Chesapeake Environmental Improvement Council - CEIC

Chesapeake Environmental Improvement Council - CEIC Join Good People Doing Great Things The purpose of the CEIC shall be to promote interest in improving the environment of Chesapeake, Virginia, thereby making Chesapeake a greener, cleaner and healthier city in which to live, work, and visit.

The CEIC will accomplish its purpose through outreach, education, and volunteer efforts, to include litter and pollution prevention, waste reduction and recycling, beautification, conservation landscaping, and other environmental and conservation issues. About the CEIC: Eighteen volunteers are appointed by the Mayor to serve on the governing board. However, thousands of other volunteers are active

The CEIC will accomplish its purpose through outreach, education, and volunteer efforts, to include litter and pollution prevention, waste reduction and recycling, beautification, conservation landscaping, and other environmental and conservation issues. About the CEIC: Eighteen volunteers are appointed by the Mayor to serve on the governing board. However, thousands of other volunteers are active

Operating as usual

Come see us at The Holiday Craft Show!  We'll be here today until 5 and Sunday from 11-4.  We're giving out reusable sho...
11/20/2021

Come see us at The Holiday Craft Show! We'll be here today until 5 and Sunday from 11-4. We're giving out reusable shopping bags while supplies last! We have some other fun giveaways, too!

Check out the craft show vendors to find unique, handmade gifts. Be sure to also visit the Winter Wonderland children's room with Kids Run Trains, crafts, and Santa! This event is held at the Chesapeake Conference Center.

11/20/2021
Birds crashing into windows is one of the top human caused reason for bird deaths, probably second only to birds killed ...
11/19/2021

Birds crashing into windows is one of the top human caused reason for bird deaths, probably second only to birds killed by house cats. And its not just bird hitting office towers. While that makes the news, as many if not more birds are killed crashing into millions of homes every years. So help birds see that your windows are not flyways and help keep them safe.

I'm already starting to see people posting images of "tame" songbirds that are sitting on the ground, eyes partly closed - these are often window strike victims who've hit glass on their first migration south to their wintering grounds. Luckily, there are attractive solutions! I'm personally partial to Feather Friendly tape - it puts small dots on your window, so you can still see out and enjoy the beautiful view. But there are many other solutions, from string to tape and more.
I made this comic with help from the folks at Fatal Light Awareness Program Canada.

The CEIC is accepting nominations for the annual Environmental Awards Program to recognize those individuals, groups, or...
11/16/2021

The CEIC is accepting nominations for the annual Environmental Awards Program to recognize those individuals, groups, or organizations that have been involved in outstanding recycling, beautification, litter control, and environmental projects in Chesapeake.

One award is presented in each of these categories:
- Business & Industry
- Community and Communications
- Community Organization - Adult
- Community Organization - Youth
- Educational Institution
- Government Agency
- Innovation in Recycling, Reusing or Repurposing

Nominations will be accepted November 15, 2021 through January 15, 2022 and must be based on activities conducted between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2021. Photographs, news clips, letters of endorsement, and other documentation may be submitted and are encouraged to substantiate claims made in your nomination form.

Winning entries will be recognized at an awards luncheon in 2022.

Submit nominations at https://www.cityofchesapeake.net/government/Boards-Commissions/full-listing/ceic/award-programs-contest/Environmental-Awards-Program.htm

The CEIC is accepting nominations for the annual Environmental Awards Program to recognize those individuals, groups, or organizations that have been involved in outstanding recycling, beautification, litter control, and environmental projects in Chesapeake.

One award is presented in each of these categories:
- Business & Industry
- Community and Communications
- Community Organization - Adult
- Community Organization - Youth
- Educational Institution
- Government Agency
- Innovation in Recycling, Reusing or Repurposing

Nominations will be accepted November 15, 2021 through January 15, 2022 and must be based on activities conducted between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2021. Photographs, news clips, letters of endorsement, and other documentation may be submitted and are encouraged to substantiate claims made in your nomination form.

Winning entries will be recognized at an awards luncheon in 2022.

Submit nominations at https://www.cityofchesapeake.net/government/Boards-Commissions/full-listing/ceic/award-programs-contest/Environmental-Awards-Program.htm

Do you know a "Green Star Teacher"?To mark its 10th year of educating Hampton Roads residents about all things green, as...
11/15/2021

Do you know a "Green Star Teacher"?

To mark its 10th year of educating Hampton Roads residents about all things green, askHRgreen.org is accepting nominations for its Green Star Teachers educator recognition program.
Nominations are now open at www.askHRgreen.org/GreenStars and will be accepted through Dec. 15, 2021. A regional steering committee will select 10 educators from those nominated, and each will receive an award of $1,000. The awards may be used to cover needs such as supplies, classroom resources, or funding to underwrite a dynamic “green” student-driven initiative.
Nominations are open to any educator working with youth K-12 in Hampton Roads. The awards will be announced in early 2022.

