it's easy being green

10 Lean Green Living Ideas to Help Save the Planet

Here're a few items to aide your efforts to live more sustainably in Houston.

04/22/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Hot Hot Heat

Tune into Houston Climate Week

The event, taking place Sept 14–18, kicks off our city’s Climate Action Plan.

09/14/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Surprise!

Houston Quietly Launches a Climate Action Plan

We're going carbon neutral by 2050, y'all.

04/22/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Nature Calls

Save Houston's Biodiversity from Your Phone

Who knew the Bayou City was an environmental hot spot?

04/01/2020 By Chris Gray

Role Model

Jackie Young-Medcalf Won't Stop Fighting for the Environment

Houston’s fiercest toxic-waste protester never gives up.

04/01/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Shucking Marvelous

What to Know About Galveston Bay Oysters

A program fighting for their future.

04/01/2020 By Brandon Summers-Miller

Now Streaming!

Catch These Free Environmental and Outdoor Films Until March 31

The D.C. Environmental Film Fest is screening its 2020 selections online.

03/27/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

The Play's the Thing

The Children Ponders the Future of the Planet

Rec Room’s 2019-2020 season opener tackles a timely topic.

11/06/2019 By Holly Beretto

Drilling Down

How, Exactly, Should We Remember George Mitchell?

A new book explores the complicated figure who championed fracking, worked to save the endangered whooping crane, and founded The Woodlands.

09/25/2019 By Morgan Kinney

The Warming Planet

Hundreds Gathered at Houston City Hall on Friday to Protest Climate Change

Similar protests took place in countries around the world. Ours followed yet another "500-year flood."

09/23/2019 By Cameron Wallace

News

ExxonMobil Baytown Plant Explosion Injures 37

A shelter-in-place order for the city was lifted around 3 p.m. Wednesday.

07/31/2019 By Dianna Wray

Smoke gets in your eyes. Benzene gets everywhere.

The ITC Deer Park Fire Is Out, But Now There's Benzene in the Air

Levels of this known carcinogen have spiked, prompting a shelter-in-place for Deer Park and Galena Park.

03/21/2019 By Dianna Wray

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Where Are the Future Beekeepers?

Organizations look to younger generations to help grow the bee population.

01/17/2019 By Meredith Nudo

News

Will the Arkema Indictments Change the Way Houston Chemical Companies Operate?

The release of toxic chemicals at Arkema's Crosby outpost during Hurricane Harvey has led to criminal charges against its CEO and plant manager.

12/31/2018 By Dianna Wray

Ice House

Houston Bars Join the Fight Against Plastic With Straw Bans

A pilot program run by the Houston Zoo's conservation team helps local bars ditch the straws.

08/17/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Cough Cough

Try Not to Breathe Too Much Today

It's another smoggy day in Houston. Who's doing something about it?

07/27/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Helping Houston

12 Simple Ways to Help Houston Become a Better City

An everyday guide to voting better, helping the homeless, beautifying the city, and improving the environment.

07/20/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Helping Houston

The 12 Commandments of Virtuous Houstonians

It’s the little things that add up to a better city.

07/20/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Toxic Sludge Report

The EPA Has Found High Dioxin Levels at the San Jacinto Waste Pits

The cancer-causing chemical is still being found in large quantities around the site.

07/02/2018 By Dianna Wray

Cheers

Pharrell and LOUIS XIII Cognac Ask Houstonians to Think a Century Ahead

The luxury spirit brings its "100 Years" campaign to Houston.

03/26/2018 By Abby Ledoux