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 causes.com in 2013."

Check out the city's Green Building Resource Center for information on sustainability 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, Sustainability Director Laura Spanjian.

Green Convention Facilities

How green is your convention? At Houston's major facilities, you can produce a more sustainable meeting or event. Read on to find out what these venues are doing to reduce…

Dining and Food

Did you know that food and packaging waste accounts for roughly half of what we throw away every day? It's not always easy to be eco-friendly when dining out, but you can make…

Green Things To Do

A number of Houston area attractions are striving to reduce their carbon footprint. From gardens to museums, these are the places eco-conscious travelers will want to visit.

The New Houston

Bike Share kiosks in Downtown. Electric vehicle charging stations at the grocery store. Over 15 miles of new rail lines being constructed. Wind turbines and solar on rooftops…

Transportation

There are a number of things you can do to help limit your carbon footprint when traveling to and around Houston. Here are a few suggestions.

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