This year, Cope Environmental Center is thankful for sustainable alternative energy. Is your family frying turkey this holiday? Give your used oil to Cope Environmental Center – we’ll recycle it for you! CEC trucks, tractors, and lawnmowers run on biodiesel, an alternative energy source made primarily from vegetable oil. Drop off your old oil in a sealed container on the front steps of the CEC maintenance building any time from Thanksgiving Day to December 31st, and make sure not a single drop goes to waste!
Twenty years ago, Jim and Helen Cope partnered with their friend, Francis Parks, to found the Cope Environmental Center. Despite many changes over the years, their mission then remains CEC’s mission today: to promote the sustainable use of the earth’s resources through education, demonstration and research. CEC works with children, school groups, communities, businesses and individuals teaching environmental stewardship and sustainability.