The Citizens Environmental Council (CEC) invites you to join us at these programs in 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. All are cosponsored by Burlingame’s Parks and Recreation Department. 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.

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

Wed. May 3, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Get Paid to Replace Your Lawn. Discover what’s involved in replacing your lawn with water-efficient landscaping and how you can qualify for rebates to replace your lawn and create a rain garden. Admission is free, but preregistration is required at

Sat. Aug. 19, 11 a.m. to noon. Family Fun on the Nature Trail. Hallie Gilmore will lead a family-friendly walk along San Francisco Bay, beginning at Bayfront Park on Old Bayshore Highway at Millbrae Avenue. We will be picking up trash (plogging) as we go. CEC will provide free trash pickup kits.

Thurs. Sept. 14, 7 to 8:30 p.m. “Kiss the Ground.” This documentary reveals a viable solution to our climate crisis: regenerative agriculture, which rebuilds soil organic matter. The 45-minute screening will be followed a discussion led by a representative from the San Mateo Resource Conservation District.

Wed. Oct. 18, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Rebates and Incentives to Help You Transition to Clean Energy. Learn about rebates offered by Peninsula Clean Energy, BayREN, the State of California and the Inflation Reduction Act.