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GWP Launches Off-Peak EV Charging Rebate Program

If you own an EV (or EVs), consider signing up for GWP’s new Off-Peak EV Charging Rebate program! Help Glendale shave peak loads and avoid investments in gas. Charge from 9pm-12noon weekdays (all day on weekends) and receive $8/monthly as an incentive!

Celebrating the new Monarch Butterfly Waystation at Adams Mini Park!

Celebrate the Monarch Butterfly Waystation in the Adams Square Mini Park this Sunday! Learn how you can attract and support Monarch Butterflies in your own yard!

ACTION ALERT! Advocate for Real Grass Sports Fields Not Plastic Grass – June 28

Help us advocate for Natural Grass vs. Plastic Grass for 5 Glendale sports fields (7 acres) at Glendale City Council on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 6pm

Artificial Turf Returns to Joint Commission Meeting

Sustainability and Parks Commissioners will hear a “triple bottom line” Life Cycle Analysis from Citadel EHS, which was commissioned by the City of Glendale after the Parks Commission voted 3 to 2 in favor of natural grass alternatives for Glendale sports fields in 2021.

GEC Endorses Councilmember Dan Brotman and Elen Asatryan in the 2022 Glendale City Council Election

Learn more about these two strong environmental advocates.

Glendale’s NEW Curbside Organics Recycling Program 101

The City of Glendale’s Organics Recycling Program has officially begun! Read our post to learn more, get some questions answered and consider the various other ways you can most sustainably manage your organic waste.

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“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 Watch – August 9, 2022

This week at City Council: Final Report and Recommendations of the Glendale Blue Ribbon Pension Review Committee (2 PM); Glendale Water & Power (GWP) Energy Risk Management Policy and Trading Authority Policy (6 PM)

Commission Watch – Sustainability Commission – August 4, 2022

This week at the Sustainability Commission: Introduction of 2 Student Ex Officio Members, Motion to recommend the adoption of an Environmentally Preferred Purchasing Policy

City Council Watch – July 12, 2022

This week at City Council: Vision Zero Introduction and Update; Swearing In Ceremony for newly elected Glendale officials

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Summer Educational Series
GEC Outreach invites you to 4 Unique Workshops this Summer

GEC Outreach Educational Series: Transform Your Yard to a Residential Green Zone

Learn about the health and environmental dangers of gas-powered maintenance equipment, how to find a list of green landscapers or transition your landscapers away from gas to electric maintenance equipment, how to find rebates for transitioning to electric powered equipment, and more from American Green Zone Alliance.

GEC Educational Series: 4 Approaches to Composting, Which Works Best for You?!

In this webinar, recorded June, 27, 2021, guest speakers from City of Glendale Integrated Waste, along with GEC Moderator and Vermicomposter Monica Campagna, talk about ways to manage organic waste, whether you live in an apartment, condo, or house.

GEC Educational Series: Landscaping for Wildfire Prevention & Home Hardening

In this webinar, recorded July 14, 2021, Guest Speaker Jeff Ragusa, Battalion Chief/Fire Marshal for the City of Glendale discusses vegetation management and how to better protect your home and property from wildfires.

GEC Educational Series: Go Green With Greywater

In this webinar, recorded August 1, 2021, Guest speaker Laura Allen of Greywater Action speaks about simple, affordable, and popular home greywater systems and how you can install one in your own yard.

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“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