11/13/2021

I'm already starting to see people posting images of "tame" songbirds that are sitting on the ground, eyes partly closed - these are often window strike victims who've hit glass on their first migration south to their wintering grounds. Luckily, there are attractive solutions! I'm personally partial to Feather Friendly tape - it puts small dots on your window, so you can still see out and enjoy the beautiful view. But there are many other solutions, from string to tape and more.
I made this comic with help from the folks at Fatal Light Awareness Program Canada.

11/12/2021
chesapeake.granicus.com

In addition to the Solid Waste and Recycling Fee, another item on the City Council Agenda on Tuesday is re-establishing a local Wetlands Board for the permitting process of shoreline development (rather than relying on the state-level VMRC) and combining this new Wetlands Board with the existing Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area Board. See the full City Council Agenda at https://chesapeake.granicus.com/DocumentViewer.php?file=chesapeake_fe0e183a027e32a7a54695832f0646ae.pdf&view=1

11/11/2021

Want to save time and work and help the environment? Then skip the blowing, raking, and bagging and leaves those leaves lay this fall! Leaves are nature's mulch and the provide food and shelter for butterflies, moths, bees, and other invertebrates over the winter. Removing the leaves actually can wipe out the next generation of many moths and butterflies. Learn more at https://xerces.org/blog/leave-the-leaves

11/11/2021

We may be nearing the end of "leaf-peeping" season, but trees across Virginia still leave no doubt that #autumn is here. 🍁

Learn more about fall foliage from the Virginia Department of Forestry
🍂 bit.ly/VADOFfoliage21

Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Program | Virginia Tech College of Natural Resources and Environment

The City Council approved its list of Legislative Priorities - the City wish list for the General Assembly - at last nig...
11/10/2021

The City Council approved its list of Legislative Priorities - the City wish list for the General Assembly - at last night's meeting. The priorities address a number of environmentally related issues:

SUPPORTS legislative action to allow City of Chesapeake to establish testing requirements for groundwater wells to ensure that such wells are compliant with existing federal and state drinking water quality standards, and require that such testing be done prior to the issuance of building permits to construct the well.

SUPPORTS efforts to establish a dedicated funding source for open space conservation, to include agricultural land.

SUPPORTS request to create a Commonwealth Flooding Board to be an oversight body to coordinate flood mitigation efforts at the State level, addressing flood mitigation and coordination among state agencies and regions, approving prioritized list of projects funded by Community Flood Preparedness Fund, approving prioritized list of proposed investigations to be conducted by US Army Corps of Engineers, overseeing implementation and updating of Coastal Resiliency Master Plan, and evaluating alignment of state programs and associated grants and loans with flood mitigation objectives.

SUPPORTS expansion of non-point source nutrient (pollution) trading options throughout the Southern Rivers Watershed.

OPPOSES additional restrictions on non-point source nutrient trading with the Southern Rivers Watershed which became effective 1/1/2021.

OPPOSES legislation which would restrict or limit nutrient and sediment trading between sectors currently allowed, including between MS4 (Stormwater), Wastewater, and Agriculture. In order to meet the goals set out in the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (pollution reduction requirements), localities need all available cost-effective options as well as regulatory certainty for planning and funding.

SUPPORTS fully capitalizing the Water Quality Improvement Fund and providing the necessary appropriations for local government water quality improvement projects. In addition, any changes to state’s wastewater mandates imposed on the City and other localities must be scientifically and economically defensible, employing implementation strategies that project an necessary improvements at the lowest cost.

OPPOSES oil and gas exploration, including seismic testing and drilling, off the coast of Hampton Roads.

OPPOSES legislative action that would impose additional Solid Waste Disposal or “tipping” fees.

SUPPORTS legislation that increases the authority of localities to regulate the siting or development of solar energy facilities.

SUPPORTS enhancement of local tax authority over solar energy facilities. SUPPORTS uniform taxation standards that reduce tax exemptions afforded to solar photovoltaic projects.

SUPPORTS reenactment of legislation that provides localities the ability to exceed general requirements in its tree replacement and conservation ordinances in specific circumstances, including development that impacts stormwater permit requirements, recurrent flooding, formerly redlined areas, and comprehensive plan compliance.

SUPPORTS legislative initiatives that promote and increase the use of wind as a renewable energy source and as an economic development initiatives. SUPPORTS HRPDC requesting $30M for an Offshore Wind Economic Development Fund.

