Improve local ambient air quality to benefit the health and quality of life in the region. Read more…
Restore water quality to promote a healthy ecosystem and allow for a wide variety of uses, such as swimming and fishing. Read more…
Foster sustainable use and generation of energy by promoting reduction, conservation, and efficient use of energy and ecologically acceptable alternatives to fossil fuels. Read More…
Increase utilization of alternative transportation and fuels. Read more…
Promote conservation of resources by reducing waste generated and increasing reuse and recycling. Read more…
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The Center for Environmental Initiatives (CEI) is working for environmental protection and enhanced quality of life in the Greater Rochester and Finger Lakes region through education, collaboration and informed action.
who we are
CEI is a charitable 501(c)3 organization guided by an elected Board of Directors who oversees the activities, fiscal soundness and strategy of the organization. Board members represent a range of expertise and interests in environmental protection and sustainability across the region. In 2012, CEI's staff is made up of dedicated full-time, part-time and volunteer professionals.
what we do
CEI will work with citizens, organizations, institutions, government and businesses to achieve its goals through:
- Education: outreach to a wide range of stakeholders, increasing understanding and appreciation of the issues.
- Collaboration: establish partnerships with appropriate stakeholders to define problems and develop solutions.
- Informed Action: implement initiatives and projects supported by our partners and aimed at achieving our goals.