A Leader in Sustainability and Environmental Management
The City of Dallas is committed to ensuring that resources are available for future generations, while protecting the quality of life of current residents and the vitality of our businesses today.
In 2004, the City began its work implementing an Environmental Management System that would change the way it does business – looking at the entire cycle of the processes it provides and materials it uses. Through this shift, City staff came to understand that being proactive, rather than reactive, was the smart way to save resources, save money, and save time. These principles laid the foundation for the Environmental Policy.
In 2008, the Office of Environmental Quality (OEQ) and other EMS Departments proudly accepted the first certification of the City’s Environmental Management System to the ISO 14001 standard. This system continues to drive change toward minimizing pollution, eliminating risk, compliance with regulations, and continual improvement.
We are pleased to present the 2021 Environmental Accomplishments Report, based on the objectives of the EMS. The report highlights how the City of Dallas complies with environmental laws and regulations and continually strives to improve our environmental performance.
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It’s a New Year – Breathe Easy Dallas
City of Dallas and The Nature Conservancy in Texas, together with Texas A&M Transportation Institute began installing neighborhood air quality monitors in nine different Dallas neighborhoods as part of the Breathe Easy Dallas project this week. “We are so excited to finally get this equipment into the neighborhoods,” said Susan…
It’s a Bright Sunshiny Day
The 2020 DFW Solar Tour is a free, virtual event on Saturday, October 3, 2020, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This is your chance to see how homeowners and businesses use solar energy, wind energy, energy efficiency, and other sustainable technologies to save money and reduce consumption of natural resources.…
The National Drive Electric Week Event Webinar Will Explore the Growing EV Scene in Texas
A video message from Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson and videos of an electric vehicle road rally and Dallas-Fort Worth electric bus service will highlight a National Drive Electric Week (NDEW) event focusing on North Texas. This virtual event is part of a national celebration of electric vehicles and is “based” in…
All Communities Breathe Clean Air!
Clean air action day is August 5th this year, but we are celebrating on the 4th with All Communities Breathe Clean Air presented by the City of Dallas. Don’t miss the free symposium and learn about the Clean Air Action Challenge issued by Air North Texas, while we remain safer indoors. Maintaining clean air to breathe is seldom top-of-mind for most people. …