Coastal Communities Outreach Open House

Houston-Galveston Area Council’s (H-GAC) Coastal Communities program is a locally-led effort to provide resources and support for small communities in coastal watersheds of the upper Texas Gulf Coast region. The program is designed to help small, coastal communities prevent water pollution by providing resources that evaluate nonpoint source reduction needs, locate funding opportunities, and promote education and outreach. The program is designed to help small communities without municipal separate storm sewer system permits (MS4) in the coastal areas of Brazoria, Chambers, Galveston, and Matagorda counties help residents engage in behavior change to reduce the potential for water pollution.
Drop in to learn how to talk about water pollution with your community, organization, HOA, civic group, business, or apartment complex. Meet with staff from a variety of nonprofit and government water quality organizations to learn what
outreach activities and materials are available to help spread the message to change behavior to reduce water pollution.Contact Becki Begley at 713-993-2410  to learn more about how H-GAC’s Coastal Communities Project can help you start a conversation.

Small Homes for Houston

The City of Houston’s Green Building Resource Center (located inside the Houston Permitting Center) and the Houston chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council present “Small Houses for Houston.”

See what Dan Phillips of Phoenix Commotion is doing in Huntsville with high creativity and high recycled content. Surely Houston wants some of that! Then Devin Robinson will show some of the container homes he has been working on. Spoiler alert, they can be built to be floodproof without too much additional expense. And Teresa Geisheker will update you with the latest Planning Department regulations for residential development regarding tiny homes.

CEU’s available.
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Building Forward: Sustainable Growth Forum

On August 22, 2018, from 7:30-9 a.m., the West Houston Association will present “Building Forward: Sustainable Growth Forum,” a panel discussion on sustainability, resilience, and the future of growth in the Greater West Houston region. The event will be held at the Embassy Suites-Energy Corridor, 11730 Katy Freeway.

Panelists include:

Jim Blackburn, Environmental Attorney, Founder, Bayou City Initiative
Lisa Clark, Ryko Development
Tory Gattis, Center for Opportunity Urbanism
Bill Fulton, Rice University, Kinder Institute
Heath Melton, Howard Hughes Corporation
Moderated by Michael Bloom, R. G. Miller Engineers, Inc.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit