What we do

May 30, 2016

We work to cultivate environmental awareness and action, create a community of advocates, and contribute to the defense of ecosystems and peoples through empowering education, community-based research, and people-oriented, patriotic, and scientific advocacy.

Education

CEC supports adult learners from marginalized and ecologically-critical communities by developing and providing environmental education courses. It offers Basic Ecology Courses adapted to each class or interest group or community, as well as Seminars on specific environmental themes or issues.

Training or Capacity Building

CEC trains adult educators, organizers, leaders and members at the grassroots level. CEC’s environmental education curriculum is aimed at helping people cultivate ecological awareness, critical analysis, and progressive action. Courses are varied, ranging from organizational skills on planning, monitoring and evaluation, leadership, paralegal and campaign work, to Community Based Environmental Assessment and Monitoring(CBEAM) and Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (CBDRRM)

Advocacy

CEC pursues awareness and advocacy through various strategies: conferences and workshops, information and educational materials production, audio-visual productions, supporting mass mobilizations and issue campaigns, cultural events and media work. This advocacy is supported by environmental and scientific studies which have served as useful references for communities, academics, advocates, and policy-makers.

Community Service

CEC strives to make a difference in the lives of its partner communities by providing scientific and technical support services for environmental issues, identifying alternative opportunities, mobilizing resources and volunteer support, and supporting worthwhile projects initiated by women, youth, farmers, indigenous peoples and fisherfolk organizations.