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!
“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.”
City Council Watch – September 27, 2022
City Council has TWO sessions this Tuesday. 2 PM: PSA for the Climate Action Plan, Environmental Preferable Purchasing and 6 PM: Legislative updates from Senator Portantino, GWP Recycled water tank at Emerald Isle, Urban Forestry Grant Tree planting and maintenance, Drive through moratorium, Water reduction incentives
City Council has TWO sessions this Tuesday. 2 pm: Fleet Electrification Study, Moratorium on New and Conversion of Existing Drive-through lanes and Al Fresco Dining in Private Parking Lots. 6 PM: GWP 2021 Power Source Disclosure, Grant to electrify the Beeline, Burbank Airport Vacancy and SCHOLL BIOGAS CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS
City Council has THREE sessions this Tuesday. 1pm: Scholl Canyon Biogas Facility lawsuit (closed session.) 3 PM: Tropico Transit Oriented District, Hotel Moratorium, REACH CODES. 6 PM: New Commission Member Appointments, Beeline Transit annual Free Fare Days promotion, SCHOLL LANDFILL CLOSURE, Solid Waste Collection Rates (Cost of Service Analysis)
Small victory for safety & respect for our communities: Opponents of a new gas plant at the #SchollCanyon dump site — adjacent to L.A. but controlled by #Glendale — raised a series of fire-related, health, pollution, clean-energy, & cost concerns at the Glendale City Council meeting Tues., Sept. 20. Critics outnumbered promoters of the project 33-2 in public testimony. In the end, a majority of Council members heeded the warning signs of a hasty approval & voted 3-1 (with 1 abstention) to hold off on contracts until Jan. 2023 for a new plant & use the #pause to assess alternatives & gather more community input. One week after the major win by our entire coalition to close the dump by 2025, #EAPD is grateful for the advocacy of coalition partners Glendale Environmental Coalition, TERA - The Eagle Rock Association, Sunrise Movement Los Angeles, Glenoaks Canyon Homeowners Association (GOCHA), Communities United to Stop Scholl Dump Expansion, & Coalition for Scholl Landfill Alternatives (CSLA) along with others who helped achieve this hard-won reprieve. Let’s make the most of it. How would YOU like to adapt the dump site at Scholl Canyon? ... See MoreSee Less
CITY COUNCIL WATCHEco Items on the Agenda for Tuesday, September 20.This is a very busy Tuesday! City Council has TWO sessions tomorrow.2 PM: Fleet Electrification Study, Moratorium on New and Conversion of Existing Drive-through lanes and Al Fresco Dining in Private Parking Lots.6 PM: GWP 2021 Power Source Disclosure, Grant to electrify the Beeline, Burbank Airport Commission vacancy and SCHOLL BIOGAS CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS.READ all the details, find links to reports and learn how to advocate, in our post: gec.eco/city-council-watch-september-20-2022/... See MoreSee Less
This Tues 9/20/22, Glendale City Council will decide on the purchase of gas-burning engines for the proposed biogas plant at the Scholl Canyon Landfill.Although the installment of a biogas plant at Scholl Canyon would increase pollutants, increase fire risk, and would be an earthquake hazard in the areas of Glendale, Pasadena, and Eagle Rock, the City argues that the conversion of methane for energy would be a benefit to the City, despite the fact that the landfill is scheduled to close in a few years. Since the time the biogas project was considered last year, the City’s estimated cost for the project has almost doubled in price to over $70 million.It's imperative the community speak up at this crucial time and tell Glendale City Council to pause the Scholl Biogas Plant Project, do a cost analysis, do further research, and incentivize solar immediately.Ask Glendale City Council to invest money into a long term clean energy solution such as solar on city-owned buildings and the landfill as well as find ways to incentivize rooftop solar in Glendale, rather than invest in a polluting, high fire risk biogas plant which will bring depreciating energy productivity every year now that the landfill is scheduled to close in a few short years. ... See MoreSee Less
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.
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.
“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