Earth Day HTX Festival April 19, 2023
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at City Hall
Earth Day HTX is comprised of a Speaker Series at Ideson Library on April 17-18 and an Outdoor Festival on April 19 including hands-on demonstrations featuring a mini-forest and ecosystem, advances in recycling, air quality enhancements, tree giveaways, microgrid technology, student art contests, a tiny house, wastewater purification, electric vehicles, solar solutions, and much more.
EPA Top 30
The City of Houston ranks #1 in the nation for annual green power use according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Through geothermal, solar, and wind energy sources, Houston uses more that 1.2 billion kilowatt-hours of green power per year. Click "More Information" below to see the list of the top 30 local governments.
Noise & Sound Ordinance
Houston City Council recently approved amendments to the Noise and Sound Ordinance Chapter 30. Click "More Information" to see a summary or the regulations, permit types, and protest procedures.
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