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Friday, March 7: Arbor Day
Sunday, March 9: CEC at Burlingame Fresh Market
Wednesday, March 12: CEC Monthly Meeting
Thursday, March 27: Home Energy Upgrade Workshop
Thursday, May 8: Bike to Work Day============================================================
For information on what you can do to conserve water in your home or business, please see the links and information below:
NEXT MONTHLY GENERAL MEETING
Lane Community Room, Main Burlingame Library
7:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
480 Primrose Road, Burlingame, CA 94010
Friday, March 7, 2014 - Arbor Day
Everyone - Let's have a good CEC turnout
Adopt-A-Tree launch & 35th annual Tree Planting Ceremony
Arbor Day 2014 - Friday, March 7th (10:30AM)
Click Here to learn more about the Adopt-A-Tree Program
Bayside Park Community Garden - 1125 Airport Blvd.
Green Tip of the Month:
Water Conservation - What Burlingame Residents 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
============================================================CEC at the Burlingame Fresh Market
Sunday, March 9, 2014
9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Park Road between Burlingame & Howard Avenues
Get up to $4,500 in energy-upgrade incentives
Join the Burlingame Building Dept. Staff, Energy Contractors & Program Participants
for a Workshop to Learn how a Home Energy Upgrade can help to:
When: Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 6:45 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Burlingame Main Public Library - Lane Room
(entrance on Bellevue)
RSVP online: http://energyupgrade-smc.eventbrite.com
Stop by the Burlingame Caltrain Station Energizer Station
FREE Refreshments & a Goodie Bag for ALL Cyclists
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.============================================================
The 6th Annual Green Street Fair -
A BIG SUCCESS!
THANK YOU! 2013 SPONSORS for your continued support...
Please contact us for more information.
Green Street Fair
2-Day UnWaste Recyling Event Collected Tons!!!
Thanks to Everyone who Participated!
*** CEC EVENTS & OUTREACH ***
CEC General Meeting Dates - 2014
Mar12; Apr 9; May 14; Jun 11; Jul 9;
Aug 13; Sep 10; Oct 8; Nov 12; Dec 10
(2nd Wednesday of Each Month)
Lane Room, Burlingame Main Library
7:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
480 Primrose Road, Burlingame, CA 94010
(Lane Room entrance is on Bellevue Avenue)
MAKE AN EVEN GREATER DIFFERENCE in 2014!
November 2009 through June 30, 2010
1. Under the leadership of former Burlingame Green Ribbon Task Force Member and Planning Commissioner, Stan Vistica, worked from November 2009 to January 2010 to establish organization’s name, mission statement, structure and key initiatives.
2. Launched the www.burlingamecec.org free Google website in February 2010.
3. Conducted community outreach outside the Burlingame Fresh Market in April and May 2010.
4. Staffed an information booth and helped with advertising and fair day staffing for the 3rd annual Burlingame Green Street Fair that was organized by members of the former Burlingame Green Ribbon Task Force.
5. Hosted a green speaker series at the Burlingame Main Library April 20, May 18 and June 16, 2010. Speakers included Nick Harris and Tyler Lewis of Energy Beyond Design (Comfortable , Healthy and Energy Efficient Homes), Nabih Tahan of Bau Technologies (The European Passive House Standard; A Study in High Performance) and Frank Niccoli of the Village Gardner (How to Get Rid of your Turf).
6. Applied to and interviewed with Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet for charitable status as an Acterra Fiduciary Program. CEC was accepted as an Acterra Fiduciary Program effective July 1, 2010.
July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011
1. Provided a CEC intern (at no cost) to the City of Burlingame that resulted in the review and update of the City’s Climate Action Plan (CAP). CAP update was presented at a City Council Study Session in Feb. 2011.
2. Worked with the City of Burlingame Green Information Group (GIG) and periodically spoke at Burlingame City Council Meetings throughout the year to advocate/support monitoring of the Burlingame CAP, community garden, electric vehicle charging stations and a polystyrene ordinance. The City has made progress in most of these areas and adopted the San Mateo County Polystyrene Ordinance.
3. Conducted community outreach on the first Sundays of April, May and June at the Burlingame Fresh Market.
4. Organized and hosted a Green Speaker Series April 26, May 17 and June 15, 2011 at the Burlingame Main Library. Speakers included William Leddy, FAIA, LEED AP, Principal at Leddy, Maytum, Stacy Architects (Building Toward a Post Carbon Future), Larry Jacobs, Jacobs Farm & Del Cabo (Healthy Soils, Healthy Plants, Healthy People) and Alrie Middlebrook of Middlebrook Gardens (12 Months of Color in the California Native Garden).
5. Partnered with Peninsula Traffic Congestion Relief Alliance to support Burlingame Train Station location for May 10, 2011 Bike to Work Day.
6. Took over full responsibility for the 4th annual Burlingame Green Street Fair that was held May 15, 2011 and included 12 sponsors, over 60 booths showcasing sustainable lifestyle choices, a recycled clothing fashion show and free entertainment.
