News and Events

Events

Farmers Market, Wednesdays in front of City Hall (Wednesdays, from September 20 to December 20, 2017)
The 2017 City Hall Farmers Market dates are every Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., downtown at City Hall, Fall 2017 Season goes from September 20 to December 20! More ...

Keep Houston Beautiful Day
Keep Houston Beautiful Day is a city-wide service day spanning various locations throughout the community.  The event kicks off the national Great American Cleanup and celebrates the Don't mess with Texas Trash-Off in Houston. April 8, 2017 ... More ...

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eNewsletters

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 a 2008 Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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 Will Get Hit With Another Harvey. Now’s The Time For It To Get Ready.
October 10, 2017 -- As Houston begins the long rebuilding process after Hurricane Harvey, it has an opportunity to transform itself into a city ready and resilient ...

UK bypasses Donald Trump to discuss climate change with US city mayors directly
July 25, 2017 -- The UK has started bypassing Donald Trump over climate change, talking directly to city mayors and other officials committed to trying to reduce greenhouse gas emissions ...

Climate Cities: Can Urban America Save Paris Agreement?
July 11, 2017 -- When President Donald Trump announced on June 1 that the United States would exit the Paris climate accord, U.S. cities mounted a massive response: Hundreds of mayors pledged ...

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Press Releases

Mayor Turner, Other Climate Mayors' Statement About Clean Power Plan
October 11, 2017 -- Mayor Sylvester Turner helped lead a coalition of mayors across the United States in calling for climate action after the EPA’s decision to repeal the Clean Power Plan.

Weekly Farmer's Market Returns to City Hall Grounds Wednesday
September 18, 2017 -- Enjoy a variety of locally prepared food or pick up farm-fresh weekly groceries amid Houston’s dramatic downtown urban setting ...

First PACE Project Closes in Houston- Largest PACE Project in Texas
June 29, 2017 -- The City of Houston and Hays County today announced the closing of their first commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) projects at ...

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Reports

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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