News and Events

Events

Farmers Market, Wednesdays in front of City Hall (Wednesdays, from September to December 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 begins in September! 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

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 ...

Google Says Houston is U.S. City With Most Potential for Solar Energy
March 30, 2017 -- Google thinks Houston would be a great city for solar energy but, as the Houston Business Journal posts, would the oil-and-gas capital ever go for it? ...

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 ...

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Press Releases

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 ...

Mayor Garcetti Rallies Climate Mayors to Adopt Paris Agreement Goals in their Cities, Appoints Turner as Co-Chair
June 24, 2017 -- Mayor Eric Garcetti brought Climate Mayors together for the first time today since affirming that hundreds of mayors would adopt, ...

Mayor Turner, Climate Mayors Vow to Honor Paris Climate Agreement
June 1, 2017 -- In response to President Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement, Mayor Sylvester Turner joined over 60 “Climate Mayors” from across ...

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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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