Citizens Campaign for the Environment is a 120,000-member organization with offices in Syracuse, Farmingdale, Albany, and Buffalo in NY, and in Hamden, CT. CCE works to empower the public by providing members with opportunities to participate in the political process and thereby advance a strong environmental agenda. CCE engages in extensive education, research, lobbying and public outreach. One of their primary goals is to help citizens increase their influence and participation in important environmental campaigns, gaining a stronger voice in the development of public policies and legislative agendas.
CCE's experienced program staff works to identify key environmental concerns in communities across New York State and Connecticut. By working with other organizations in diverse coalitions and through ongoing communication with local, state and federal elected officials and environmental and public health agencies, CCE has been successful in advancing programs that benefit the natural environment and public health. Their achievements through public involvement have resulted in greater awareness and protection of drinking water quality, preservation of open spaces, protection of beaches, bays, rivers, and Great Lakes waters, advancing renewable energy, and reductions in air and water pollutants.