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Arroyo Verdugo Greenway
Glendale City Council Approves Funding for Verdugo Wash Study

THE ARROYO VERDUGO is the region’s main tributary to the Los Angeles River. It carries water from portions of the San Gabriel Mountains, the Verdugo Mountains, and the San Rafael Hills to join the LA River at Griffith Park. It was channelized as the Verdugo Wash over 50 years ago to protect the area from historic flooding. THE VISION is…

UN Convention on Biological Diversity
GEC Supports California’s Participation in the UN Convention on Biological Diversity

GEC is proud to sign on to a letter to California Secretary for Natural Resources, Wade Crowfoot, requesting that California participate in the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity as an official observer and member of the Advisory Committee on Subnational Governments. This letter, sent by over 30 local, regional, national, and international environmental organizations and leaders, supports a request…

GEC Panel Discussion: Reducing Plastic Use and Plastic Waste in Glendale

On April 19th, 2020 – the Glendale Environmental Coalition held an online PANEL DISCUSSION with focus on: Reducing Plastic Use and Plastic Waste in Glendale plus updates from state and local officials and employees on the current state of environmental legislation in Los Angeles County and CA. Below is the agenda, followed by a meeting summary and links to presentations offered…

Glendale Office of Sustainability

Now Hiring! Glendale’s first Sustainability Officer! GEC thanks the Glendale City Council and City Staff for supporting this new position. In order to be effective, it is our hope that all city contracts and agreements go through an environmental review before execution. It is our further hope that the office have the authority to set goals to which the individual city departments will…

Glendale enters into a 25-year contract with Open Mountain for Geothermal Energy

GEC congratulates Glendale Water & Power on taking another step forward to meet our city’s clean energy goals. Glendale entered into two new contracts for geothermal energy, Whitegrass (3 megawatts annually beginning April, 2020) and Star Peak (12.5 megawatts annually beginning April, 2021). Both projects are located in Nevada. The 25-year contract with Open Mountain Energy will eventually provide the city…

Arroyo Verdugo Greenway
Verdugo Wash Project Update

PROJECT UPDATE: Committee and partners plan to meet with Glendale City staff shortly to set a timeline to go before City Council to request authorization of a feasibility study. We will be reaching out to GEC members to participate in encouraging Council to support this effort through a rally, speaking at city council, emails, etc. READY TO SUPPORT NOW? Sign…

GEC Welcomes “Kiss the Ground”

SAVE THE DATE! Our next GEC General Meeting is Sunday, January 19th in Downtown, Glendale (more info on our calendar) GEC welcomes our special guest, Jessica Handy of KISS THE GROUND, who will talk about regenerative soil techniques (basics of how soil works and agricultural practices, day-to-day ways that people can participate in carbon sequestration, things that can be done…

GEC Endorses Dan Brotman, Two Other Candidates for Glendale City Council 

The Glendale Environmental Coalition (GEC) is a grassroots organization that was founded to advocate for a future built on renewable energy, energy efficiency, and energy storage, and against the “business as usual” approach that called for a half-billion-dollar expansion of the Grayson Power Plant. Our successful campaign halted Glendale’s plan to invest in what would have been the last new…

Eland Solar Battery Project
Glendale Joins Eland Solar & Battery Project

GEC congratulates the City of Glendale on joining the ELAND Solar & Battery Project! With 25 MW of new solar power and 18.75 MW of battery storage, this is exactly the kind of initiative that our organization hoped our city would adopt in lieu of new gas at Grayson. The Eland Project is one piece of the clean energy puzzle,…

GEC Thanks FOOD FORWARD

GEC thanks FOOD FORWARD for attending our December General Meeting and educating us on their programs to prevent perfectly edible food from being landfilled. This excellent organization has now officially recovered and distributed 75 million pounds of produce to people in need! You can participate by collecting food donations at farmers markets, as a “picker” of fruit trees and/or donate your…

Clean Energy Campaign UPDATE

Update – August, 2019 Update on YES to CLEAN ENERGY,  NO to NEW GAS at GRAYSON Campaign. Success! Thanks to all of the hard work, input, and continuous pressure from the community, City Council placed conditions on GWP’s proposal for Glendale’s energy plans, and asked staff to push for more renewable power, transmission, and other ways to reduce the need…