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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Air Quality Perspective During COVID-19
Although the abrupt lifestyle transition driven by global “shelter in place” orders has presented many challenges, it has also given us a glimpse of what could be, long after we recover from this pandemic. Impacts from COVID-19 are causing people to re-evaluate many of our current systems– healthcare, the traditional…
Staying ‘Current’ on Earth Day with Water Conservation
While we stay at home, there may be ways you are looking to continue your conservation stewardship. Focusing on your water usage is a great way to go greener, and lower your utility bill in the process! Consider these tips in water conservation in and out of your home. Lets…
Invite Pollinators to the Party
While our spring plans may have seen some changes during this time, the season is still marked by an abundance of wildflowers. This beautiful display is due to our local area pollinators. From beetles to bees, pollinators fly or crawl a million miles to do the work to keep our ecosystem vibrant and healthy. Whether you’re a Master Gardener or someone who enjoys seeing butterflies flutter outside their window, here are seven easy ways anyone can support our local Texas pollinators. Provide…
Compost In Place During COVID-19
One benefit of sheltering in place is that you can sharpen your culinary skills. But, are you now producing more food waste? Instead of putting food scraps in your trash, start a COVID-19 compost pile! Compost is organic material that can be added to soil to help plants grow and…