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Reasons to Oppose the Scholl Biogas Plant

Glendale wants to build a gas-burning polluting power plant on the Scholl Canyon Landfill. Click through to read about problems with this project.

Workshop on Proposed New Building Electrification Ordinances

This online workshop will review the proposed building ordinances and provide interactive sessions for attendees to share their suggestions, provide feedback, and ask any questions.

K-12 Dishwasher Grant Bill Headed to Governor’s Desk!

Portantino Dishwasher Bill Inspired by the Glendale Environmental Coalition Headed to the Governor’s Desk!

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!

Celebrating the new Monarch Butterfly Waystation at Adams Mini Park!

Celebrate the Monarch Butterfly Waystation in the Adams Square Mini Park this Sunday! Learn how you can attract and support Monarch Butterflies in your own yard!

ACTION ALERT! Advocate for Real Grass Sports Fields Not Plastic Grass – June 28

Help us advocate for Natural Grass vs. Plastic Grass for 5 Glendale sports fields (7 acres) at Glendale City Council on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 6pm

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City Council Watch – September 27, 2022

City Council has TWO sessions this Tuesday. 2 PM: PSA for the Climate Action Plan, Environmental Preferable Purchasing and 6 PM: Legislative updates from Senator Portantino, GWP Recycled water tank at Emerald Isle, Urban Forestry Grant Tree planting and maintenance, Drive through moratorium, Water reduction incentives

City Council Watch – September 20, 2022

City Council has TWO sessions this Tuesday. 2 pm: Fleet Electrification Study, Moratorium on New and Conversion of Existing Drive-through lanes and Al Fresco Dining in Private Parking Lots. 6 PM: GWP 2021 Power Source Disclosure, Grant to electrify the Beeline, Burbank Airport Vacancy and SCHOLL BIOGAS CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS

City Council Watch – September 13, 2022

City Council has THREE sessions this Tuesday. 1pm: Scholl Canyon Biogas Facility lawsuit (closed session.) 3 PM: Tropico Transit Oriented District, Hotel Moratorium, REACH CODES. 6 PM: New Commission Member Appointments, Beeline Transit annual Free Fare Days promotion, SCHOLL LANDFILL CLOSURE, Solid Waste Collection Rates (Cost of Service Analysis)

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This Tues 9/20/22, Glendale City Council will decide on the purchase of gas-burning engines for the proposed biogas plant at the Scholl Canyon Landfill.Although the installment of a biogas plant at Scholl Canyon would increase pollutants, increase fire risk, and would be an earthquake hazard in the areas of Glendale, Pasadena, and Eagle Rock, the City argues that the conversion of methane for energy would be a benefit to the City, despite the fact that the landfill is scheduled to close in a few years. Since the time the biogas project was considered last year, the City’s estimated cost for the project has almost doubled in price to over $70 million.It's imperative the community speak up at this crucial time and tell Glendale City Council to pause the Scholl Biogas Plant Project, do a cost analysis, do further research, and incentivize solar immediately.Ask Glendale City Council to invest money into a long term clean energy solution such as solar on city-owned buildings and the landfill as well as find ways to incentivize rooftop solar in Glendale, rather than invest in a polluting, high fire risk biogas plant which will bring depreciating energy productivity every year now that the landfill is scheduled to close in a few short years. ... See MoreSee Less
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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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