Citizens Campaign for the Environment
3144 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214
Citizens Campaign for the Environment (CCE) was established in 1985 by a small group of
activists who recognized the need to increase public involvement in the process of
determining the direction of environmental policy. CCE is an independent
member-supported, not-for-profit, non-partisan organization with a mission to build
widespread citizen understanding and advocacy for policies and actions designed to protect
the natural environment and public health.
CCE's primary focus is to educate and empower citizens to
increase their influence and activism, both individually and collectively. Through
such activism, citizens will have a stronger voice in the development of public policies
and legislative agendas affecting key environmental issues in New York and Connecticut.
its beginning, CCE has grown into a multi-state, grass-roots organization with over 80,000
supporting member households. CCE conducts environmental protection programs on
issues of local, regional and national importance and believes maintaining a strong
presence at all levels of policy making is essential for lasting results. Thus, CCE
has achieved public support for policies and actions which are based on a philosophy of
prevention, conservation and environmental sustainability.
work, based on sound factual information and research, has supported acid rain
legislation, clean water projects, oil spill prevention in Long Island Sound and the Great
Lakes, and other initiatives protecting the natural environment and public health.
welcome new members.