Lights Out Houston + Earth Hour

By | March 3, 2016
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Thursday, March 17 – Sunday, March 20
Earth Hour spotlight: Saturday, March 19, 8:30-9:30 PM

The “Energy Capital of the World” will continue its progress toward becoming the “Energy Conservation Capital” by turning off the lights the nights of Thursday, March 17 – Sunday, March 20, 2016 with a special Earth Hour spotlight on Saturday, March 19, from 8:30 to 9:30 PM. Lights Out Houston started in 2008 as a citywide commitment to energy efficiency by commercial building owners and their tenants. Earth Hour is an annual global celebration where people in more than 172 countries and territories switch off their lights for one hour.

The goal of the program has expanded to establish a sustained reduction in the use of non-essential electricity by all buildings throughout the greater Houston area. Participants are asked to sign a pledge now, committing to reducing energy usage.

For more information about the Lights Out Houston + Earth Hour, and to sign the pledge, please visit

Learn more about City of Houston’s sustainability efforts:

For more information contact:
Lisa Lin
Office of Sustainability
City of Houston

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District provided services such as safety patrols by off-duty HPD officers, graffiti abatement, trash pick-up, maintenance of esplanades, among other services outlined in the Districts’ Assessment Plan, that are supplemental to services provided by the City of Houston, had been reduced in Mid-November and ceased completely as of December 11. The District had to cease the services due to unpaid assessments from some of the commercial property owners within the District. Delinquent assessments for 2016 and prior years are being collected for services that were delivered in 2017. The current lawsuit status does not affect the collection of delinquent assessments due for 2016 and prior years for services rendered for calendar year 2017. Please direct questions regarding the cessation of services to Executive Director, Ben Brewer at We are committed to helping our neighborhood remain the safe, vibrant and attractive place to live and do business and would like to hear from you on how we can continue to work together in this effort.