access them through your own computer during your lunch break. Topics will be safe disposal of toxic materials, energy-efficiency programs, sea level rise, water conservation and transportation alternatives. Click here to register for the webinars.