Resilient Houston

Resilient Houston and the Climate Action Plan helped cement the foundation for the mayor’s vision of making Houston a more resilient and sustainable city. Built on existing efforts, the plans focus on challenges like preparing Houstonians for uncertainty, ensuring neighborhood safety and the equitable distribution of resources, planning for the energy transition, optimizing urban infrastructure, and other vital components. The plans outline specific actions for the city, partners, and communities to come together to solve these challenges, with an emphasis on the most vulnerable populations. ... Read More ...

Resilient Houston Three Year Report

Green Houston Initiatives, Services and Information

MORS Feedback Survey

MORS Feedback Survey

The Mayor’s Office of Resilience and Sustainability is requesting information from local organizations to provide details and share updates on actions they may be undertaking to advance climate action and resilience in the Houston community. ...

Earth Day HTX

Earth Day HTX 2023

Earth Day HTX is coming to downtown Houston on Wednesday, April 19, 2023! Join Mayor Turner, city departments, and other city-partnered organizations in front of city hall from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. for demonstrations, hands-on activities, displays, food, information, and interactive booths ...

City of Houston Youth Climate Ambassadors 2023

City of Houston Youth Climate Ambassadors

The Youth Climate Ambassadors will collaborate with community organizations to engage communities on the Climate Action Plan (CAP). ...

City Electric Vehicles and Chargers

City of Houston Electric Vehicle Fleet Study

City of Houston municipal electric vehicle fleet analysis of costs and environmental impacts of traditional and electric options. ...

Climate Action Plan

Climate Action Plan

A Climate Action Plan provides evidenced-based measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and preventative measures to address the negative outcomes of climate change. The plan will demonstrate how the City will adapt and improve its resilience to climate hazards ...

Sunnyside Solar Farm

Sunnyside Solar Project

Mayor Sylvester Turner and city council ... approved unanimously a lease agreement with Sunnyside Energy, LLC to advance the Sunnyside Solar Project–an innovative public-private partnership to convert the 240-acre closed landfill in Sunnyside into the largest brownfield solar installation in the nation. ...

Texas PACE Authority

PACE PROGRAM

The City of Houston’s commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy or PACE program provides an additional tool for Houston property owners to finance energy efficiency, renewable energy, and water conservation projects. PACE is a nationally-renowned, voluntary financing program ...

EVolve Houston

Evolve Houston

EVolve Houston is a coalition of sustainability-minded civic, business, and academic leaders who seek to accelerate clean transportation through electrification. Collaborating with government, academic, private industry, and community leaders, our goal is to improve ...

Solar Power Panels

City Operations Powered 100% by Solar

Mayor Sylvester Turner announced today that the City of Houston has committed to purchasing 100% renewable energy through a renewed partnership with NRG Energy as the City’s retail electric provider. As part of the contract renewal, the City will power all municipal ...

Climate Mayors

Climate Mayors

Mayor Sylvester Turner serves as Chair of Climate Mayors - a nationwide coalition of 474 U.S. city mayors who have committed to fighting climate change. In his role, Mayor Turner helps catalyze climate-forward actions taken at the local level, provides an example of climate action for leaders at all levels of government, and advocates for an economic recovery grounded in equity and environmental stewardship.

Climate Impact Assessment

Climate Impact Assessment

Houston’s Climate Impact Assessment was a collaboration between the City’s Chief Resilience Officer and Chief Sustainability Officer and was made possible through generous funding from C40 Cities, a network of the world’s megacities committed to addressing climate change. ...

GSI Awards

Green Stormwater Infrastructure Awards

The City of Houston's Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Awards & Recognition program seeks to recognize effective and exemplary green building projects in Houston and encourages development projects to adopt resilient components. Learn more and APPLY BY SEPTEMBER 30TH DEADLINE! ...

Press Releases / Green News

January 11, 2024
Mayor Whitmire's Statement on Hawthorn Park Landfill Dropping Expansion Plans

December 28, 2023
Houston’s First Resilience Hub Launches in Kashmere Gardens

November 29, 2023
Houston City Council Approves Funding for Expansion of Free EV Rideshare Services for Complete Communities

September 20, 2023
Houston to Host Carbon Management Community Summit, November 16 and 17

August 24, 2023
Citywide Initiative: Mayor Turner Announces Inaugural Winners of Evolve Houston's eMobility Microgrants

July 13, 2023
Mayor Turner Releases Three-Year Update for Resilient Houston and the Climate Action Plan

July 12, 2023
Arco del Tiempo: World's First Generative and Sustainable Piece of Public Art To Be Installed in Houston

June 27, 2023
City of Houston Status Report: Electric Vehicle Implementation Reaches Milestone

May 18, 2023
Houston Earns LEED Gold Certification for Sustainability and Resilience Achievements

May 16, 2023
Kinder survey: Houstonians show an increased desire for walkable neighborhoods for the first time in 15 years

April 17, 2023
City of Houston Kicks-Off Earth Day HTX

April 14, 2023
Earth Day HTX Comes to Downtown Houston April 17-19

December 2022
Climate Mayors Celebrates Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Successful Leadership As Chair

November 22
City of Houston, with Solar United Neighbors, Launches Texas Solar Switch Houston Program to Provide Affordable and Accessible Rooftop Solar

October 19
FEMA Gives Final Approval to City's Inwood Forest Flood Mitigation Project

October 19
Mayor Turner Applauds Energy Leaders on Innovative Recycling Center

September 9
Evolve Houston Launches the eMobility Microgrant Initiative

April 22
Mayor Sylvester Turner Signs Sweeping Decarbonization Policy for City Buildings

April 22
Mayor Turner Announces TCEQ Approval Of Largest Urban Solar Farm In The Country

March 23
Mayor Sylvester Turner Releases 2 Year Update For Resilient Houston And The Climate Action Plan

February 23
Mayor Turner Announces Purchase Of Electric Vehicles For City Fleet

February 22
Houston Solar Co-Op Launches Following Anniversary Of Winter Storm Uri

February 10
Biden Moves to Build Coast to Coast Network of Electric Car Chargers

February 9
City of Houston and CenterPoint Energy Announce Transformative Initiative to Enhance Energy Resilience and Promote Transition to Sustainable Energy

January 26
Mayor Turner Thanks EPA Administrator Regan for Bold Action Following Visit to Houston

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