Free Program on New Tech Solutions That Slash Utility Bills – Thursday, October 17

Four experts will introduce new energy- and water-saving technology that can help you improve energy and water efficiency and save money at a program at the Burlingame Public Library from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 17, presented by the Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame. Admission is free.   The program, “New Technology That…

CEC Interns Give Final Reports

Student interns who worked on environmental initiatives with the Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame are (from left), Brennan McDonald and Mark Habelt, both of Burlingame High School, Christopher Noll of San Mateo High School and Grace Zhang of Mercy High School. On May 16, four high school students who participated in the Environmental Internship Program…

Local Students Take Top Honors at 2019 Film Festival

Burlingame students won awards in all three categories of the 2019 CEC Student Film Fest on March 19 for their short videos on environmental topics. The event was cosponsored by the Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame (CEC) and the Burlingame Environmental Club of Burlingame High School. Open to students throughout San Mateo County, the contest attracted 29 entries from students in eight area schools.…

CEC Receives Sustainability Award

State Senator Jerry Hill presented a Sustainability Award to the Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame (CEC) at Sustainable San Mateo County’s 20th annual Awards Dinner on April 4. He recognized CEC members for their grassroots work since 2009 in influencing city government and building environmental awareness through free public programs, student internships and other activities.…

CEC Awards Environmental Scholarships to Burlingame Students

On May 20 the Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame (CEC) awarded scholarships to Burlingame High School (BHS) students for the fourth consecutive year. CEC gave a $2,000 scholarship to Orla Lynagh-Shannon, who was an active, athletic, straight-A student at Saint Ignatius College Prep High School until she suffered a traumatic brain injury during a traffic…

Donor Profile: Sterling Franklin

CEC has received several generous donations as a result of a chance conversation between two Stanford ’68 classmates, Mike McCord and Sterling Franklin. When they re-connected in 2017, Sterling learned that Mike was serving as chair of the Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame (CEC). As a trustee of the Morris S. Smith Foundation, he reviewed…