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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Make Litter Your Business and Earth Day Every Day
COVID-19 has put a damper on springtime celebrations. However, that doesn’t mean we still can’t do something good even while we shelter in place. We are encouraged to spend time outside, take walks and enjoy our outdoor spaces while we physically distance. When you’re outside, why not pick up some…
Hummingbird Life is Sweet
Spring is in full bloom in Dallas. Flowers add bright color to your garden and invite visitors to your landscape. This time of year, pollinators like bees and butterflies fly from flower to flower gathering pollen. Some flowers also provide nectar, an immediate food source for pollinators. Another pollinator that…
Don’t Herb Your Enthusiasm, Grow it!
Are you excited to grow food at home? An easy way to get some growing experience is to start with herbs. There are several perennial herbs you can easily grow at home in any urban space. These herbs require little water, have if any pest problems, and they love our…
How to Score a Victory with a Micro Quarantine Garden
Last week, we had several days of chilly rain. Currently, in Dallas, we are in a mandatory shelter in place. Schools are closed. Non-essential businesses are closed. But this week, the weather has been extra warm. People are excited to be outside and want to do something. People and families…