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!
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.
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 (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!
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!
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.
GEC is proud to have helped initiate and to co-sponsor Senator Portantino’s SB 1255: Grant Funding for Dishwashers for K-12 Schools and Community Colleges, to reduce single-use waste and related costs
The Glendale City Council voted unanimously on March 1, 2022, to revise its prior 3-2 vote from February 15, when it approved a $260 million purchase of gas generation equipment. The new vote defers the decision on purchasing the gas equipment until the end of 2022 so that clean energy and other alternatives can be explored.
Council will consider Councilmember Brotman’s motion at their next meeting, March 1. This is our LAST CHANCE to insist that Glendale commit to a clean energy agenda starting now.
Glenoaks Canyon Homeowners Association Landfill Committee Chair / GEC member Jackie Gish sent the following email on February 16, 2022, to City Council members about Glendale Water and Power’s 2022 Electric Cost of Service Analysis (COSA).
By a 3-2 vote, Glendale City Council certified the Grayson Repowering FEIR. With another 3-2 vote, they approved the report’s Alternative 7, which includes five new fossil fuel burning engines at an estimated cost of $260 million, along with a battery energy storage system. Council has agreed to consider amending the project approval in two weeks.
If not gas, what? We know a lot of folks out there have that question. It is a good question! We all want reliable power. We want that reliable power to be clean. We want that power to not only be reliable, and clean, but also local, so that we have less reliance on importing clean energy through transmission lines.…
At GEC’s Stop Gas at Grayson Again Feb 6 rally, 153 people wrote messages to give to City Council before its February 15 meeting and vote. Here are some excerpts.
GEC’s Stop Gas at Grayson Again Rally at Glendale City Hall on Sunday, February 6, was a great success and a great way to be in community with people concerned about the future—Glendale’s and the world’s!
At its meeting February 3, the Sustainability Commission didn’t agree on a recommendation to city council for the Grayson Repowering EIR, with two commissioners questioning GWP’s assumptions, assertion that fossil fuels are needed for reliability, lack of transparency about the Grayson Repowering project’s significant cost impacts to ratepayers or taxpayers.