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 2022 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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50 Days of Green Inspiration for 50 Years of Earth Day
We are excited to celebrate the 50th day of our Earth Day Every Day campaign in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Let’s take a look back at some of the things we learned as we shared a new Earth friendly fact each day for the past 50 days. We let…
Every year Global Wind day is celebrated on June 15. If this holiday is new news to you it is important you know why it is a holiday! Global Wind day is celebrated by spreading the knowledge how wind power works and is an amazing and powerful resource. This holiday…
Beyond the Sea
June 8th is World Oceans day, and with that we celebrate every droplet of water on earth. Why, because there is a finite amount of water on this planet. We also celebrate the Trinity River here in Dallas. Why? Because the Trinity River takes a 710 mile journey traversing the…
CECAP’s Historic Approval
Dallas City Council Unanimously adopts Climate Action Plan It is our pleasure to announce that Dallas City Council has approved the City’s first Comprehensive Environmental & Climate Action Plan (CECAP)! This plan lays the groundwork for implementation of ninety-seven actions across eight sectors to ensure a healthy, resilient, and equitable future for all…