CEC Offers Green Programs on Hot Topics
In 2018, CEC presented six “Green Programs on Hot Topics” focused on current environmental issues in
coming months. All programs were free. Except for the March and November programs, they were be held at
7 p.m. in the Lane Community Room in the Burlingame Public Library at 480 Primrose Road in Burlingame.
The March and November programs will be held in the auditorium at Burlingame High School, 1 Mangini

The programs were:
CEC Student Film Fest
Mon. March 19, 7 to 9 p.m. Burlingame High School Auditorium. The final entries by students who live or
attend school in Burlingame will be screened and winners will receive cash prizes at this inaugural film
festival. Videos can be on any environmental topic and must not exceed five minutes in length.
Cosponsored by the Burlingame Environmental Club at Burlingame High.
Optimizing Our Highways: Moving More People with Fewer Cars
Mon. April 30, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Burlingame Public Library. Widening freeways and adding express lanes
won’t solve all our traffic woes. Transportation experts will explain how to move more people with fewer
cars on Highway 101 via a Mobility Action Plan and managed express lane that achieve equity and
environmental sustainability. Refreshments will be served. Cosponsored by TransForm and the Silicon
Valley Climate Action Alliance.
Lawn Be Gone: Attractive Turf Alternatives
Wed. May 16, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Burlingame Public Library. Join award-winning horticulturist Frank Niccoli to
explore the benefits of replacing your thirsty lawn with attractive turf alternatives that require far
less maintenance and save you money and water. Cosponsored by the Bay Area Water Supply and
Conservation Agency
Is Climate Change Making You Sick?
Tues. June 26, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Burlingame Public Library. Paul Auerbach, M.D., a professor of emergency
medicine at Stanford University, reveals the countless, frightening ways that climate change is increasing
allergens, creating toxic algal blooms, inducing heat stress, causing air degradation, and creating water and
food insecurity. Copies of his book, “Enviromedics: The Impact of Climate Change on Human Health,” will be
Save Energy, Water and Money
Wed. October 3, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Burlingame Public Library. Make your home more efficient, save money
and take advantage of rebates for toilets, landscaping and weatherizing. Also find out about the smartest
and cheapest way to use renewable energy and make your home more energy and water efficient and save
money by taking advantage of programs and rebates designed to encourage sustainability.
Screening of ‘An Inconvenient Sequel’
Thurs. Nov. 8, 7 to 9 p.m. Burlingame High School Auditorium. This sequel to Al Gore’s Oscar-winning 2006
documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth,” delivers an honest look at how close we are to an energy revolution
and how the sausage of climate diplomacy gets made. 1 hour, 40 minutes long. Cosponsored by the
Burlingame Environmental Club at BHS.