See the full document athttps://www.cityofchesapeake.net/Assets/supporting_docs/actions_council/2021/11-09-21/CM-5.pdf

The City Council approved its list of Legislative Priorities - the City wish list for the General Assembly - at last night's meeting. The priorities address a number of environmentally related issues:

SUPPORTS legislative action to allow City of Chesapeake to establish testing requirements for groundwater wells to ensure that such wells are compliant with existing federal and state drinking water quality standards, and require that such testing be done prior to the issuance of building permits to construct the well.

SUPPORTS efforts to establish a dedicated funding source for open space conservation, to include agricultural land.

SUPPORTS request to create a Commonwealth Flooding Board to be an oversight body to coordinate flood mitigation efforts at the State level, addressing flood mitigation and coordination among state agencies and regions, approving prioritized list of projects funded by Community Flood Preparedness Fund, approving prioritized list of proposed investigations to be conducted by US Army Corps of Engineers, overseeing implementation and updating of Coastal Resiliency Master Plan, and evaluating alignment of state programs and associated grants and loans with flood mitigation objectives.

SUPPORTS expansion of non-point source nutrient (pollution) trading options throughout the Southern Rivers Watershed.

OPPOSES additional restrictions on non-point source nutrient trading with the Southern Rivers Watershed which became effective 1/1/2021.

OPPOSES legislation which would restrict or limit nutrient and sediment trading between sectors currently allowed, including between MS4 (Stormwater), Wastewater, and Agriculture. In order to meet the goals set out in the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (pollution reduction requirements), localities need all available cost-effective options as well as regulatory certainty for planning and funding.

SUPPORTS fully capitalizing the Water Quality Improvement Fund and providing the necessary appropriations for local government water quality improvement projects. In addition, any changes to state’s wastewater mandates imposed on the City and other localities must be scientifically and economically defensible, employing implementation strategies that project an necessary improvements at the lowest cost.

OPPOSES oil and gas exploration, including seismic testing and drilling, off the coast of Hampton Roads.

OPPOSES legislative action that would impose additional Solid Waste Disposal or “tipping” fees.

SUPPORTS legislation that increases the authority of localities to regulate the siting or development of solar energy facilities.

SUPPORTS enhancement of local tax authority over solar energy facilities. SUPPORTS uniform taxation standards that reduce tax exemptions afforded to solar photovoltaic projects.

SUPPORTS reenactment of legislation that provides localities the ability to exceed general requirements in its tree replacement and conservation ordinances in specific circumstances, including development that impacts stormwater permit requirements, recurrent flooding, formerly redlined areas, and comprehensive plan compliance.

SUPPORTS legislative initiatives that promote and increase the use of wind as a renewable energy source and as an economic development initiatives. SUPPORTS HRPDC requesting $30M for an Offshore Wind Economic Development Fund.

See the full document athttps://www.cityofchesapeake.net/Assets/supporting_docs/actions_council/2021/11-09-21/CM-5.pdf

Green Star Teachers Recognition ProgramDo you know a gold-star—we mean—green-star teacher who helps students understand ...
11/09/2021

Green Star Teachers Recognition Program

Do you know a gold-star—we mean—green-star teacher who helps students understand and respect our environment? An educator who shines a light on a cleaner, greener way to live on our planet? Nominate that person as a “Green Star Teacher” and show them how much you appreciate what they do!

The application deadline is December 15th. For more information and to submit nominations, visit: www.askHRgreen.org/greenstars

A decade of educational outreach...
The Green Star Teachers program coincides with askHRgreen.org’s 10th anniversary year. Groundbreaking when the website launched in July of 2011, the initiative provided a central resource where residents could learn about recycling, smart water use and how to keep local waterways clean. In developing complementary outreach programs, askHRgreen.org organizers knew reaching students would be a key charge. Over the past decade, the group’s Environmental Education Mini-Grant Program has funded over 220 green-themed projects, with more on the way. The program provides up to $500 for projects that are specifically tied to suggested environmental topics. Hampton Roads K-12 school teachers, youth leaders and other organizations working with youth are eligible to apply. Since 2011, the grant program has provided over $95,000 in support of local youth initiatives.

On the City Council Agenda for Tuesday, November 16, a Public Hearing to a proposal to implement a solid waste and recyc...
11/08/2021

On the City Council Agenda for Tuesday, November 16, a Public Hearing to a proposal to implement a solid waste and recycling fee of up to $27 per month on each address served by city waste collection.

On the City Council Agenda for Tuesday, November 16, a Public Hearing to a proposal to implement a solid waste and recycling fee of up to $27 per month on each address served by city waste collection.

11/07/2021
Chesapeake Recycles Day returns today, Saturday, November 6 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the TCC Chesapeake Campus, 1428 Ce...
11/06/2021

Chesapeake Recycles Day returns today, Saturday, November 6 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the TCC Chesapeake Campus, 1428 Cedar Road, Chesapeake VA 23322.

