Keep Houston Beautiful
American Institute of Chemical Engineers, South Texas Local Section
SPARK School Park Program
Native Plant Society of TX – Hou Chapter
Environment Texas Research & Policy Center
University of Houston: Office of Sustainability
Sarah Kelly, Sustainability Program Manager
Purpose: The University of Houston Office of Sustainability serves as the hub for campus sustainability efforts. Engaging the campus and community, the office fosters collaboration and educates individuals about social, economic and environmental factors that impact today’s society and generations to come. On-campus sustainability initiatives include academic programs and research, educational events, the campus community garden, single-stream recycling, water bottle refill stations, renewable energy use, sustainable transportation, green building and more.
Programs: Sustainability Task Force, Sustainability Meetups, Student Sustainability Team and Campus Community Garden
Events: Cleanup Day, Sustainability Fest, Bike to UH Day, Electronics Recycling Drive, RecycleMania and Earth Week,
Volunteer opportunities: Gardening, Campus and community events, Cleanup events
Publications: Blog: uhsustain.wordpress.com, The Sustainable Coog Newsletter: http://www.uh.edu/sustainablecoog,
Follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter: @UHSustain
Hermann Park Conservancy
Houston Zoo Wildlife Conservation Program
Mayor’s Office of Sustainability
Houston Community ToolBank
Houston Habitat for Humanity, ReStore
Houston Habitat for Humanity
Allison Hay, Executive Director
ReStore (a building supply outlet)
Todd Jordan, Store Director
U.S. Green Building Council – Texas Gulf Coast Region
David MacLean, Chair
Maria Perez, Vice President
Purpose: The chapter will accelerate the implementation of the best sustainable building practices for our region through collaboration, education and advocacy. Founded in 2003, the USGBC-Texas Gulf Coast Chapter is uniquely positioned to leverage green building industry knowledge with community needs related to the built environment. The chapter connects the built environment to community life indicators and offers the LEED Rating System as a measurement tool to vet whether or not a building is operating at high performance.
Programs: USGBC offers educational programs to the building industry and public at large, in order to grow both local expertise and the green building market. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ encourages and accelerates global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices through the creation and implementation of universally understood and accepted tools and performance criteria.
Major Events: Texas Energy Summit
Volunteer Opportunities: Representing almost 1000 individuals, more than 2000 LEED APs, and more than 200 companies, the Texas Gulf Coast Region is based in Houston with a branch in Montgomery County (Piney Woods). The region has many volunteer opportunities – visit the website for details.
Buffalo Bayou Partnership
Purpose: Buffalo Bayou Partnership is the Houston non-profit organization revitalizing and transforming Buffalo Bayou, our city’s most significant natural resource. Coordinating the integration of major improvements into the Bayou greenway, the Partnership seeks increased community involvement through pedestrian, boating and biking amenities, art installations, and other natural and built attractions.
Major events: Buffalo Bayou Regatta, kayak tours, history hikes, bat tours, Second Saturday Boat cruises, Nights on Blue Bayou events along the Sabine Promenade.
Children’s Activities: Kids’ Day on Buffalo Bayou, Second Saturday Boat Cruises, bat tours and kayak tours. Speakers are available to give presentations to your school classroom or group. Contact Trudi Smith for booking.
Volunteer Opportunities: Tree planting, cleanups, Adopt-A-Spot, help with events, office work.
Environmental Institute of Hou – UHCL
Houston Peace and Justice Center.
Constance Gray, President
Judy Hoffhien, Vice President
Bill Crosier, Immediate Past President
Melanie Scruggs, Recording Secretary
Egberto Willies, Communication Secretary
Cheryl Crosier, Treasurer
Dave Atwood, At-large
Don Cook, At-large
Joe Marcinkowski, At-large
Gail Rickey, At-Large
Student Conservation Association
Ted Miller, Houston Program Coordinator
(412) 325-1851 Ext. 3024