We are the Glendale Environmental Coalition, a grassroots organization dedicated to making Glendale, California, a model of environmental and climate stewardship and to fostering a sustainable environment for all. YOU FOUND US!
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Together we can CHAMPION CLEAN ENERGY POLICY in Glendale YOU can be part of the SOLUTION by joining the Virtual Power Plant FIND OUT HOW Together We Can Advocate for
Sustainability
Going Solar—Living & Driving Electric—Diverting Organic Waste from Landfilling—Composting—Supporting Public Transit—Banning Styrofoam—Reducing Plastic Generation & Use—Recycling Right—Reducing Food Waste—Planting Native—Building the Soil—Planting Trees—Cleaning Up Our Parks & Rivers—Practicing the 5 R's: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle

Latest News
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GEC Updates & Glendale Environmental News

Recording Now Available for GEC’s Panel Discussion, Environmental Racism and Climate Justice in Glendale

If you weren’t able to watch the panel live, you can now view it here.

Glendale’s Green Business Certification Program

The city provides a free environmental audit in the areas of energy, water, pollution prevention, solid waste disposal and transportation and followup coaching to help businesses become more sustainable, efficient and profitable.

3 Local Clean Energy Projects Move Forward

Franklin Energy’s Residential and Commercial Demand Response program & Lime Energy’s Commercial Energy Efficiency Program move forward. Sunrun’s Virtual Power Plant moves into final negotiations and could be the largest single-family and multi-family residential Virtual Power Plant of its kind in the nation!

Statement of Support for the People of Artsakh and Armenia

The Glendale Environmental Coalition stands in solidarity with the people of Artsakh and Armenia, who wish to dwell in their ancestral homeland and live in peace with the peoples around them.

GWP Joins Transportation Electrification Partnership

Glendale has joined the Transportation Electrification Partnership as part of the Advisory Group. The city will work with over 30 other members to achieve an additional 25 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution by the time Los Angeles welcomes the 2028 Olympics.

GEC Submits Scholl Biogas Project Draft EIR Comment Letter

GEC’s comment letter addresses the draft environmental report for the proposed 12 MW power-generating facility at the Scholl Canyon Landfill, highlighting GEC’s top concerns.

“Climate change is the single biggest thing that humans have ever done on this planet. The one thing that needs to be bigger is our movement to stop it.”

—Bill McKibben

City Council Recap – October 27, 2020

CITY COUNCIL RECAP October 27, 2020, 6PM EXCERPTS (Eco-related Items only) Full Agenda & Meeting Video  Presentations & Reports: Green Business Certification Program Report Integrated Waste Superintendent Etienne Ozorak, offered a brief report on the Green Business Certification Program emphasizing that this was a non-regulatory way for the City to help businesses reduce their water, energy and waste usage with a free…

City Council Watch – November 17, 2020

Glendale City Council Watch ECO-RELATED ITEMS ON THE AGENDA (Note: No council meeting on 11/10/20) Items on the agenda for 11/17/20: Item 1a in closed session re City Manager Item 1b in closed session re GWP Manager Item 4e (consent calendar item) refers to CalRecycle’s City Payment Program: New CalRecycle funds will be used for community outreach such as specialty…

Ways to Get Involved
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Projects, Solutions, Participation

Be Part of the Solution!
Join the Virtual Power Plant

A VIRTUAL POWER PLANT is a network of residential solar panels + high-capacity batteries that generates and stores excess clean energy to be accessed by Glendale’s power grid during peak energy needs.

This is a Clean Energy Solution for Glendale that not only helps our community avoid a polluting gas plant—but may also save you money!

Glendale Environmental Coalition wants to hear from YOU!

We want to know what most concerns our members.

Please take a moment to fill out this 3 question survey.
Do feel free to share with your friends and neighbors. #GlendaleEJ

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Glendale Students for Sustainability is having an email writing zoom meeting to encourage the City of Glendale reach 100% clean energy by 2030. The zoom meeting will be happening this Thurs 12/3 from 12-1pm at zoom.us/j/97335728040 and they're welcoming GEC members join them.

Last July Glendale City Council requested staff bring back a report on how a 2030 deadline for 100% clean energy might be met by the city and staff intends to bring the report to council in Dec. Thank you GSS for encouraging council and staff continue with their efforts!
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GEC SPOTLIGHT

The Glendale Environmental Coalition would like to acknowledge the organization’s membership...YOU! Since 2017, when GEC first began with a couple dozen residents, this organization has continued to increase in number. Here are just a few of the ways your participation has forged real change:

- the numerous protests our members came out for compelled city council to revert its plans to expand the Grayson Power Plant,

- the email drives and phone calls for clean energy our members have made to council moved the city towards clean energy plans such as the Virtual Power Plant,

- and your continued advocacy has moved our city to create a new sustainability officer position as well as a sustainability commission.

Without you, GEC would not have had the impact on city policy it’s had. Thank you for being part of the solution for a cleaner, healthier tomorrow for us all. Together we have a voice.

Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving!
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GLENDALE ENVIRONMENTAL COALITION
In The News

Glendale News Press Let's Go All In On Clean Energy

Letter to Editor: Let’s Go “All In” on Clean Economy – READ
Glendale News Press

Planetizen - Article - Grayson - Clean Energy

Repowered Southern California Natural Gas Power Plant Will Have Lots of Green – READ
Planetizen.com

Nearly 400 rally against burning fossil fuels in aging electricity plant in Glendale –  READ
Pasadena Star-News

Hundreds protest plan to continue burning fossil fuels at Glendale power plant – READ
Los Angeles Times

Commentary: The time has come to say ‘no’ to Grayson plan and ‘yes’ to renewable energy – READ
Los Angeles Times

State’s last gas-powered electric plant proposal pits Glendale utility against resident activists – READ
Los Angeles Daily News

Rally Precedes Council Meeting – READ
Crescenta Valley Weekly

Protests in Glendale Over the Grayson Power Plant Hold Lessons for NELA on Scholl Canyon – READ
Boulevard Sentinel

Concern Growing Over Glendale’s Air Quality – READ
Spectrum News1

Activists turn from protesting to collaborating, like Glendale Environmental Coalition and Grayson Power Plant plans – READ
Los Angeles Daily News

GEC in Action

Working for a Sustainable Glendale!
“Adults keep saying: ‘We owe it to the young people to give them hope.’ But I don’t want your hope. I don’t want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic. I want you to feel the fear I feel every day. And then I want you to act. I want you to act as you would in a crisis. I want you to act as if our house is on fire. Because it is.” —Greta Thunberg