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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.

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.

Recycle Your Printer Cartridges

January 18th, 2021|

CEC's new ink and toner cartridge program helps keep no-longer-needed cartridges out of the landfill. Just collect your cartridges (new or used), put them in a bag and drop them off at either of two [...]

The 2021 CEC Student Film Festival Is On!

January 10th, 2021|

Organizers of the Student Film Fest are pleased to announce that the festival will continue this year. As in years past, students in grades 4 through 12 from throughout San Mateo County will be invited [...]

Next Meeting Wed. Feb. 10 + Latest Newsletter

January 5th, 2021|

Plan on attending the next Zoom monthly meeting of the Citizens Environmental Council: Wednesday, February 10, 2021 7:00 to 8:45 p.m. Register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation [...]

Burlingame Sustainability Progress in 2020

December 19th, 2020|

One of the recommendations that CEC made when the City of Burlingame updated its Climate Action Plan (CAP) during 2019 was to report on sustainability progress each year. The city’s sustainability coordinator, Sigalle Michael, did [...]

El Camino Real Renewal Project

November 29th, 2020|

El Camino Real (ECR) is a state highway and, therefore, Caltrans is responsible for addressing flooding, street widening and sidewalk repair, as well as maintaining the trees. This is a very significant project that [...]

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