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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 (moving to Houston Central Library thru June 18)
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

Houston Bikesharing Program Enjoys Robust Growth
July 11, 2014 -- From meager beginnings, Houston's bikesharing program has blossomed into a big draw for visitors and locals looking for a quick ride. For the first six months of 2014, Houston B-Cycle logged 43,530 checkouts, according to agency data. The system had about 2,000 checkouts in all of 2012 ...

Houston Leads Almost Every U.S. Company and City for Green Energy Use
May 9, 2014 -- The City of Houston uses more renewable energy than any other city in the U.S., according to new figures from the Environmental Protection Agency. It's also in the top 10 list for renewable energy use against any type of organization ...

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 ...

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Press Releases

IREM® and the City of Houston Collaborate to Boost Local Whole-Building Sustainability Efforts
September 29, 2014 -- The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM®) and the City of Houston have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The document outlines a collaborative relationship and a division of labor to encourage local building owners and managers and ...

City of Houston Reaches Milestone for One Bin For All Program
July 11, 2014 -- “We have reached another key milestone in this process and are eager to move forward as this advanced recycling and waste diversion technology has the potential to improve health and quality of life not only in Houston, but around the world,” said Mayor Annise Parker ...

Mayor Annise Parker/Centerpoint Announce Groundbreaking Agreements
May 30, 2014 -- Mayor Annise Parker announced today that CenterPoint Energy, in partnership with the City of Houston, will convert approximately 165,000 streetlights from high pressure sodium, mercury vapor and metal halide to light-emitting diode (LED) technology ...

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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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