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 remaining 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.

Wed. March 22, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Get Up to Speed on Disposable Foodware and Composting Laws. Learn about the County of San Mateo’s ban on single-use plastic foodware, California’s new organics collection and composting requirements, and free composting classes. Register here.

Tues. April 18, 6:30-8 p.m. 6th Annual CEC Student Film Fest. Burlingame High School, 1 Mangini Way, Burlingame. Entries will be screened and winners will be announced. Sponsored by the Citizens Environmental Council (CEC) and Burlingame High School’s environmental club. For more info and to register, visit https://burlingamefilmfest.com.

Scholarship Deadline Coming Soon

Applications are due April 16 for environmental scholarships that CEC is offering to Burlingame High School seniors who are interested in environmental and sustainability issues. CEC has made grants to 15 students since 2016. Applicants must be seniors at Burlingame High who are planning to attend college. They should [...]

Next Meeting: Wednesday, April 12 + Latest Newsletter

Plan on attending the next Zoom monthly meeting of the Citizens Environmental Council: Wednesday, April 12, 2023 - 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Register in Advance for this Meeting After registering, a confirmation email will be sent containing information about joining. We invite you to get involved, too, in protecting [...]

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Good Reasons to Avoid Meat

At CEC’s “The Earth on Your Plate” program on February 23, Mohan Gurunathan offered dozens of reasons why people should transition from meat to a plant-based diet. His approach is not to confront people but, rather, to provide them information and lead by example. Mohan, who is an engineer, entrepreneur, [...]

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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: