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 Spotlight: Sterling Franklin

CEC is indebted to Trustee Sterling Franklin of the Morris S. Smith Foundation for funding CEC’s annual scholarships to Burlingame High School students for three years and underwriting the Student Environmental Internships we offered for the second time this year to high school students who live or attend school in Burlingame. Eight high school interns…