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GEC Queries State, County Candidates in the March 5, 2024 Election

The Glendale Environmental Coalition issued a set of questions to candidates for
Assembly Districts 44 and 52, State Senate District 25, and L.A. County Board of Supervisors District 5.

GEC Endorses Councilmember Ardy Kassakhian and Karen Kwak in the 2024 Glendale City Council Election

Glendale Environmental Coalition is pleased to announce its endorsed candidates for Glendale City Council in the March 5, 2024 election: Ardy Kassakhian and Karen Kwak.

$15 Million to Reduce Single-Use Plastic Waste in K-12 Schools Approved for CA State Budget!

Glendale Environmental Coalition Celebrates New Funding for K-12 California Schools to Purchase and Install Dishwashers to Reduce Waste

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.

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!

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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

Commission Watch – Sustainability Commission – June 17, 2024

This week at the Sustainability Commission: Climate Action and Adaptation Plan Draft Measures and Actions; Building Electrification Update; Report on Environmental Purchasing Policy

City Council Watch -January 30, 2024

City Council, 6 PM: Wildlife/Coyote Management Plan; PSA for Update of Fleet Electrification Plan; Introduction of Ordinance for Public and Private Indigenous Tree Protections

City Council Watch -January 9, 2024

City Council, 6 PM: Approval of Electric Revenue Bonds, Waste Ordinance update, Adjustments to Introduction of Ordinance for Public and Private Indigenous Tree Protections, Project update – Bicycle Transportation Plan

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Join our office and Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy (AFC) through a tour of Sycamore Canyon Preserve! 🌻AFC’s land manager, Tim Martinez, will lead the hike! 🎊The beginner hike is open to all ages! Sign up by going to GlendaleCA.org/EarthDay or the link in our bio! #GuidedHike #EarthMonth #EarthEvent #Hike #MyGlendale #GlendaleCA ... See MoreSee Less
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Rancho folks, head on over to Franklin Elementary to give your input...this Thursday!Let’s Make Victory Boulevard Safer for Everyone! The City is seeking input on the Victory Boulevard Complete Streets Project. Join us for a community meeting to share your input on transportation improvements on Victory Boulevard. 🚴‍️ Thursday, April 18th, 6:00 – 8:30PMBenjamin Franklin Elementary SchoolVisit VictoryBlvdCompleteStreets.com for more info. #Glendale #MyGlendale #LosAngeles ... See MoreSee Less
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Let’s Make Victory Boulevard Safer for Everyone! The City is seeking input on the Victory Boulevard Complete Streets Project. Join us for a community meeting to share your input on transportation improvements on Victory Boulevard. 🚴‍️ Thursday, April 18th, 6:00 – 8:30PMBenjamin Franklin Elementary SchoolVisit VictoryBlvdCompleteStreets.com for more info. #Glendale #MyGlendale #LosAngeles ... See MoreSee Less
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Summer Educational Series
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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