2021 Year In Review
Year in Review: Let us know what you think!
We like asking our readers to tell us what they might put on a list of the most significant environmental accomplishments, controversies, issues, news, and events in the greater Houston region impacting the environment for the year. A lot has changed in the past six months!
Now that are approaching the end of 2021, what do you, our readers, believe have been the most significant environmental accomplishments, controversies, issues, news, and events in the greater Houston region so far this year? Please suggest additions to our list using this survey.
Earlier this year, you answered with the following:
- The Freeze / Winter Storm Uri
- Nesting whooping cranes
- Equity in the implementation of the flood bond
- Results from heat mapping
- Headwaters to Baywaters
Our predictions and hopes for 2021 included the following:
- Implementation of the Houston Climate Action Plan, especially the planting of trees to absorb CO2 but which need a long time to grow.
- Climate Action Plan
- Police Reform
- Climate change, climate resilience, climate crisis, climate resilience, climate action plans, City of Houston Climate Action Plan
- Climate solutions: tree planting, prairies, native plants, transition to renewables, things we are already doing
- Riparian Corridors along Bayous & Streams
- Establishing Urban Prairies on Utility Right of Ways
- Many More Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
- Applying pressure to NRG to take the coal burners out of service at WA Parish
- Abbott’s & Leg plans to strip local control & to further reduce voting rights
- Reframing Houston as an energy hub powered by fossil fuels to an energy hub sourced from renewables.
- Solving the inequities of urban heat around the greater Houston area.