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What's New? Green Happenings in El Cerrito
Upcoming Events
Mark your calendars. Please join us for the following events!
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Community Meeting on Community Choice Aggregation
Provide input on City’s consideration of joining MCE Clean Energy
Wednesday, December 3 | 6:30 - 8:30 PM
El Cerrito City Hall, 10890 San Pablo Avenue

The City of El Cerrito is seeking input from El Cerrito residents and businesses as it considers joining Marin Clean Energy (MCE), a local government Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) joint powers authority. Come hear how CCA and MCE work, the benefits to electricity customers, and possible next steps if the City Council decides to join. MCE provides electricity to customers in Marin County, Napa County, and the cities of Richmond, San Pablo and Benicia. For more information, visit, email City staff or call Maria Sanders at 215-4361.

Provide comments on-line at

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Become An Environmental Quality Committee Member 
Currently accepting applications
The Environmental Quality Committee (EQC) is currently recruiting El Cerrito residents or business owners to become an Committee Member. Help shape environmental policy, education, and programs in El Cerrito. Visit for more information on the Environmental Quality Committee. Download an application.

On-Going Events, Meetings, Volunteer Opportunities

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El Cerrito Environmental Quality Committee (EQC)
Meets every 2nd Tuesday | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
El Cerrito City Hall Council Chambers, 10890  San Pablo Avenue
The EQC is a Council-appointed body of residents and business representatives who work to involve the community directly in understanding and reducing our impact on the environment. Regular meetings of the EQC often host informative presentations on environmental issues and policies. Visit for more information on the Environmental Quality Committee.

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El Cerrito Open Space Campaign
Donations accepted to help unite the two wings of the Hillside Natural Area.
A group of dedicated volunteers, consisting of members of the El Cerrito Trail Trekkers, the El Cerrito High School Mountain Bike Club, Friends of Five Creeks and others, have formed the El Cerrito Open Space Campaign to raise funds to help the City purchase the 8-acre Madera Hillside Open Space property (marked in red on the map below) adjacent to the Hillside Natural Area. For more information....

Donate online. You can also download the Donation Form (PDF) and follow the mailing instructions.

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El Cerrito Green Teams
Semi-regular events organized by the Environmental Quality Committee and the Public Works Department. Help keep El Cerrito Green by volunteering at a Green Team event. For more details about the Green Teams or to volunteer for future events, visit: Or, please contact the Operations + Environmental Services Division for more information about volunteer projects: email or phone at 510-215-4350.