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Green Houston App

Green Houston Mobile App


Green Houston is the new mobile app for the City of Houston that makes sustainability simple and fun. Download it for free (.pdf flyer) and help make Houston a more sustainable place. More (.html)....

Bike to Work Day 2014

Bike to Work Day 2014


Save the date - Houston’s bike to work day is Friday May 9th. Please join us for a bike ride and press conference at the steps of City Hall. Rides to City Hall will start no later than 7:30 am from Memorial Park and several participating bike retailers. More ....

City Hall Farmers Market

Wednesday Farmers Market at City Hall


The City Hall Farmers Market Spring 2014 season has begun. Mark your calendar for the market every Wednesday from 11 am to 1:30 pm. Over 30 vendors offer prepared lunch items and fresh, local produce for you to enjoy sitting by the reflection pond, at your desk, or at home. Don't forget to bring a reusable bag!

SundayStreetsHTX

SundayStreetsHTX


SundayStreetsHTx will open White Oak, Westheimer and Washington/Market Square to bicyclists and pedestrians on the first Sundays in April, May and June 2014, respectively. The streets will be open from 11 am – 3 pm. More ....

Mayor Selected for Climate Preparedness Task Force

Mayor Selected for Climate Preparedness Task Force


In recognition of Houston’s leadership on sustainability issues, Mayor Annise Parker was selected today as a member of President Obama’s Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience to advise the administration ... Read More.

Turning Car City Into Green City

Turning Car City Into Green City


Houston may be a city built on the profits of oil and gas, but it has a green dream. The dream is to create a city that is "more liveable, walkable and bikeable," according Laura Spanjian. Spanjian has been the director of sustainability for Houston since 2010. Read More.

Mayor Announces Houston Drives Electric

Mayor Announces Houston Drives Electric


The City of Houston announces a new partnership with Zipcar, Inc., the world’s leading car sharing network, to launch a new municipal electric vehicle (EV) green fleet sharing program, called Houston Fleet Share. Through this program, 50 city-owned fleet vehicles – including 25 Nissan Leaf EVs and other plug-in electric and hybrid vehicles.

Green Building Resource Center

Green Building Resource Center


The City of Houston Department of Public Works and Engineering Green Building Resource Center was officially launched on Earth Day 2009. The center, under the Planning and Development Services Division, is located at the Houston Permitting Center Building at 1002 Washington. Go to www.codegreenhouston.org.

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Green News / Press Releases

City of Houston Reaches Milestone for One Bin For All Program
July 11, 2014 -- “We have reached another key milestone in this process and are eager to move forward as this advanced recycling and waste diversion technology has the potential ... More ...

Houston Bikesharing Program Enjoys Robust Growth
July 11, 2014 -- From meager beginnings, Houston's bikesharing program has blossomed into a big draw for visitors and locals looking for a quick ride. For the first six months of 2014, Houston B-Cycle logged ... More
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Mayor Annise Parker / Centerpoint Announce Groundbreaking Agreements
May 30, 2014 -- Mayor Annise Parker announced today that CenterPoint Energy, in partnership with the City of Houston, will convert approximately 165,000 streetlights from high pressure sodium, ... More ...

 


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Events / Events Archive

Farmers Market, Wednesdays in Front of City Hall
The 2014 City Hall Farmers Market dates are every Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., downtown at City Hall, the Spring Season begins February 19! Moving to Houston Central Library thru June 18. ... More ...

Energy Saving Trees, presented by Arbor Day
CenterPoint Energy and Trees For Houston are offering 2,500 free trees for homeowners to plant around their homes to save energy, May 3. More ...


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City of Houston Sustainability

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About Green Houston

Mayor Annise ParkerMayor Annise Parker on Sustainability

The City of Houston is working harder than ever to make Houston green. We have made a lot of progress, but more is needed. We need the help of every citizen of Houston to do their part. I would encourage everyone to take a little time and explore this web site to learn what they can do to make Houston green...

 


Laura SpanjianLaura Spanjian, Mayor's Sustainability Director

In April, 2010, Laura Spanjian joined the City of Houston as Mayor Annise Parker's Sustainability Director, where she is responsible for directing and coordinating projects and initiatives that improve air, land and water quality; and support and expand renewable energy, energy efficiency, green buildings, ... more ...

 

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