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Spread the Word! Electric Tool Demo & Discount Voucher Info Event
The City of Glendale’s Office of Sustainability, in collaboration with American Green Zone Alliance, will present a free event from 8 am to 12 pm on Thursday, February 23 behind Glendale City Hall, for independent gardeners and landscape companies to learn about the new CORE voucher incentives to buy electric landscaping equipment and test out equipment!
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.
SB 1255 Letter to Supporters
SB 1255 (Portantino), which would have offered grants to K-12 Schools to purchase and install dishwashers to reduce waste and waste related costs, was vetoed by Governor Newsom, but hope lives on!
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!
Glendale’s NEW Curbside Organics Recycling Program 101
The City of Glendale’s Organics Recycling Program has officially begun! Read our post to learn more, get some questions answered and consider the various other ways you can most sustainably manage your organic waste.
“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.”
City Council Watch – March 7, 2023
City Council has TWO sessions this Tuesday. 2 PM: Dog Park at Parking Lot 11; 6 PM: Community Beautification Project, Fremont Park, Solar PV at 8 City-owned Sites
Commission Watch – GWP Commission – March 6, 2023
This week at the GWP Commission: Public Benefits Program presentation, Energy Briefing presentation
City Council Watch – February 28, 2023
City Council 6 PM: SCAQMD Air Quality Update; Potential Ban On The Use of Gas-Powered Landscaping Equipment or Two-Stroke Gas Engines
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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.