Houston Climate Week Rescheduled to Sept. 14 - 18
A week-long virtual event to launch the implementation of the Houston Climate Action Plan – has been rescheduled for September 14-18. The event was originally planned for the week of August 24-28 to commemorate the third anniversary of Hurricane Harvey, but was postponed due to Hurricane Laura.
“After COVID-19 cancelled our plans for an in-person Climate Action Plan launch in April, the idea of a virtual Houston Climate Week was born,” said Mayor Sylvester Turner. “To reach our climate goals, we need everyone – from multi-national corporations to middle school students – to do their part. In light of the pandemic, a virtual Houston Climate Week offers a way for the community to learn how the Houston is impacted by climate change and how to get involved in the climate action plan.”
Speakers include leaders from the City of Houston, Google, Tesla, bp, NRG, EVolve Houston, CenterPoint, ENGIE, GHP, Texas Energy Poverty Research Institute, Texas PACE Authority, Marvin Odum, Dr. Robert Bullard, Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, METRO, Greentown Labs, Sunnova, BQ Energy, Sunnyside, LINK Houston, The Nature Conservancy, Katy Prairie Conservancy, and Asakura Robinson.
A tentative Houston Climate Week schedule is below, but more events may be added. To view the full lineup of events and register, please visit www.houstonclimateweek.eventbrite.com or www.greenhoustontx.gov.
Monday, September 14:
11am: Making Houston the Renewable Energy Capital of the World
1pm: What does the future hold for Houston?
Tuesday, September 15:
11am: Making Houston a Global Leader in Energy Innovation
1pm: Less is More: Making Energy Efficient Equitable and Efficient
3pm: Growing Climate Solutions: Green Infrastructure, Conservation, and Equity
Wednesday, September 16:
11am: Taking the Car Out of Carbon Emissions
1pm: Reinventing Cities: Sunnyside Landfill Solar Farm
Thursday, September 17:
11am: The COVID-19, Climate, and Equity Connection
1pm: Texas Tough: Bringing EVs to Truck-Loving Texas
3pm: Texas Climate Mayors - Climate Leadership in the Age of COVID-19: Cities for Green and Equitable Recovery
Friday, September 18:
11am: How Green Buildings Can Drive the Energy Transition
1pm: Closing Session: Partnerships and Pathways to Decarbonize Cities
Wednesday, September 23:
2pm: City of Houston Quality of Life Committee – Houston Climate Action Plan Presentation