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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.

Bloomberg Philanthropies Mayors Challenge

Bloomberg Philanthropies Mayors Challenge


Houston has been selected as one of five winners of Bloomberg Philanthropies Mayors Challenge, a competition to inspire American cities to generate innovative and replicable ideas that solve major challenges and improve city. Read More.

Public Bike Share Program Launched

Public Bike Share Program Launched


Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas has committed $750,000 to expand Houston B-cycle sharing the City’s commitment to provide healthy transportation alternatives to residents. Houston B-cycle, now available at City Hall, Market Square Park, and the Convention Center, will be expanded from 3 to 24 stations and from 18 to 200 bicycles.

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 Issues One Bin For All Request For Proposals
April 15, 2014 -- Mayor Annise Parker today announced the issuance of a Request for Proposals and creation of an advisory committee for the One Bin for All waste management and diversion project ... More ...

Mayor Annise Parker Announces Goal Zero Fatalities Bike Safety Campaign
March 25, 2014 -- Mayor Annise Parker today announced the City and BikeHouston are joining forces to launch a major bike safety campaign to enforce and educate motorists and ... More ...

City of Houston Breaks Ground on Garden and Nature Playground as Part of National GRO1000 Gardens and Green Spaces Program
March 24, 2014 -- The Gulfton community in southwest Houston is home to a new community greenscape as part of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company’s and The U.S. Conference of Mayors' nationwide ... 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! ... 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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