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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

Mayor Turner's Statement Following President Trump's Decision to Withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement
November 4, 2019 -- “As a co-chair of Climate Mayors, this is a very disappointing day. The United States is the only nation to withdraw from this global agreement. ...

Mayor Turner Announces Landmark Partnership to Accelerate Transportation Electrification and Carbon Emissions Reductions
October 11, 2019 -- A coalition of government, business and academic leaders is joining forces to improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Houston by accelerating transportation powered by electricity, Mayor Sylvester Turner announced today..

City Hall Weekly Local Lunch Market Returns With the Fall
September 23, 2019 -- The City Hall Local Lunch Market returns for the fall starting Wednesday, Sept. 25, offering the public a variety of prepared, ready to eat foods. New this season is locally produced art for sale on site.

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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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