7. Green Citizen E-Waste Recycling Event hosted/promoted in conjunction with the May 15, 2011 Fair.
8. Supported the Burlingame Library Foundation via May 15, 2011 Green Fair booth space to educate the community about book recycling, donations and used book reuse/purchases that benefit our local Public Library.
9. Worked closely with the City for to provide research and support for adoption and implementation of a local Leaf Blower ordinance. Ordinance was adopted effective July 1, 2012. See details at http://www.smdailyjournal.com/article_preview.php?id=236329&title=Leaf%20blowers%20stir%20up%20strong%20opinions&utm_source=July+6+2012+newsletter&utm_campaign=May+22+2012+newsletter&utm_medium=email
10. Partnered with other Peninsula Cities to participate in and promote the Burlingame Drive Less Challenge Apr 22-May 5, 2011 for the 2nd year.
11. Partnered with Peninsula Traffic Congestion Relief Alliance plus Burlingame City Staff and Traffic, Safety and Parking Commission to organize and conduct a Burlingame Bicycle Safety Workshop on Aug 20, 2011.
July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012
1. Worked with the City of Burlingame Green Information Group (GIG) and periodically spoke at Burlingame City Council Meetings throughout the year to advocate/support monitoring of the Burlingame CAP, community garden, electric vehicle charging stations and a local bag ban. The City has made progress in most of these areas. The City completed a “readiness application” in 2012 for possible electric vehicle charging stations funding.
2. Conducted community outreach at Burlingame Fresh Market on 1st Sundays in Jul, Aug & Sep 2011 and May & Jun 2012.
3. Partnered with Peninsula Traffic Congestion Relief Alliance plus Burlingame City Staff and Traffic, Safety and Parking Commission to organize and conduct a Burlingame Bicycle Safety Workshop on Aug 20, 2011.
4. Partnered with San Mateo County & the City of Burlingame to promote a community outreach seminar for the Energy Upgrade California-San Mateo County program on Aug 24, 2011.
5. Co-hosted and promoted a seminar/film “The Climate Crisis - Science vs. Denial” on Nov 2, 2011 at the Burlingame Main Library. The seminar was presented by Al Gore's Climate Reality Project staff and well-attended by local students.
6. Partnered with the BHS Eco Club in March 2012 to provide recycling stencils to paint trash cans to improve student recycling at Burlingame High School.
7. Partnered with other Peninsula Cities to participate in and promote the Burlingame Drive Less Challenge Apr 22-May 5, 2012 for the 3rd year. In light of continued low participation for Burlingame residents, the CEC chose to discontinue participation in the challenge. The CEC will continue to support annual Bike to Work Day in lieu of the Drive Less Challenge.
8. Partnered with Peninsula Traffic Congestion Relief to support Burlingame Train Station location for 2nd year at annual Bike to Work Day in May 2012.
9. CEC reps attended Sustainable San Mateo County 16th Annual Indicators Launch May 21, 2012.
10. Co-Hosted a local energy efficiency forum, “Going Green Without Going Broke” on May 23, 2012 in partnership with the City of Burlingame, the Sierra Club Loma Prieta Chapter, Sierra Club Cool Cities and US Green Building Council-Northern California.
11. Continued to work closely with the City of Burlingame to provide research and support for the adoption and implementation of a local Leaf Blower ordinance effective July 1, 2012. - see details at http://www.smdailyjournal.com/article_preview.php?id=236329&title=Leaf%20blowers%20stir%20up%20strong%20opinions&utm_source=July+6+2012+newsletter&utm_campaign=May+22+2012+newsletter&utm_medium=email
July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013
1. Worked with the City of Burlingame Green Information Group (GIG) and periodically spoke at Burlingame City Council Meetings throughout the year to advocate/support monitoring of the Burlingame CAP, community garden, electric vehicle charging stations and a local bag ban. The City has made progress in most of these areas. The San Mateo County Reusable Bag Ordinance was adopted by the City in January 2013 with an effective date of Earth Day (April 22) 2013. The City also specified sustainability as a City Goal for FY2013-2014 and plans to identify a Community Garden location in the near future.
2. Worked with the City of Burlingame and the Burlingame Traffic, Safety and Pedestrian Commission to tally bikes and pedestrians at major Burlingame intersections. Results will provide the basis for improving bike and pedestrian use, routes and Safety.
3. Conducted community outreach at Burlingame Fresh Market on 1st Sundays in July-August 2012 and April – June 2013.
4. Organized and promoted the 5th annual Burlingame Green Street Fair that was held Sept. 16, 2012. The free fair drew over 4,500 attendees and included 18 sponsors, over 60 booths showcasing sustainable lifestyle choices, and free entertainment. The fair attracted a TV20 Production Crew that produced a 3 minute special interest TV show segment on the fair that is available on YouTube.
5. Partnered with UnWaste to recycle nearly 11 tons of electronics and other items in conjunction with the Sept 2012 Green Fair.
