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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 2023 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.

Free Film Workshop for Students

February 1st, 2023|

Students in grades 4-12 who live or attend school in San Mateo County are invited to learn tips on creating videos at a free Student Film Workshop offered by students in the Burlingame High School’s [...]

Rain Barrels to the Rescue

January 10th, 2023|

Have you ever thought about installing rain barrels to help you through the inevitable drought? That’s what Don Donoughe did. Here’s how he did it. By Don Donoughe The recent storms have made us very [...]

CEC’s 2023 programs

December 11th, 2022|

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 [...]

Announcing Rebates of Up to $800 per Eligible Household

December 8th, 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 [...]

How to Reduce Plastic Waste

November 4th, 2022|

How to Reduce Plastic Waste Four speakers offered lots of tips on reducing and avoiding plastic waste at our September program, “How Can I Become More Plastic Free?” Shirley Freriks (shown in photo), a strong [...]