CEC Programs

On-going CEC programs include:

Environmental News Update. This free weekly newsletter is e-mailed to more than 6,000 subscribers. It covers environmental news from our 13-county region, and focuses on local environmental topics, legislative news, and updates on our member groups’ activities. This e-news also lists Green Jobs and Green Grants, and provides a calendar of special events. In addition, it links readers to national and international news stories that have a bearing on our local community. To have your event or news included in the newsletter, please send information to news@cechouston.org.

CEC Website (www.cechouston.org). This important tool offers a link to each of our member groups’ Websites, a comprehensive calendar of all environmental events hosted by our member groups, Green Jobs listings, and archives of our past weekly newsletters. The 2008 Resource Guide is also available on the website. To have your event or news posted on the website, please send information to news@cechouston.org.

Information & Referral. CEC serves as a call and email service center to help direct environmental inquiries to the appropriate organizations.

Environmental Resource Guide. This annual publication provides a hard-copy directory of our member organizations and other important contact information. It is widely distributed to our school districts and to the community at large.

Annual Meeting. CEC holds an annual meeting each spring to gather activists to exchange ideas and discuss a timely topic which affects our environmental community.

Synergy Awards. Since 1997, the Citizens’ Environmental Coalition has hosted the annual Synergy Awards event to recognize local individuals and organizations for their notable environmental projects and achievements. The winners are chosen from nominations made by the environmental community at large.

Leadership Luncheons. CEC hosts regular, informal gatherings to foster discussion and coordination on specific topics or problems. Our role is to arrange the meetings, invite the appropriate people in, introduce the participants to each other, and then to facilitate their dialogue for the benefit of our environmental community.

Outreach. The CEC staff, board members, and volunteers are available for speaking engagements concerning the general state of the environment in our region and for hosting tables at environmental fairs. The CEC also co-sponsors outreach events with other groups.