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Green Houston

Houston, a city known as the Energy Capital of the World, is also a progressive place where environmental initiatives abound. It's entirely possible for visitors to take a completely green trip to Houston—right down to the environmentally-friendly visitors guide (download this pdf version instead of printing).

Did you know...
The EPA's Green Power Partnership hailed the City of Houston as the No.1 municipal purchaser of green power in the nation and a crucial leader in the alternative energy trend – with 25% of the City of Houston's total electricity purchased from wind energy. Also, Houston was named one of the 10 greenest cities in the U.S. by in 2013."

Check out the city's Green Building Resource Center for information on sustainbility practices and recycling as well as equipment for energy conservation. The center offers regular tours. 

You can learn about many of the sustainability programs the city has initiated in recent years from the person who started them herself, Susainability Director Laura Spanjian.


Green Houston
  • Transportation
    Whether you are traveling to or around Houston, you'll find a plethora of clean energy options. more
  • Hotels
    From water conservation to newly installed LCD Energy Star-rated TV's, see which Houston hotels are going green. more
  • Eco-Friendly Activities
    Find out how 50,000 bear cans, seaweed-based fertilizer, and plastic lumber make these Houston activities eco-friendly. more
  • Dining & Food
    Houston is home to many restaurants that are leading the way when it comes to sustainable dining. more
  • Convention Facilities
    Houston's Convention Facilities are part of a city-wide effort to create an environmental and social sustainability integration of energy-efficient facilities. more
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