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Take the California Clean Air Pledge!

Clean Air Day is October 6, 2021, and the Glendale Environmental Coalition is joining more than 600 organizations asking members to take one or more actions that day to improve air quality. Join other GEC members and take the clean air pledge. It’s simple! You can walk or take public transit instead of drive, change your air filter, plant a tree, switch out gas-powered landscape equipment for electric, etc.

Glendale Clean Energy Programs Update – July/August, 2021

The July Memo Update on Glendale’s Clean Energy Programs is out! Read on to see how the various projects are progressing.

The Grayson Repowering Project is Back!

UPDATE—AUGUST, 2021 Heads Up! The Grayson Repowering Project is back, in different form (with 93 MW–101 MW of new or refurbished gas-burning equipment in GWP's preferred scenarios). Two years have passed without the city doing solicitations we've requested for additional clean energy projects to fulfill future needs. And now, in an urgent rush, the Partially Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report…

Glendale Clean Energy Programs Update – June, 2021

The June Memo Update on Glendale’s Clean Energy Programs is out! Read on to see how the various projects are progressing.

Many Sustainability Projects Funded in Glendale’s FY21-22 Budget

These projects will benefit the entire Glendale Community and leave the City of Glendale in a better position to both mitigate the effects of climate change and reduce our impacts.

Measure S Proposed Budget Incorporates Sustainability Projects

Measure S Budget Study Session outcomes include the inclusion of several sustainability related projects.

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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 – Scholl Biogas Facility – October 6, 2021

This week at the Planning Commission: Consideration of a resolution certifying the Final Environmental Impact Report for a 12 MW energy facility at the Scholl Canyon Landfill, that would utilize a mix of landfill methane and gas. Consideration of a Motion approving the Conditional Use Permit and Special Recreation Review

Commission Watch – October 7, 2021

This week at the Sustainability Commission: Equity & Climate Action Plan, GWP Green Power Programs, Legacy Trees Report, Earth Day 2022, Car Sharing Blue LA, Food Waste in Airports & Zero Waste Events

City Council Watch – October 5, 2021

This week at City Council – 2PM & 6PM Meetings: Density Bonus Incentives, Consideration of a Moratorium on Hotel Development in Downtown Glendale, Amendment to increase Stantec contract by $75,000 for Scholl Biogas CEQA Process

Summer Educational Series
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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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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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