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.
In 2012, the OEQ developed the City’s first Sustainability Plan, based on the objectives of the EMS. It is continually updated to serve the ever-changing needs of our growing communities.
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The City of Dallas Office of Environmental Quality is celebrating Pollution Prevention Week by hosting its 8th annual Dallas Green Fest™, sponsored by Living Earth, on Saturday, September 24th from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. This year, we will be at the future home of the Farmers Assisting Returning Military…
Cedar Ridge Preserve – Eagle Scout Butterfly Garden Restoration Project Will Maddox is a Scout in Troop 42 at St. Andrews Presbyterian church, Dallas. He chose Cedar Ridge Preserve for his Eagle Scout Project because his troop hiked there in preparation for a summer backpacking trip at Philmont Scout Ranch,…
The Defend Your Drains Olympics Contest Starts August 1st and runs through September 9th. Download a copy of the contest rules here.
The news is full of sad stories about bees and butterflies. The decline of these important pollinator insects has spurred action campaigns by government leaders, conservationists, garden organizations and commercial enterprises across our country. Two such efforts to raise awareness, educate citizens, and take action toward protecting and repopulating our…