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April 20, 2011

Earth Week Houston

Earth Day Discovery Green

Houston will host its Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 23, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney, Houston 77010. Over 15,000 people are expected to attend this third annual, free celebration of the environment. Features include the Earth Zone, the Environmental Education Zone, the Urban Harvest Farmers Market, recycled art activities, a Green Expo, new Eco Landscaping "green gardening" Zone and the Kids Energy Zone. For more information, please visit http://www.earthdayhouston.org/index.php.

Earth Day Houston


LightsOut Houston

LightsOut Houston is scheduled for Thursday, April 21, 2011. Everyone in the greater Houston area is invited to participate. This signature event serves to engage the community in saving energy and raises awareness about the importance of turning off the lights at the office and at home. It is estimated that by eliminating just 50% of the lights routinely left on overnight and on the weekends in downtown Houston, Houston could save almost $1 million dollars annually. Sign up today: http://www.lightsouthouston.com.

Lights Out Houston


City Airport Parking Shuttles - Cleaner and Greener

The Houston Airport System unveiled a new, eco-friendly parking option at George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) and William P. Hobby (HOU) Airports. The new economy lot, ecopark, offers the lowest parking rates at IAH and the best value at Hobby Airport. In an effort to support the City of Houston's Green Initiative, a new fleet of 30 compressed natural gas (CNG) powered buses are now operating at IAH.

Ways the new CNG buses will benefit the environment:

  • Reduce particulate matter and green house gas
  • Lower bus maintenance costs
  • Reduce fuel costs by an estimated $2.00 a gallon
  • CNG is a more environmentally clean alternative to diesel

For more information on ecopark at IAH, please visit http://www.fly2houston.com/IAHecopark.

For more information on ecopark at Hobby Airport, please visit http://www.fly2houston.com/HOUParking.

EcoPark