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Thinking about installing solar on your home
but don’t know where to start or think it’s just too expensive?
Peninsula SunShares is here to help!
The City of Burlingame is partnering with local nonprofit Vote Solar
& neighboring communities throughout San Mateo County to launch
a solar group discount program for homeowners.
Next General Meeting - Wednesday, July 8, 2015
7:00PM - 8:45PM
Lane Community Room, Burlingame Main Library
480 Primrose Road, Burlingame, CA 94010
2015 Meeting Dates - 2nd Wednesday each month (except Nov)
Aug 12, Sep 9, Oct 14, Nov 4, Dec 9
MAKE AN EVEN GREATER DIFFERENCE in 2015!
CEC at the Burlingame Fresh Market
Sunday, July 19, 2015
9:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Park Road between Burlingame & Howard Avenues
The Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN) now offers new programs and rebates for single family homeowners in the Bay Area who make energy-efficient home improvements.Homeowners can be eligible for incentives from $1,000 to $3,150 with an Energy Upgrade Californi® Home Upgrade and incentives from $1,000 to $6,500, plus a $300 home energy assessment rebate, with an Advanced Home Upgrade. In addition, a free Home Upgrade Advisor can provide direct one-to-one assistance to help homeowners through every step of the upgrade.
The County of San Mateo is part of BayREN,
a collaboration of public agencies representing all nine counties
within the San Francisco Bay Area. BayREN draws on the experience and
expertise of Bay Area local governments to design and implement effective energy savings programs. For more information, visit www.bayareaenergyupgrade.org.
COOLCALIFORNIA CITY CHALLENGEBurlingame finished in 7th place with 373,000 points
Thanks! to Everyone Who Took the Challenge
We earned $2,851 for Green Projects in Burlingame!
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.
For 36 Consecutive Years,
Burlingame has been Honored as "Tree City USA"222
Learn more about the Adopt-A-Tree Program
The Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN) is a coalition of the nine San Francisco Bay Area Counties implementing large scale, cross-sector energy management strategies on a regional level. BayREN was approved as a pilot by the California Public Utilities Commission in November 2012.
Access the latest Dashboard here. Past reports will be archived at www.bayren.org/about. The dashboard will be updated on the website monthly.
Home Upgrade is experiencing rapidly increasing uptake as a result of recently reported program design changes, County local outreach efforts, and increased contractor recruitment. This 3-pronged approach of program improvements, local outreach and increased contractor participation had yielded record breaking uptake in the month of September, exceeding 100 Home Upgrade reservations in one month. BayREN currently has nearly $1.6 million in incentives reserved or paid for both Home Upgrade and Advanced Home Upgrade Assessment Incentive projects. Learn More.
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:
6th Annual Green Street Fair - A BIG SUCCESS!
The Fair is on hiatus
The CEC is seeking additional partnerships and volunteers to help organize future fairs. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in volunteering or co-hosting future fairs.
Please contact us for more information.
Green Street Fair
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 email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org