CEC Welcomes Stacy Giang as Communications Technology Intern

Stacy Giang is a Junior at the University of Houston, studying Computer Science with a minor in Energy and Sustainability.

This is her third year as the Secretary and Historian for the Billiards League at UH. Over the summer, Stacy drafted the club’s Officer Handbook and assisted in directing a billiards charity event, Christmas in July. In her free time, Stacy enjoys bullet-journaling, taking roadtrips, and playing volleyball.

At CEC, Stacy will help manage the CEC’s comprehensive environmental calendar for greater Houston while implementing CEC’s Salesforce CRM. She is excited to broaden her knowledge in both the technological and environmental fields and to become a more well-rounded individual.

Stacy can be reached at Stacy.Giang@cechouston.org.

CEC seeks Workstudy Students & Interns

CEC plans to hire students through the workstudy programs at UH, UH-Downtown, HCC, TSU, and University of St. Thomas. If you are a student at one of these schools, you can contact the financial aid department to determine your eligibility for these paid workstudy positions and view opportunities on the schools’ job boards.

CEC would also like to work with students from any local college seeking volunteer opportunities or academic credit for a variety of majors. Please visit the CEC website for more information, and contact rachel@cechouston.org.

2017 Greater Houston Environmental Summit

In 2017, CEC will be hosting the Greater Houston Environmental Summit on Friday, August 4, 2017, from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm at the Community Resource Center at the United Way of Greater Houston.

Eventbrite - 2017 Greater Houston Environmental Summit & Environmental Education Expo

Read more about our speakers in this Google Document.

Welcomes from:

Special presentations:

  • The Hot Topic of Climate Change: an opening panel in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Earthshare of Texas
  • Elizabeth Love, Senior Program Officer at Houston Endowment, on Environmental Philanthropy Today

In addition to excellent keynote presentations and panels, we will again offer small-format table talks. Table Talk facilitators include:

  • Kathleen Ownby of SPARK School Park Program and Marlon Connley of Trust for Public Land, on park equity
  • Karly Robinson, True to Texas Coalition, on alternative funding for wildlife conservation
  • Donelle Williams, Houston ISD Elementary Curriculum and Development Office
  • Erin Kinney, HARC, on the health of Galveston Bay
  • Gavin Dillingham and Marina Badoian-Kriticos, HARC, on climate resilience
  • Claire Gottsegen, CEC policy and research intern, on endangered species in the Houston region
  • Jim Olive, photographer, on the Environmental Photographers Mentoring Program
  • Dr. Bakeyah Nelson of Air Alliance Houston on concrete batch plants in our back yard
  • Nicole Buergers, of Bee2bee Honey, on To Beekeep or Not to Beekeep – Everyday Things You Can Do to Help Pollinators in Houston
  • Sherry Weesner of Scenic Houston on Activism at the Local Level
  • Carol Burrus, Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston
  • Asha John, CEC Board Member

Environmental Education Expo:

We are partnering with a variety of environmental education collaboratives to offer an Environmental Education Expo for teachers and informal educators.