At this event Goodwill will accept electronics whether or
not they work. They use the Dell Reconnect Program to properly
destroy any data or personal information that might be on the electronics you donate. They’ll also take any clothing or homewares that you would normally drop off at one of their stores.

SPSA takes household hazardous waste such as paints, automotive liquids, lawn chemicals, insect repellants, and many other hazardous materials. You can find a complete list of accepted items at SPSA.com. You are limited to five liquid gallons and 75 pounds of solid waste per visit.

Shred-It accepts sensitive documents for shredding. Shredding will NOT be done on-site. A document can be considered sensitive when it contains personal information such as account numbers, social security numbers, health information, etc. You are limited to three copy paper boxes or paper grocery bags and they must contain paper only.

What is NOT accepted?
- Plastic Bags (please recycle at a local store)
- Tires
- Tube TVs (flat screens are accepted)
- Business items (personal only - items brought in a business-labeled vehicle cannot be accepted)
- For shredding, no magazines, books, CDs, disks, or any non-sensitive documents (junk mail, blank envelopes, etc).

Learn more at https://www.cityofchesapeake.net/government/city-departments/departments/public-works-department/wastemanagement-recycling/chesapeake-recycles-day.htm

Chesapeake Recycles Day returns today, Saturday, November 6 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the TCC Chesapeake Campus, 1428 Cedar Road, Chesapeake VA 23322.

At this event Goodwill will accept electronics whether or
not they work. They use the Dell Reconnect Program to properly
destroy any data or personal information that might be on the electronics you donate. They’ll also take any clothing or homewares that you would normally drop off at one of their stores.

SPSA takes household hazardous waste such as paints, automotive liquids, lawn chemicals, insect repellants, and many other hazardous materials. You can find a complete list of accepted items at SPSA.com. You are limited to five liquid gallons and 75 pounds of solid waste per visit.

Shred-It accepts sensitive documents for shredding. Shredding will NOT be done on-site. A document can be considered sensitive when it contains personal information such as account numbers, social security numbers, health information, etc. You are limited to three copy paper boxes or paper grocery bags and they must contain paper only.

What is NOT accepted?
- Plastic Bags (please recycle at a local store)
- Tires
- Tube TVs (flat screens are accepted)
- Business items (personal only - items brought in a business-labeled vehicle cannot be accepted)
- For shredding, no magazines, books, CDs, disks, or any non-sensitive documents (junk mail, blank envelopes, etc).

Learn more at https://www.cityofchesapeake.net/government/city-departments/departments/public-works-department/wastemanagement-recycling/chesapeake-recycles-day.htm

Address

1224 Progressive Dr
Chesapeake, VA
23320

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Chesapeake Environmental Improvement Council - CEIC posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to Chesapeake Environmental Improvement Council - CEIC:

Videos

Nearby government services


Other Government Organizations in Chesapeake

Show All

Comments

I spent 2 days and over 7 hours cleaning up my neighborhood area in Chesapeake. Day 1 last week was all trash on Burns St including Burn CT, David CT, and Harford CT filling 2 giant yard bags. Day 2 Started at Burns St going all the way down Campostella Rd until Military Highway totalling 4 giant yard bags. I hope everyone enjoys the hard work. :)
I spent 2 days and over 7 hours cleaning up my neighborhood area in Chesapeake. Day 1 last week was all trash on Burns St including Burn CT, David CT, and Harford CT filling 2 giant yard bags. Day 2 Started at Burns St going all the way down Campostella Rd until Military Highway totalling 4 giant yard bags. I hope everyone enjoys the hard work. :)
Please don't let this happen to our Chesapeake Bay oyster. Its just a 75 second video showing where New York harbors oyster got completely decimated. Our oysters do so much good for the bay. That's why i Bay B Beautiful do what I do to help with the Oyster Recovery Partnership reseed them and return them to the Chesapeake Bay. https://www.facebook.com/BayBBeautiful/videos/937084503294323/
Does anybody here know if Chesapeake waste management sells compost or if they even have a compost facility?
Sharing my friends post: “YALL!! These amazing kids identified a problem (toxic runoff that damages the bay) and have developed a kit that you can buy that is a real and practical solution to the problem. Is called the Bay Saver Garden Kit. You can buy yours at White’s nursery in Chesapeake And when you purchase one, you are having send them to the National LEGO League Championships!!” (You can also read more about how they developed it on their kickstarter page. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1154736739/baysavers-buffer-garden-kit )
Enjoyed the meeting and Christmas Luncheon with my fellow CEIC council members on Wed. Joel Rubin shared some interesting information regarding recycling.