We are the Glendale Environmental Coalition, a grassroots organization dedicated to making Glendale, California, a model of environmental and climate stewardship and to fostering a sustainable environment for all. YOU FOUND US!
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Together we can CHAMPION CLEAN ENERGY POLICY in Glendale YOU can be part of the SOLUTION by joining the Virtual Power Plant FIND OUT HOW Together We Can Advocate for
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

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GEC Updates & Glendale Environmental News

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.

Sustainability Commission Applications OPEN

The City of Glendale has announced the opening of the application period for the newly established Sustainability Commission. GEC advocated for this commission and is thrilled to see it coming to fruition! The application deadline is 12/31/2020

Recording Now Available for GEC’s Panel Discussion, Environmental Racism and Climate Justice in Glendale

If you weren’t able to watch the panel live, you can now view it here.

“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 26, 2021

(1) Council will consider a request to write a letter opposing the Griffith Park Tram project [UPDATE: Item postponed until Tuesday, Feb. 2], (2) Council will vote on Councilmember Agajanian’s nomination to the Sustainability Commission, Aleen Laura Khanjian, (3) Vote to adopt revisions to Recycling Ordinance

City Council Watch – January 19, 2021

(1) Council will vote on two proposed appointments to the newly formed Sustainability Commission: Alek Bartrosouf (Brotman nomination) and Jennifer Pinkerton (Devine nomination). (2) Council will consider a zone change to allow Backyard Beekeeping in residential areas.

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!

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We want to know what most concerns our members.

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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