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

GEC Outreach Educational Series

The Glendale Environmental Coalition is pleased to partner with the Sierra Club, Verdugo Hills Chapter, to bring you a free four-part educational series to help our community find environmentally-sound solutions for different aspects of both yard care and managing resources. Topics will include composting and organic waste management, strategizing your landscaping choices to resist wildfire, utilizing grey water systems to water your yard, and techniques for eco-friendly landscaping and yard maintenance.

Latest News
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GEC Updates & Glendale Environmental News

Glendale Clean Energy Programs Update – July, 2021

The July Memo Update on Glendale’s Clean Energy Programs is out! Read on to see how the various projects are progressing.

Many Sustainability Projects Funded in Glendale’s FY21-22 Budget

These projects will benefit the entire Glendale Community and leave the City of Glendale in a better position to both mitigate the effects of climate change and reduce our impacts.

Measure S Proposed Budget Incorporates Sustainability Projects

Measure S Budget Study Session outcomes include the inclusion of several sustainability related projects.

GWP Launches New Peak Savings Program for Residents & Businesses

The Peak Savings program is a demand response program for residential and commercial customers. By reducing electric demand, you reduce GWP’s need to potentially use additional non-renewable energy resources to provide power to its customers.

Going Electric at Eight Glendale Parks & Properties

Congratulations to Glendale’s Parks Department for the certification of eight of our parks to Certified Green Zones! Learn about programs that can help you make the switch from gas to electric landscape equipment too!

Take the Verdugo Wash Visioning Survey

The City of Glendale has launched a website to promote the Verdugo Wash Project and collect feedback for the Verdugo Wash Visioning study. We hope that GEC members will explore the website to learn a bit more about this exciting project and then TAKE THE SURVEY to offer your input!

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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 Recap – July 20, 2021

Glendale City Council votes unanimously to move forward with Glendale joining the Race to Zero campaign. Council members raise various subjects including increasing EV charging in Glendale, potential city support for a state-wide ban on gas-powered landscaping equipment, and a potential ordinance to prevent excessive light pollution.

City Council Watch – July 27, 2021

This week at City Council: Adoption of Ordinance establishing an exclusive 4-zone, franchise system for solid waste collection services of commercial establishments and applicable multi-family establishments. Also, contracts discussion, including resolution establishing franchise zones and franchise fee amounts.

City Council Watch – July 20, 2021

This week at City Council: Introduction of 4K to 12K feeder replacement (GWP); Pipeline Management RFP (GWP); Motion recommending the City Pledge to participate in the Race to Zero

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!

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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