Citizens Environmental Coalition Educational Fund

Rating: 5 stars   5 reviews

Issues: Environment

Location: 6420 Richmond Ste 658 Houston TX 77057 USA

Mission: Citizens'' Environmental Coalition was founded in 1971 by a group of citizens concerned about the quality of life in Houston. CEC is a coalition of about 100 nonprofit environmental organizations in the Houston/Galveston area.  Our msision is to foster dialogue, education and collaboration between these groups and the general public.  The CEC is a unique portal to the environmental community in the region.  We publish a free weekly e-news distributed to 5,000 addresses; host a website at www.cechouston.org with a communal calendar of events; provide information and referral services by phone and email; publish an annual Environmental Resource Guide directory to area environmental services; host the Annual Synergy Awards to celebrate and recognize outstanding environmental achievements in the area; and sponsor outreach activities and roundtables to bring the right people together to address current environmental issues at hand.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Citizens' Environmental Coalition was formed in the early 1970's, about the time of the first Earth Day. It is a revered institution in Houston. It is the "GO-TO" place for all things environmental for our general region. I always eagerly awaited the arrival of it's weekly newsletter in order to plan additional activities that I was interested in. When I became a board member, I wanted to help get the word out to other Houstonians all the environmental news and activities of the region. This year, I became the President of the Board, so I know I am making the effort that I had wished for. The upper Texas Gulf Coast is a great region of the country and we have a lot of attributes and challenges. We have done much and have much more to do. I hope to continue this effort as long as I am able.

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Shout from the highest hill I can find in Houston the great things about our region, from the bayous to the birds and I would help protect more public space. Who needs to vacation in Colorado, when we have wilderness right here inside the Loop.

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2013

Rating: 5 stars  

The CEC is an information clearinghouse for everything environmental in Houston. Information on all Houston environmental organizations, events, programs and job opportunities are compiled on a user friendly website that is updated regularly. This is a very important organization for those concerned about the future of our rapidly expanding city.

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Quite well

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2013

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The CEC is an information clearing house that provides relevant and useful information throughout the greater Houston and surrounding areas. It is one of the most important environmental organizations and informational sources for Houstonians. Over the past few years the organization has been growing and becoming more efficient and effective and with the right finding and opportunities, it will continue to provide Business's, Government and Citizens in Houston the information they desire.

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Expand the reach of the Organization.

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2013

Rating: 5 stars  

The CEC has a long and distinguished history. It was formed in response to a potential environmental disaster, the channelization of Houston's primary waterway, Buffalo Bayou. To achieve that goal its original leaders brought together Houston's many environmental organizations and concerned citizens throughout the region. Today its mission remains to bring together concerned citizens, environmental organizations, and other groups that are interested in the environmental future of the Houston region. As one of the most environmentally challenged major cities in North America, this mission is essential to the future of the Houston region. Our health, welfare, and quality of life depend on people and organizations coordinating their efforts to prevent future environmental disasters, many perhaps more grave than the channelization of scenic and historically important waterways. Membership in the CEC is one way to ensure a bright future for the Houston region and for our children and grandchildren. It’s a great way to find out what is going on in our region. Why not join today!

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I would make sure that the organization was better known and enlarge its membership.

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Life-changing

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2013

Rating: 5 stars  

I am working with Citizen's Environmental Coalition. CEC has done a great work to build a Networking to
preserve the our environment.

Good job!

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appreciated.

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Life-changing

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Very Well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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