The Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame (CEC) is inviting the public to seven “Green Programs on Hot Topics” focused on current environmental issues during 2019. Admission is free. They will be held in the Lane Room at the Burlingame Public Library at 480 Primrose Road, except as noted. The programs are:
Tuesday, March 19 – CEC Student Film Fest, 6 to 8 p.m., Burlingame High School Auditorium
Videos created by students in grades 4 through 12 who live or attend school in San Mateo County will be screened at CEC’s second annual film festival, and cash awards will be presented. The deadline for entries is March 6. More info at burlingamefilmfest.com. Cosponsored by the Burlingame Environmental Club at BHS.
Thursday, April 18 – How Climate Change Will Cost You Money, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Burlingame Public Library
Experts will explain how climate change could negatively affect your property, your insurance rates, your health and your quality of life – and what you can do about it. Cosponsored by Citizens’ Climate Lobby, San Mateo Chapter
Saturday, April 20 – Harvesting Rainwater and Building a Rain Garden, 9 a.m. to noon, Burlingame Rain Garden on Donnelly Avenue near Primrose Road
At this hands-on workshop, landscape architect Ira Johnson will teach you how to harvest rainwater in your garden, use native plants to soak up the rain, and assemble and maintain an inexpensive rainwater system. Funded by the Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency.
Wednesday, May 22 – Design Your Own Native Plant Landscape, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Burlingame Public Library
You are finally ready to remove your lawn and you want to create the design yourself. Landscape architect Juanita Salisbury will teach you the principles of garden design and how to do a design from start to finish. Funded by the Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency.
Thursday, June 20 – How Gray Water Can Cut Your Water Use and Save Money, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Burlingame Public Library
Learn how easy it is to install a gray water system in your home to recycle laundry and shower water to water your garden. Sherry Lee Bryan of EcologyAction will show you examples of gray water systems that will slash you water bill and keep your landscaping thriving during droughts.
Tuesday, September 24 – What You Can Do About the Plastic Pollution Crisis, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Burlingame Public Library
Plastic is overwhelming our landfills, killing marine life and being absorbed in our bodies. Zero waste authority Monica Wilson will bring us up to date on the scope of the problem, the pitfalls of recycling and why bioplastics aren’t the silver bullet solution. She’ll also describe green alternatives that are gaining momentum.
Thursday, October 17 – New Technology That Can Save Water, Energy and Money, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Burlingame Public Library
Learn from experts about some of the latest advances in energy and water efficiency that will cut usage and slash your utility bills. This program will include information about solar alternatives, heat pumps for heating and air conditioning, water leak detection devices and using biowaste to generate energy.
For more information, visit cecburlingame.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.