Our mission is to champion regional sustainability
through education, advocacy for environmental
and climate policy, and empowerment of
young environmental leaders.

Introducing Our 2023 Programs

The Citizens Environmental Council (CEC) invites you to join us at these programs in 2023.

Here are CEC’s programs for 2023. Please join us! All programs are free, and all will be held at the beautiful, new, zero net energy Burlingame Community Center at 850 Burlingame Ave., unless otherwise noted. Additional registration information will be posted as programs get closer.

Sat. Feb. 11, 10-11:30 a.m. Student Film Workshop. Students in grades 4-12 who live or attend school in San Mateo County will learn tips on creating videos from other students. This workshop is intended for students who plan to enter environmental videos in the 6th Annual CEC Student Film Fest offered on April 18. Register here.

Thurs. Feb. 23, 7 to 8:30 p.m. The Earth on Your Plate. The global impacts of humanity’s food choices are enormous and diet change is essential to save our planet. You’ll discover how simple dietary changes, adopted on a large scale, are essential for solving some of humanity’s greatest challenges. Register here.

Free Film Workshop for Students

Students in grades 4-12 who live or attend school in San Mateo County are invited to learn tips on creating videos at a free Student Film Workshop offered by students in the Burlingame High School’s Environmental Club (BEC) and Nueva School’s Social Impact Filmmaking Club on Saturday, February 11. It [...]

Rain Barrels to the Rescue

Have you ever thought about installing rain barrels to help you through the inevitable drought? That’s what Don Donoughe did. Here’s how he did it. By Don Donoughe The recent storms have made us very happy that we installed rain barrels to capture all that rain. We’ve already captured enough [...]

Next Meeting: Wednesday, February 8 + Latest Newsletter

Plan on attending the next Zoom monthly meeting of the Citizens Environmental Council: Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. *Please note early starting time - City Sustainability Report* Register in Advance for this Meeting After registering, a confirmation email will be sent containing information about joining. [...]

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Youth Empowerment

Fourth grader Allison Wylie’s video, “Climate Change Is Taxing,” was the Elementary School Winner in the 2020 CEC Student Film Fest. Learn more about our Youth Empowerment programs: