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Diverting Organic Waste from Landfilling—Reducing Food Waste—Composting—Supporting Public Transit—Banning Styrofoam—Reducing Plastic Generation & Use—Planting Native Trees & Plants—Building the Soil—Cleaning Up Our Parks & Rivers—Practicing the 5 R's: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose, & Recycle Right—Building & Driving Electric—Going Solar

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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.

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.

Measure S Proposed Budget Incorporates Sustainability Projects

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

GWP Launches New Peak Savings Program for Residents & Businesses

The Peak Savings program is a demand response program for residential and commercial customers. By reducing electric demand, you reduce GWP’s need to potentially use additional non-renewable energy resources to provide power to its customers.

Going Electric at Eight Glendale Parks & Properties

Congratulations to Glendale’s Parks Department for the certification of eight of our parks to Certified Green Zones! Learn about programs that can help you make the switch from gas to electric landscape equipment too!

Take the Verdugo Wash Visioning Survey

The City of Glendale has launched a website to promote the Verdugo Wash Project and collect feedback for the Verdugo Wash Visioning study. We hope that GEC members will explore the website to learn a bit more about this exciting project and then TAKE THE SURVEY to offer your input!

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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

City Council, Sustainability Commission & GWP Watch – June 3, 2021

This week in view: Eco Items at the Sustainability Commission, GWP Commission, Glendale City Council

City Council Watch – May 18, 2021

This week at City Council: SB 1383, Fireworks and Report on Glendale’s Urban Forest

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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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We want to know what most concerns our members.

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ECO-TIP - Zero (or near zero) Emission CarsIn our Southern California culture of cars, we are fortunate to have several choices for moving towards zero emissions engines. After some back and forth a couple of years ago, we leased a Chevy Volt. It’s a plug-in hybrid with 45-50 miles of electric range on a charge and another 250 with a very efficient gas engine. Below is a breakdown of 4 different fuel efficient cars. This is not a comprehensive analysis but rather an overview of these options with some links for further reading. The hydrogen option is the most intriguing with lots of potential for the future. But the article below lays out the pros & cons for hydrogen vs. lithium electric. Here are the four options with a little website research:1. Partial Zero Emission Vehicle (PZEV)sustainableamerica.org/blog/what-are-partial-zero-emissions-vehicles/ 2. Plug-in Hybridwww.caranddriver.com/features/g15377500/plug-in-hybrid-car-suv-vehicles/ 3. Full Electricwww.goodhousekeeping.com/travel-products/car-reviews/a34905891/best-electric-cars-2021/ 4. Hydrogen - Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) youmatter.world/en/hydrogen-electric-cars-sustainability-28156/ And a little extra for those of you that want more, here’s an opinion piece by Steve Lopez of the LA Times about opting out of buying an electric car and went with a plug-in hybrid instead. www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-05-29/column-on-the-road-to-going-all-electric-are-we-there... ... See MoreSee Less
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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

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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