Farmers Market, Wednesdays in front of City Hall (Wednesdays, from February 22 to June 28, 2017)
The 2017 City Hall Farmers Market dates are every Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., downtown at City Hall, Spring 2017 Season begins February 22! 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 ...
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.
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 ...
City of Houston Expands Investment in Renewable Energy
February 22, 2017 -- Reaffirming Houston’s commitment to renewable energy, reducing emissions, and saving taxpayer money, Mayor Sylvester Turner and City Council today agreed to purchase an additional 20 megawatts ...
Houston Green Office Challenge Announces 2016 Winners
January 30, 2017 -- ... “The Green Office Challenge is a great example of how the public and private sectors are working together to make Houston the greener, more sustainable community we see today,” ...
Houston’s 2016 NCAA Final Four Men’s Basketball Championship Earns First Certification from the Council for Responsible Sport
January 5, 2017 -- ... the NCAA Final Four Division I Men’s Basketball Championships held in Houston, Texas has earned certification formally recognizing socially and environmentally responsible practices at the 2016 event. ...
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.