CEC Endorses Measure RR – Dedicated Caltrain Funding – Vote “YES” November 3!

The Citizens Environmental Council’s Board of Directors has endorsed Measure RR on the November 3 ballot, which would produce a dedicated income stream to support Caltrain. Caltrain  service is an essential component of the Peninsula’s rapid transit system, keeping thousands of cars off the road on the Peninsula commute corridor, but its funding has always…

2020 Student Film Fest Winners Announced

The CEC and the Burlingame Environmental Club are proud to announce the winners of this year’s Student Film Fest. The winners were chosen from entries by students in grades 4 to 12 throughout San Mateo County. This year’s winning films​ highlight food impacts, composting, and carbon taxing.   We are pleased to announce the division…

CEC 10th Anniversary Celebration

CEC hosted nearly 100 local residents, students and elected officials at our 10th Anniversary Celebration on January 9 at the Burlingame Women’s Club. Speakers included County Supervisor Dave Pine, Burlingame Mayor Emily Beach, three college students who received scholarships from CEC, Burlingame High School senior and filmmaker Jeffery Chen, and donor Sterling Franklin. This was…

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…