Local Projects

Arroyo Verdugo Greenway
Verdugo Wash Visioning RFP Issued

The Verdugo Wash Visioning Request for Proposals has been issued! Check out the City of Glendale’s “Verdugo Wash Visioning” page with great information, including a link to the Request for Proposals for “qualified firms with project expertise to assist in developing a high level vision, including but not limited to, conceptual design, programming, and integration of the Verdugo Wash into…

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…

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…

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,…