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The 2019 Spring Season City Hall Farmers Market dates are every Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., February 27 to June 26, downtown at City Hall! More ...

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Press Releases

City Selects Firm Proposing Solar Energy Farm at Former Sunnyside Landfill
August 29, 2019 -- Mayor Sylvester Turner announced today that Sunnyside Energy, led by developer Dori Wolfe of Wolfe Energy LLC, has won a competition to be considered to repurpose a 240-acre former landfill in Sunnyside.

Mayor Announces Return of Curbside Glass Recycling, Joins Ribbon Cutting for New Recycling Facility
April 4, 2019 -- During the official grand opening of a state-of-the-art recycling facility today, Mayor Sylvester Turner announced the return of curbside recycling of bottles and jars made from clear, green and brown glass.

Springtime Brings the City Hall Local Lunch Market Starting Wednesday
February 26, 2019 -- Previously known as the City Hall Farmers Market, the new weekly City Hall Local Lunch Market, sponsored by CenterPoint Energy, will offer the public a variety of prepared, ready-to-eat foods for sale ...

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The most recent issue of Environmental Standard (.pdf) is up now. More ...

Honors and Awards

Green Power Leadership Awards
The City of Houston has received the Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2017, 2014, and 2008.

Climate Protection Award 
In 2008, former Mayor Bill White was honored at this year's U.S. Conference of Mayors by receiving their prestigious Climate Protection Award.

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Green News

Houston Unveils First Draft of City Climate Action Plan
July 25, 2019-- Amid concerns about the limited federal response to climate change, the city of Houston released a draft plan on the issue that calls for ...

Shortlisted Teams Selected to Proceed to Final Stage of Reinventing Cities Competition
September 24, 2018 -- 31 underutilized spaces in 12 global cities are one step closer to being transformed into new beacons of sustainability and resiliency.

EPA Awards Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport Over $1M for Clean Shuttle Buses
February 7, 2018 -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded more than $1 million to the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas, for electric shuttle buses.

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City of Houston DIAL Report (.pdf)
July 22, 2011 -- Measurement and Analysis of Benzene and VOC Emissions in the Houston Ship Channel Area and Selected Surrounding Major Stationary Sources Using DIAL (Differential Absorption Light Detection and Ranging) Technology to Support Ambient HAP Concentrations Reductions in the Community (DIAL Project).

Ozone Report Card (.pdf)
April 28, 2010 -- Clean air is essential to the health and prosperity of all Houstonians and reducing air pollution from ozone, particulate matter and air toxics continues to be a top priority for the City of Houston. Moreover, Houston’s air quality has improved in recent years, and an explanation is in order regarding the American Lung Association’s (ALA) “F” report card grade for ozone in Harris County, which was announced today.

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