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Diverting Organic Waste from Landfilling—Reducing Food Waste—Composting—Supporting Public Transit—Banning Styrofoam—Reducing Plastic Generation & Use—Planting Native Trees & Plants—Building the Soil—Cleaning Up Our Parks & Rivers—Practicing the 5 R's: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose, & Recycle Right—Building & Driving Electric—Going Solar

Latest News
GEC Updates & Glendale Environmental News

GEC Comment Letter RE: Ascend Analytics 100% Clean Energy by 2030 Study

GEC’s letter included three follow up asks: (1) motion to commit to achieving 100% clean energy by 2035; (2) annual updates assessing our progress toward 100% clean energy; (3) new RFPs for a commercial solar program and other local distributed energy resources

April 1st – Action Alert! “Beautiful Boulevard” three-zone proposal

Please help our neighbors in Eagle Rock by attending and supporting the community-generated “Beautiful Boulevard” three-zone proposal for the NoHo to Pasadena Transit Corridor with Metro refinements, Thursday, April 1, 5-7PM.

GEC stands in grief and solidarity with our Asian American and Pacific Islander Community

We call on all members of our community to speak and act in ways that promote unity, respect, fairness, equity, and opportunity for all people who call Glendale home, and to work to make our community safe and our environment sustainable for all.

Rep. Adam Schiff’s Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act passes in the House

This act would add more than 191,000 acres to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. GEC thanks Congressman Schiff for his determination to preserve and protect open space in Southern California for future generations!

Glendale Clean Energy Programs Update – March, 2021

Publicly shareable, periodic updates on Glendale Water & Power’s Clean Energy programs.

GEC Comment Letter in Support of Polystyrene & Single Use Plastic Ban for City Facilities/Events

GEC’s comment letter was quoted extensively at council. Council voted unanimously to move forward with drafting an ordinance.

“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 – April 6, 2021

This week at City Council: 3b Senator Portantino’s Legislative Update, CERT Program Overview and Future, Outgoing Mayor’s Comments, Selection of a New Mayor, New Mayor’s Comments, Single Use Plastics Ordinance in City Facilities, Direction on the future of the slow streets program

City Council Recap – March 30, 2021

Ascend Analytics’ 100% Clean Energy by 2030 analysis is well received, follow up action requested; Hazard Pay passes; The ordinance for a ban on polystyrene and single use plastics for city sponsored events and city facilities had its first reading and will come back for a vote; the city plans for 5 electric buses and accepts funding for charging infrastructure.

Ways to Get Involved
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!

Glendale Environmental Coalition wants to hear from YOU!

We want to know what most concerns our members.

Please take a moment to fill out this 3 question survey.
Do feel free to share with your friends and neighbors. #GlendaleEJ

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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

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