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

Latest News
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GEC Updates & Glendale Environmental News

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.

California has become an official Observer with the Convention on Biological Diversity

This means that California can contribute to the global discussion about protecting nature, which has important implications for human health as well as the planet. GEC is proud to support this effort.

GEC supports “Beautiful Boulevard” three-zone proposal

GEC submitted a comment letter urging Metro to move forward with Glendale’s street alignment, and Eagle Rock’s Beautiful Boulevard proposal.

Laura Friedman Appointed Chair of Transportation Committee

GEC congratulates Glendale’s State Assemblymember, Laura Friedman (43rd District), on her appointment as Chair of the State Assembly Transportation Committee by Speaker Anthony Rendon.

“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 – March 2, 2021

Study Session – Status of Mobility Projects and Programs; 3c Appointment of Board and Commission Member (Kassakhian, 2/16/21) Rondi Werner, Sustainability Commission; 8b Status of the Slow Streets Program and Future Direction of the Program; 8e Glendale Water and Power, re: Progress on Glendale’s Clean Energy Future; 10a Environmental Preferable Purchasing Report

City Council Recap – February 16, 2021

Council unanimously approved the letter from City of Glendale opposing the proposed Griffith Park Tram. Mr. Najarian’s nomination to the Sustainability Commission, Haig Kartounian, was unanimously approved. Mr. Kassakhian nominated Rondi Werner to the Sustainability Commission (final nomination for this commission. If approved, the commission can begin to meet.)

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!

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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SPRING CLEANING IS AROUND THE CORNER - WHERE BEST TO DONATE?It’s that time of year where we clear out our closets and give away all of our unwanted clothes. But there are lots of choices how to give them away. We’ve attached a link below with some background on donating clothes and where they really end up. Unfortunately, many old clothes we imagine are getting passed to new hands actually end up filling our landfills or getting incinerated and polluting our air. Of course, if you know anyone personally that could use the clothes, that would be best. You know it’s going to a good place. Or if you know a community of houseless people or shelter, this is another great direct donation solution. Read the article in the link below and let us know what you think. In this world of excess, we can grow our recycling culture to bring us closer to a future with no waste!www.greenamerica.org/unraveling-fashion-industry/what-really-happens-unwanted-clothes ... See MoreSee Less
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GLENDALE ENVIRONMENTAL COALITION
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