News and Events

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Events

Farmers Market, Wednesdays in front of City Hall (Wednesdays beginning Sept. 14, 2016)
The 2016 City Hall Farmers Market dates are every Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., downtown at City Hall, Fall 2016 Season begins Septembre 14! More ...

Earth Hour Spotlight 2016
The Energy Capital of the World will continue its sustained commitment to become the Energy Conservation Capital by turning off non-essential lights March 19 at 8:30-9:30 PM. ... 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

Outgoing Sustainability Director Sees A Greener Houston Ahead
November 24, 2015 -- As the city's first director of the Office of Sustainability, Laura Spanjian spearheaded initiatives ranging from creating a farmers market to launching the Houston Green Office Challenge and its LED streetlight conversion program ...

Turning City Government Green is Paying Off
December 27, 2014 -- As Houston leaders push the counter-intuitive notion that the world's energy capital can go green, and pledge ever-lower emissions goals for municipal operations, installing energy-efficient lighting and low-flow toilets can seem like hopelessly small measures ...

City to Launch $500,000 Effort for Bicycling Plan
December 26, 2013 -- It would be hard to argue that bicycling in Houston is not on the upswing, with many millions of dollars approved and numerous policies passed in recent years, all aimed at welcoming and protecting riders ...

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Press Releases

Mayor Turner Celebrates LEED Gold Certification of City’s Traffic Operations Building
November 28, 2016 -- Mayor Sylvester Turner and City officials joined Kirksey Architecture today to announce the LEED Gold certification of the City of Houston’s new Traffic Operations building located at 2200 Patterson Street ...

City of Houston, IKEA Launch Fire Station Energy Challenge
October 28, 2016 -- The City of Houston and IKEA today announced the launch of the Houston Fire Station Energy Challenge to help lower the energy consumption at fire stations across the city. During the three-month challenge, ...

City of Houston Launches 2016 Houston Green Office Challenge
October 26, 2016 -- The City of Houston has launched the 2016 Houston Green Office Challenge, a 10-week voluntary program to recognize businesses and green buildings in the community. Now in its 5th year, ...

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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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