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Support the Plastic Waste Reduction Ordinance!

Tuesday, January 31, 2023 @ 6PM Glendale City Council will vote to adopt the Plastic Waste Reduction Ordinance, which we consider to be an excellent collection of the best practices from around the state that will help us to finally combat the scourge of plastic pollution in our city.

Point-of-sale vouchers now available to purchase discounted zero-emission landscaping equipment

Spread the word! Small businesses and sole proprietors can purchase discounted zero-emission lawn mowers, blowers and more through funding from the CARB’s Clean Off-Road Equipment (CORE). There are $27 million of voucher funds available, but funding will go fast.

SB 1255 Letter to Supporters

SB 1255 (Portantino), which would have offered grants to K-12 Schools to purchase and install dishwashers to reduce waste and waste related costs, was vetoed by Governor Newsom, but hope lives on!

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!

Native Milkweed & Monarchs 101 + Celebrating the 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!

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 – January 31, 2023

City Council 6 PM: Adoption of City-wide Plastic Waste Reduction Regulations Ordinance

City Council Watch – January 24, 2023

City Council 6 PM: Scholl Canyon Biogas Facility; Grant for SolarAPP+ Automated Permitting

City Council Watch – January 17, 2023

City Council 6 PM at Griffith Manor Park (Riverside Rancho): Glendale Narrows Riverwalk and Community Services & Parks Programs, Garden Bridge Project, Residential Horse Manure Collection Program, Verdugo Wash Project, Housing Element

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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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“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