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Green Buildings & Homes & Firefighter Pay: Houston Matters for Tues., May 27, 2014

The EPA recently indicated which corporations, businesses, and municipalities across the nation use the most “green” energy. The City of Houston placed in the top ten, and was number one among municipalities in its usage of green power (measured in kilowatt hours). On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss what that actually means, the […]

The EPA recently indicated which corporations, businesses, and municipalities across the nation use the most “green” energy. The City of Houston placed in the top ten, and was number one among municipalities in its usage of green power (measured in kilowatt hours).

On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss what that actually means, the city’s renewable energy program, and how Houston companies are seeking “greener” operations. Then, we learn about some of the many Houston organizations and businesses encouraging residents to make their homes greener, inside and out, from sustainable landscaping to eco-architecture.

Also this hour: for several months, the City of Houston has been negotiating a new contract with firefighters. After efforts stalled a few weeks ago, the sides seemed to move closer last week, but time is short – the current contract ends June 30th. We’ll learn where the negotiations stand.

And: there’s a whole industry devoted to serving moms-to-be. Not as much is out there for the dads, however. A Houston prenatal class for fathers-to-be aims to change that, as Maggie Martin will report.

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