Glendale Environmental Coalition Celebrates New Funding for K-12 California Schools to Purchase and Install Dishwashers to Reduce Waste
City Council has TWO sessions this Tuesday. 2 PM: Dog Park at Parking Lot 11; 6 PM: Community Beautification Project, Fremont Park, Solar PV at 8 City-owned Sites
City Council 6 PM: Adoption of REACH CODE ORDINANCE (Building Electrification, Solar Photovoltaic and Electric Vehicle Charging Installations); Final Verdugo Wash Visioning presentation and next steps; RFP for development of a plan to significantly increase solar penetration and develop additional Distributed Energy Resources (DER) in Glendale.
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!
Join other GEC members Saturday, October 8, to help clean up the San Fernando Road corridor! Wear your GEC t-shirt if you have one, and LET’S GET ‘ER DONE!
Meet at Pacific Park. Registration begins 8 am. Clean up 9 am-noon.
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
Portantino Dishwasher Bill Inspired by the Glendale Environmental Coalition Headed to the Governor’s Desk!
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
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 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.
Your support is needed for the Virtual Power Plant! Up for a vote at City Council on Tuesday, February 8. This is an example of a forward thinking, ground breaking clean energy project that can bring great pride to Glendale and our utility.
The GWP Commission voted unanimously at its meeting January 31, 2022 to recommend certification of the Grayson Repowering Project FEIR and the project’s Alternative 7. GEC will keep pushing for more clean energy and a better plan for Glendale.