Clean Air Action Day

What will you do this month to help improve air quality? No idea? Have not given it much thought? Well, do not panic. Clean Air Action Day happens on June 22. There is still plenty of time to create a plan of your own and participate. Your options for making an impact on the world’s air quality are endless. Simply biking or walking to work and school, taking a packed lunch, switching to energy saving home appliances, and buying locally grown foods are just a few small changes with big impact potential. To maximize their impact and in anticipation of Clean Air Action Day, several colleges and universities around North Texas already hosted events and challenges. Campus Clean Air Action Days ar

Should You Go Green to Keep Your Lawn Green?

Now that summer is almost upon us, lawn care is on many people’s minds. Did you know there are more options than ever to go green with your lawn maintenance? Electric is a great alternative to traditional gas-powered mowers, blowers, and chainsaws, particularly for home maintenance. Electric equipment is clearly better for the environment, producing less air pollution, but is also quieter, generally smaller, lighter, and easier to store, produces less vibration, and lasts longer because there are fewer moving parts to wear out. Electric lawn care equipment also alleviates the burden of keeping gas, which is flammable and poisonous, on your property. Instead, it can be charged by simply plug

National Drive Electric Week (NDEW): Save the Date!

The 2018 NDEW event will be held at Grapevine Mills Mall on Saturday, September 8 from 10 am – 1 pm. Registration is now open on the National Drive Electric Week website and details are posted at the official North Texas NDEW website, www.driveelectricdfw.org. In case you’re new to NDEW, need a mid-week pick me up, or want a reminder of what a celebration of all-things-electric looks like, check out the 2017 North Texas NDEW recap video which does an awesome job distilling the excitement and feel of the day. Hope to see you on September 8! #texasEV #beatcalifornia

Conserve North Texas Website Launch

NCTCOG is pleased to announce the launch of the Conserve North Texas website, a regional clearinghouse of energy efficiency, water conservation, and transportation programs. The Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) population is expected to grow by 48 percent by 2040, to approximately 10.6 million people! Conservation and resource efficiency will be critical to accommodate this growth while also preserving existing regional resources. The Conserve North Texas website was developed to provide users with a "one-stop-shop" for a comprehensive inventory of programs, tools, case studies, and other resources that address water, energy, and transportation topics. Additional topics are planned for the future. We

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