News and Events

Events

Join us! The City of Houston’s Sustainability Office invites you to learn about the two sites selected for C40’s Reinventing Cities project and ask questions about how to compete. Friday, March 9, 2018, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. in the Legacy Room at City Hall.

PACE: Liftoff in Houston -- February 28, 2018
While PACE is not yet an everyday term, it is gaining traction in Houston. What is it? Property Assessed Clean Energy. Texas PACE enables property owners to finance 100% of their energy saving, water conservation, and distributed generation improvements with little to no capital outlay. More ...

Farmers Market, Wednesdays in front of City Hall (Wednesdays, Spring 2018 Season begins February 28, thru June 27)
The 2018 City Hall Farmers Market dates are every Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., downtown at City Hall! More ...

Wild & Scenic Film Festival
One of the largest environmental film festivals in North America, back to Houston -- Jan. 24 & 25, 2018! ... More ...

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eNewsletters

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

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.

Reinventing Cities : C40 Launches Competition For Global Cities to Pave the Way to a Sustainable Future
November 16, 2017-- Today 15 of the world’s great cities launched an unprecedented global competition to drive carbon neutral and resilient urban regeneration. ...

Houston Will Get Hit With Another Harvey. Now’s The Time For It To Get Ready.
October 10, 2017 -- As Houston begins the long rebuilding process after Hurricane Harvey, it has an opportunity to transform itself into a city ready and resilient ...

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Press Releases

Mayor Turner, Climate Mayors Launch Large-Scale Renewable Energy Initiative
June 7, 2018  -- Mayor Sylvester Turner joined Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and fellow Climate Mayors in announcing plans to issue a Request for Information (RFI) for competitive pricing of ...

Mayor Praises Council Approval of Recycling Contract That Accepts Glass & Plastic Bags and Save Taxpayers Millions
January 10, 2018 -- Mayor Sylvester Turner hailed the City Council’s resounding approval today of a 15-year contract with FCC SA for processing Houston residents’ recyclable materials – a deal that will save taxpayers ...

Houston Selected to Participate in C40 Competition for Global Cities to Pave the Way to a Sustainable Future
November 17, 2017 -- Today 15 of the world’s great cities launched an unprecedented global competition to drive carbon neutral and resilient urban regeneration.

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Reports

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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