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Speaker Series
CEC offers free “Green Programs on Hot Topics” on current issues that generate conversation and new ideas. Recent programs have explored the impact of climate change on health, pivoting from COVID-19 to a sustainable future, the Green Monday movement, plastic pollution, gray water, fracking, sea level rise and native plant landscaping. Check our calendar for upcoming events.

Our 2023 Programs are described here.

Other Programs and Activities
In addition to the CEC speaker series, we feature other programs and activities of special interest. In 2017 we provided advocacy training for 100 individuals throughout the county who were working on a variety of issues, including environmental action. Other opportunities include delivering surplus food to shelters and needy groups with Peninsula Food Runners, participating in Bay cleanups, and working on countywide efforts to improve energy efficiency and transportation. Come to our meetings to learn more.

Easing the Transition to Clean Energy

October 1st, 2023|

The hottest temperatures on record, disastrous hurricanes and shocking wildfires are convincing more and more people to transition away from fossil fuels to clean energy. On Wednesday, October 18, two experts offer tips and describe incentives [...]

Winning Videos from Our 2023 Film Fest

June 15th, 2023|

Congratulations to the winners of our 6th Annual CEC Student Film Fest! Shayna Blum and Mayu Simpson, 10th graders at Burlingame High School, captured first place in the High School Division and the Best in Fest award for [...]

CEC Awards 2023 Scholarship

June 14th, 2023|

The Citizens Environmental Council (CEC) has awarded a $2,500 CEC scholarship to Burlingame High School senior Adrian Zhang. Adrian’s concern for the environment is greatly informed by his sincere and long-held interest in birds. He has done volunteer [...]

The Latest Scoop on EVs

June 13th, 2023|

In the market for an electric vehicle? Check out this NPR article for the new list of all the electric vehicle models that qualify for a full ($7,500) or partial ($3,750) federal tax credit. This U.S. Department [...]

Get Paid to Replace Your Lawn

April 9th, 2023|

A free program on May 3 will explain 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. You’ll also [...]