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GEC Updates & Glendale Environmental News

GEC Endorsed Candidates on Environmental Issues in Glendale

In order to select our endorsements, Glendale Environmental Coalition's endorsement committee requested each candidate complete a survey of questions focused on sustainability issues in Glendale. Here are the responses by the three candidates endorsed by GEC: Dan Brotman, Paula Devine and Ardy Kassakhian. 1. What is your position on whether Glendale should install new gas-generating capacity at the Grayson Power…

Verdugo Wash Project Update

PROJECT UPDATE: Committee and partners plan to meet with Glendale City staff shortly to set a timeline to go before City Council to request authorization of a feasibility study. We will be reaching out to GEC members to participate in encouraging Council to support this effort through a rally, speaking at city council, emails, etc. READY TO SUPPORT NOW? Sign…

GEC Welcomes “Kiss the Ground”

SAVE THE DATE! Our next GEC General Meeting is Sunday, January 19th in Downtown, Glendale (more info on our calendar) GEC welcomes our special guest, Jessica Handy of KISS THE GROUND, who will talk about regenerative soil techniques (basics of how soil works and agricultural practices, day-to-day ways that people can participate in carbon sequestration, things that can be done…

GEC Endorses Dan Brotman, Two Other Candidates for Glendale City Council 

The Glendale Environmental Coalition (GEC) is a grassroots organization that was founded to advocate for a future built on renewable energy, energy efficiency, and energy storage, and against the “business as usual” approach that called for a half-billion-dollar expansion of the Grayson Power Plant. Our successful campaign halted Glendale’s plan to invest in what would have been the last new…

Glendale Joins Eland Solar & Battery Project

GEC congratulates the City of Glendale on joining the ELAND Solar & Battery Project! With 25 MW of new solar power and 18.75 MW of battery storage, this is exactly the kind of initiative that our organization hoped our city would adopt in lieu of new gas at Grayson. The Eland Project is one piece of the clean energy puzzle,…

GEC Thanks FOOD FORWARD

GEC thanks FOOD FORWARD for attending our December General Meeting and educating us on their programs to prevent perfectly edible food from being landfilled. This excellent organization has now officially recovered and distributed 75 million pounds of produce to people in need! You can participate by collecting food donations at farmers markets, as a “picker” of fruit trees and/or donate your…

“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

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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Glendale Environmental Coalition

The GEC has prioritized getting environmental champions on Glendale City Council this election. We have vetted the various candidates running for Glendale City Council and Dan Brotman, co-founder of our organization, has overwhelmingly been endorsed by GEC. As a member of our group, please take a few moments to help support his campaign, Dan Brotman for Glendale City Council:

- Post his campaign video to your social media, such as Facebook, NextDoor, and Instagram: Vote for Dan Brotman for Glendale City Council Feb 22 - March 3

- Sign up to volunteer: danforglendale.com/volunteer/

- Donate: secure.actblue.com/donate/danforglendale

When posting to social media, tell your own story of why you support the GEC and how you know Dan.

Elections sites have already opened and will remain open until 3/3. Let's win this on March 3 to ensure a Greener Glendale!!!
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Glendale Environmental Coalition Endorses Dan Brotman, Two Other Candidates for Glendale City Council

The Glendale Environmental Coalition (GEC) is a grassroots organization that was founded to advocate for a future built on renewable energy, energy efficiency, and energy storage, and against the “business as usual” approach that called for a half-billion-dollar expansion of the Grayson Power Plant. Our successful campaign halted Glendale’s plan to invest in what would have been the last new gas plant project in California, and will result in reduced costs and increased energy reliability. GEC’s mission has expanded to fostering a sustainable environment for all.

Glendale, like all cities, is facing multiple environmental challenges and therefore needs elected officials who understand the need to craft energy, development, transportation, housing, and solid-waste policies that will protect our air, land, and water in a fiscally responsible manner.

GEC invited all candidates for Glendale City Council to respond to a questionnaire reflecting GEC’s concerns about environmental and climate issues relevant to the City of Glendale. Based on the results, GEC is endorsing three candidates for Glendale City Council.

GEC endorses Dan Brotman, GEC’s co-founder, a GCC professor, economist, and activist, for Glendale City Council. As a direct result of Dan's initiative and the collaborations he pursued, the City has shifted course on its energy future. GEC knows that Dan will continue to prioritize the environment, work to create long-term sustainability processes, and ensure follow-through and implementation.

GEC also endorses candidates Paula Devine because of her vote to pause the Grayson repowering process and her understanding of current environmental issues, and Ardy Kassakhian for his recommendations for environmental action.

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This press release was not authorized by any candidate or a candidate-controlled committee.

GEC is dedicated to informing and educating the community. We invite you to join us. Please visit gec.eco for more information.
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GLENDALE ENVIRONMENTAL COALITION
In The News

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
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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