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April 1 - August 31: CoolCalifornia City Challenge
Sunday, April 27: CEC Table at Fresh Market
Thursday, May 8: Bike to Work Day
Sunday, May 11: CEC Table at Fresh Market
Wednesday, May 14: CEC Monthly Meeting
Sunday, May 18: CEC Table at Fresh Market
Ten Personal Solutions to Global Warming
The routine decisions that shape our days — what to have for dinner, where to shop, how to get to work — may seem small, but collectively they have a big effect on global warming.
Americans' per capita emissions of heat-trapping gases is 21 tons—four times the global average and twice that of other countries with a similar standard of living to our own, such as France and Japan. That means we can all make choices that will greatly reduce our global warming impact.
So here are the Top Ten Things you can do to Help Tackle Global Warming:
1. The car you drive: the most important personal climate decision.
2. Make your house more air tight.
3. Buy and USE a programmable thermostat. more...
COOLCALIFORNIA CITY CHALLENGE
April 1 - August 31, 2014
The CoolCalifornia City Challenge is a statewide competition engaging thousands of households in cities across California to save energy, reduce their carbon footprints and help build more vibrant and sustainable communities.
Burlingame is a participant in this year's "Challenge".Residents are encouraged to sign up for the program at the CoolCalifornia Challenge Registration Page and begin tracking their household energy (natural gas and electricity) and motor vehicle emissions. Prize money will be awarded to all participating cities based on the number of new registered households at the end of May.
For the five month period (April-August) Participants in ‘the Challenge’ earn points for reducing their household energy use and transportation emissions. Every point earned by participants counts as a raffle ticket toward local prizes and increases the city’s rank in the statewide standings.
The Challenge has saved 500,000 lbs of CO2!
Help us save over 1 million pounds in 2014!
Next General Meeting
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
7:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Lane Community Room, Burlingame Main Library
480 Primrose Road, Burlingame, CA 94010
(Lane Room entrance is on Bellevue Avenue)
Future Meeting Dates - 2014
Jun 11; Jul 9; Aug 9; Aug 13; Sep 10; Oct 8; Nov 12; Dec 10
2nd Wednesday of Each Month 7:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
MAKE AN EVEN GREATER DIFFERENCE in 2014!
Also: Sunday, May 11 & May 18, 2014
Park Road between Burlingame & Howard Avenues
Stop by the Burlingame Caltrain Station Energizer Station
FREE Refreshments & a Goodie Bag for ALL Cyclists
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Water Conservation - What You Can Do
In 2008, and for the first time in California since 1991, the Governor proclaimed a statewide drought and called for implementation of numerous measures to reduce water consumption. And, by most accounts, the Bay Area will continue to experience conditions that warrant a greater emphasis on water conservation. The following are some tools and information that can help you conserve water and save money. The City also provides this flyer with useful tips.
In the Kitchen and Laundry Rooms
In the Bathroom
Around your Property
Additional water saving resources see:
Learn more about the Adopt-A-Tree Program
The 6th Annual Green Street Fair - A BIG SUCCESS!
THANK YOU! 2013 SPONSORS
for your continued support...
The Fair is on hiatus in 2014
The CEC is seeking additional partnerships and volunteers to help organize future fairs. Please email us at email@example.com if you are interested in volunteering or co-hosting future fairs.
Please contact us for more information.
Green Street Fair
2-Day UnWaste Recyling Event Collected Tons!!!
Thanks to Everyone who Participated!
CEC PROGRAMS, EVENTS & OUTREACH
Learn more about what we've been up to since our inception in November 2009.
Honeybees are a vital link in our food chain
A petition is being circulated by The Beekeepers’ Guild of San Mateo County to show support for simplifying and standardizing codes and ordinances about beekeeping throughout San Mateo County. The Bay Area has a patchwork of uneven rules on beekeeping and some towns ban it outright.
Please support our efforts to convince our local governments to lead the way in providing solutions by reforming antiquated policies.
To sign our petition to make San Mateo a bee-friendly county, please copy and paste this link:
Or visit the website for the Beekeepers Guild of San Mateo County and click on "Help the Honeybees! Sign Our Petition."
Share this information with your community in San Mateo County and ask them to support our efforts.
Mollie Stone's Community Card
Mollie Stone's will donate up to 5% to the CEC
and, it's FREE!
Ask for the short Community Card Application Form at any Mollie Stone's Market
Fill it out designating "Acterra, CEC Burlingame" as the group you wish to support
(In Part 1 write in "Acterra, CEC Burlingame" in the space provided under "Other")
Find Out What's Green in Burlingame!
CEC MEMBERSHIP IS FREE TO ALL!
Membership is FREE and members are all ages, including teens and retired residents.
We are always open to new ideas!
For more information about CEC, come to our next General Meeting or email firstname.lastname@example.org
IF YOU LIVE, WORK or GO TO SCHOOL
IN BURLINGAME or HILLSBOROUGH (ZIP CODE 94010 & 94011)
THE CEC WELCOMES YOU!
ALL VOLUNTEERS AND TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATIONS OF ANY AMOUNT ARE WELCOMED
Mail a Check to: Acterra/CEC, P.O. Box 117926, Burlingame, CA 94011-7926
CEC - Burlingame is a fiduciary program of Acterra, a charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Acterra is consistently rated 4 stars by Charity Navigator. 88% of all Acterra/CEC donations directly benefit local green programs in neighborhoods included in the 94010 & 94011 Zip Codes.
Contact CEC: email@example.com