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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)....

City Hall Farmers Market

Wednesday Farmers Market at City Hall

The City Hall Farmers Market Fall 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!

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.


- Green News / Press Releases -

Houston Releases Energy-Performance Data
November 19, 2014 -- The City of Houston announced today that it has released the energy use data for all municipal facilities that are larger than 25,000 square feet. This release consists of 62 city-owned buildings representing more than 5 million square feet of space ... More...

IREM® and the City of Houston Collaborate to Boost Local Whole-Building Sustainability Efforts
September 29, 2014 -- The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM®) and the City of Houston have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The document outlines a collaborative relationship and ... More ...

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



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 Fall Season runs from September 17 to December 24 at Hermann Square in front of City Hall ... More ...

Houston City Energy Project
By developing and implementing best-in-class programs designed to cut energy waste, boost the local economy, reduce harmful pollution, and create healthier buildings, the Houston City Energy Project aims to ... More ...


One Bin for All

City of Houston Sustainability

LEED Gold Houston Permitting Center

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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