Many people do not realize how widespread this problem is. As the Houston Chronicle reported (“Efforts to bring fresher air to Houston face headwinds” Page A3, Sunday), Harris County has 188 concrete batch plants, more than any county in Texas. The number is likely to grow with the area’s population because the plants tend to
Our Community Outreach Director, Leticia Ablaza, worked for several months with Energy Institute High School environmental science students to produce over 20 podcasts to raise awareness about a variety of environmental issues and possible solutions. This week, we are highlighting the first podcast entitled, “Sorting Out Climate Change.” We hope you learn a little more about
Dozens of diesel dump trucks and cement mixers barrel down Schurmier Road in south Houston, weaving to and from five concrete batch plants on the narrow, residential side street. “That’s the house,” murmurs Bakeyah Nelson, the executive director of Air Alliance Houston, pointing from the passenger-seat window of a car as it passes by a
Our Director of operations and Community outreach coordinator at a Youth Summit presenting about air quality and public health. Collaborating with the organization Mi Familia Vota Emerging Latino Leaders and Air Alliance Houston to empower the youth to be the driving change for a better future.