About the Office


We are committed to building a livable, equitable, and resilient community by meeting the needs of current and future generations.


The Office of Sustainability (OOS) seeks to build and maintain a healthy and safe County by reducing climate pollution, adapting to a changing global climate, enhancing natural resources and the environment, fostering a prosperous and just regional economy, and improving community health to ensure all people have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential.

Strategic Goals 

OOS pursues a commitment to equity, collaborates across disciplines, applies creative approaches, and encourages all to serve as change agents to achieve the following goals:  

  • Effect systems change through policy and planning tools.
  • Offer technical assistance and build capacity of County departments and partners to operationalize sustainability initiatives.
  • Grow and foster networks and partners and secure funding to advance climate action and resilience solutions.
  • Shift social norms and empower sustainable behaviors through education and engagement.


    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)

    • 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

    Contact Us

    2310 N. 1st Street, Suite 201
    San Jose, CA 95131

    Office Phone: (408) 993-4760​

    Email: [email protected]

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