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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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MCE Clean Energy Community Meetings
  • Tuesday, March 24, 6:30-8:00 PM, El Cerrito City Hall, City Council Chambers, 10890 San Pablo Avenue
  • Wednesday, April 15, 7:00-8:30 PM, Community Center, Garden Room, 7007 Moeser Avenue
  • Wednesday, April 22, 1:15-2:15 PM, Open House Senior Center, 6500 Stockton Avenue
  • Thursday, June 18, 6:00-8:00 PM, El Cerrito City Hall, City Council Chambers, 10890 San Pablo Avenue

El Cerrito now has more energy choices. On January 6, 2015 the City joined Marin Clean Energy (MCE) in order to provide electricity customers with competitively priced clean electricity.  All electricity account holders in El Cerrito will be automatically enrolled in MCE, unless they choose to opt-out and stay with PG&E. The City will be hosting several informational meetings explaining these new electricity choices, rate comparisons, and the clean energy programs available through MCE. Spanish and Chinese translators available. Please request a translator by calling 510-205-4305 at least 24 hours in advance.

MCE provides electricity to customers in Marin County, Napa County, and the cities of Richmond, San Pablo and Benicia.  Visit MCE website for additional information about El Cerrito energy choices.

You may also visit City staff or call Maria Sanders at 510-559-7684.
To see results from CCA Online Forum from El Cerrito residents:

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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.