VOTING HAS BEGUN!

GEC is pleased to announce its endorsement of Councilmember Dan Brotman and Elen Asatryan for Glendale City Council in 2022.

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GEC Updates & Glendale Environmental News

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.

GEC Co-Sponsors SB 1255 (Portantino)

GEC is proud to have helped initiate and to co-sponsor Senator Portantino’s SB 1255: Grant Funding for Dishwashers for K-12 Schools and Community Colleges, to reduce single-use waste and related costs

City Council pauses gas plant project after public calls for clean energy

The Glendale City Council voted unanimously on March 1, 2022, to revise its prior 3-2 vote from February 15, when it approved a $260 million purchase of gas generation equipment. The new vote defers the decision on purchasing the gas equipment until the end of 2022 so that clean energy and other alternatives can be explored.

Urgent Public Message

Council will consider Councilmember Brotman’s motion at their next meeting, March 1. This is our LAST CHANCE to insist that Glendale commit to a clean energy agenda starting now.

Cost of Service Analysis & Grayson Repowering

Glenoaks Canyon Homeowners Association Landfill Committee Chair  / GEC member Jackie Gish sent the following email on February 16, 2022, to City Council members about Glendale Water and Power’s 2022 Electric Cost of Service Analysis (COSA).

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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 – May 24, 2022

This week at City Council: Flashing beacons (Pedestrian Plan component), Transformative Climate Communities Grant Program, Public Works Purchase of Electric Street Sweeper, Tweaks/Minor Amendments to Downtown Specific Plan

City Council Watch – Budget Sessions

FY 2022-23 Budget Study Sessions – Recording and Upcoming Session Information

City Council Watch – April 19, 2022

This week at City Council: Battery Backup for traffic signals throughout Glendale, Electric Bus Charging Infrastructure grant funding

Ways to Be Part of the Solution
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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 will not only help our community avoid a polluting gas plant—but wlll outfit you with a backup battery for emergency use and provide you a monthly bill credit!

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THANK YOU to all who came out to join other GEC members for the 2nd Annual MLK Peace Walk!This weekend, many in the community and GEC members participated in Glendale’s Peace Walk. It brought people from all walks of life together to continue Dr. Martin Luther King’s work of justice, celebrate how far we have come, and rededicate ourselves to work left to do.After moving words of context regarding racism in Glendale's past, acknowledgment of progress, and highlights of the work yet to be done, we were motivated by a student drumline crew as we picked up several bags of litter following the (swiftly moving) MLK PEACE MARCH. GEC members were proud to join in solidarity with the event's message of INCLUSIVITY AND PEACE for ALL Glendalians! ... See MoreSee Less
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Summer Educational Series
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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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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