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Events

Rain Barrels and Compost Bins at Truckload Prices
The City's Green Building Resource Center is partnering with UpCycle Products, Inc. to enable you to place your order now for June 14th pick up. 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 ...

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, Spring Season begins Feb. 19! 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

Year of the Bike
November 29, 2013 -- We're not at the end yet, but it looks like 2013 was Houston's year of the bicycle. Cyclists, alternative transit lovers and health advocates have had a lot of celebrate, and even more to anticipate for 2014. The B-Cycle bicycle rental system expanded from three stations to 27, with a network that stretches out of downtown and into surrounding neighborhoods ...

Houston, We Have A Solution: Turning Car City Into Green City
August 29, 2013 -- 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.

Houston's Bike Boom
May 17, 2013 -- Bikes are on the move in Houston. B-Cycle rentals are through the roof, with about 1,300 boardings per week and growing. Gov. Rick Perry just signed a bill that will help open Houston's utility easements to hike and bike trails, potentially adding more than 100 miles of north-south routes to connect with east-west bayou greenways ...

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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 ...

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 cyclists about the existing Safe Passing Ordinance, as well as create a Bicycle Master Plan for the City ...

City of Houston Breaks Ground on Garden and Nature Playground as Part of National GRO1000 Gardens and Green Spaces Programm
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 GRO1000 gardens and green spaces program ...

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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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