6. Partnered with the Burlingame Library Foundation to promote used books recycling, donation and purchase/reuse at the Fair. Coordinated with UnWaste to collect 2 pick-up truck loads filled with reusable/resellable books, cd’s and dvd’s.
7. Partnered with the Burlingame High School Ecology Club and other local non-profits at the Sept 2012 Fair to provide free crafts and art projects plus a free kids’ Eco Walk game with prizes.
8. Attended Sept 28, 2012 Council of Cities meeting that discussed Hetch Hetchy and local water supply.
9. Partnered with Ecology Action to promote a San Mateo County Energy Upgrade California Event at the San Mateo Garden Center on Nov 1, 2012.
10. Partnered with the County of San Mateo and Burlingame Public Library to advertise and screen “bag it” the movie on Nov 7, 2012.
11. Helped to organize and promote a contest and Burlingame Intermediate School Marine Biology movie night/talk plus a contest that focused on hazards of non-reusable bags and over fishing (Bag It and The End of The Line) on Feb 27, 2013. Event was designed to reduce plastic water bottles on campus.
12. Supported the Burlingame High School Eco Club native plants garden by purchasing seeds for first planting in April 2013.
13. Partnered with the Sierra Club to staff a community outreach table outside Earthbeam Health Foods store in Burlingame to celebrate Earth Day in April 2013.
14. Partnered with the 2013 Peninsula Traffic Congestion Relief Alliance team for the 3rd year, to stuff and hand-out 2,500 "goodie" bags at San Mateo County Energizer Stations on annual Bike to Work Day, May 9, 2013. CEC volunteers staffed the Burlingame Caltrain Energizer Station to provide commute literature, and free snacks and goodie bags to bike riders and CalTrain commuters.
15. CEC Directors attended Sustainable San Mateo County’s 17th Annual Indicators Launch May 21, 2013.
16. Donated a tree and bench to the City of Burlingame in memory of Burlingame’s sustainability leader, Stan Vistica.
17. Partnered with Burlingame Traffic, Safety and Parking Commission for community outreach at Burlingame Fresh Market on 2nd Sundays May-June 2013.
18. Started sending a green “tip of the month” with monthly email meeting notices.
July 1, 2013 through January 31, 2014
1. Partnered with Burlingame Traffic, Safety and Parking Commission for community outreach at Burlingame Fresh Market on 2nd Sundays July-December 2013.
2. Organized and promoted the 6th annual Burlingame Green Street Fair that was held Sept. 15, 2013. Fair booth space “sold-out” early. About 4,000 fair goers enjoyed exhibits with sustainable living information, free kids’ activities and free entertainment,including the “Raging Grannies”.
3. Partnered with UnWaste to divert 3.5 tons of electronics and other recyclables from landfills in conjunction with the Sept 2013 Green Fair.
4. Partnered with the Burlingame Library Foundation to promote used books recycling, donation and purchase/reuse at the Fair. Coordinated with UnWaste to collect 2 pick-up truck loads filled with reusable/resellable books, cd’s and dvd’s.
5. Partnered with the Burlingame High School (BHS) Ecology Club, Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department Sept 2013 Fair to provide free crafts and art projects plus free entertainment and a free kids’ Eco Walk game with prizes. The BHS Ecology Club raised $120 at the Fair.
6. Partnered with the Peninsula Humane Society at the Fair to showcase pet adoptees, resulting in at least 1 successful adoption.
7. Partnered with UC Berkeley at the Fair to educate the community about Sudden Oak Death.
8. Oct. 7, 2013 partnered with the Sierra Club Loma Prieta Chapter, San Mateo and Santa Clara Cool Cities Teams and the Burlingame Public Library to present “A Fierce Green Fire”, a 2012 Sundance Film Festival award winning film that explores the environmental movement.
9. Helped promote Nov 1, 2012 PG&E Energy Upgrade California workshop organized by Ecology Action and held at the San Mateo Garden Center.
10. Provided research to City of Burlingame to support hiring of a Sustainability Coordinator.
11. Working with the City of Burlingame to launch and support a potential “Adopt-A-Tree” program on Arbor day (Mar 7, 2014) to ensure that new trees planted by the City thrive in their first 2 years of growth.
12. Working to partner with the Burlingame Public Library to present and environmental film “Who Bombed Judi Bari” and a possible Energy Upgrade California Workshop in conjunction with San Mateo County on March 9, 2014.
13. Working with San Mateo County to promote the multi-family residential Energy Upgrade California program.
14. Working with San Mateo County and City of Burlingame to co-sponsor an Energy Upgrade California workshop on March 27, 2014.============================================================
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!
A Greener, Cleaner Burlingame
The Citizens Environmental Council is looking
for new members to help lead popular activities like the Drive Less Challenge, Green Fair and the Green Speakers Series.
We're also promoting a Plastic Bag Ban and a Leaf Blower Ordinance.
We are always open to new ideas!
Membership is FREE and members are all ages, including teens and retired residents.
For more information about CEC, come to our next General Meeting or email firstname.lastname@example.org
CEC MEMBERSHIP IS FREE TO ALL!
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