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Speaker Series
CEC offers free “Green Programs on Hot Topics” on current issues that generate conversation and new ideas. Before COVID-19, these meetings were usually held at the Burlingame Public Library and attracted 50 to 100 people. The series has temporarily moved to Zoom. 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 2022 Program is available 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.

How to Get Gas Out of Your Home

September 23rd, 2022|

One of the easiest things you can do to make your home healthier and safer is to get natural gas (which is primarily methane, a fossil fuel) out of your home.  It’s also one of [...]

“How Can I Become More Plastic Free?”

August 20th, 2022|

Did you know that the amount of plastic recycled in the U.S. decreased from 9 percent in 2018 to less than 6 percent in 2021? Plastic is made from raw materials obtained by fracking, it [...]

Fight the Drought with Rain Barrels

August 6th, 2022|

Why should you install rain barrels? Attendees at the Citizen Environmental Council’s program on July 6 said they lower water bills, allow those who have grass to keep it green longer and help conserve water [...]

Announcing Rebates of Up to $800 per Eligible Household

August 5th, 2022|

Get paid to replace your lawn! The “Lawn Be Gone!” rebate program is now available for Burlingame residents. By transforming your water-intensive lawn into a water-efficient landscape, you can receive a rebate of $2 per square foot, up to [...]

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