Monday, June 04, 2007

Support Spring, TX competing in Yahoo's Green City Challenge

Just a quick pass-along request from HS reader Lauren Kozak:
Spring, TX is one of the top contenders in Yahoo’s Green City Challenge. Cities across the country are competing for the fleet of hybrid taxis -- the more residents of Spring use Yahoo! Be a Better Planet (, the better your chance of having the hybrid taxis or $250,000 for an environmental project for the city.

There’s only a week left in the challenge, but Spring is currently in second place and rising-- and definitely has a chance to win. I was hoping you might be interested in rallying your local readers to try to win the challenge, along with fostering some Houston pride, and bettering our planet!

The link for where the city stats are is You can find videos, banners, images and more here, if you’d like to use them:
My last check tonight shows that Spring has slipped to fourth, but I imagine a strong push by Houston Strategies readers - plus maybe some other local bloggers - could put them back in the running. It would be a nice accolade for a suburb of the Energy Capital of the World...



At 9:18 AM, June 05, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I happy for the Spring. The Old Town Spring area is a wonderful asset to the Houston Region.

P.S. Can a geographical area win a cleanest city contest when it is technically not a city?

At 6:28 PM, June 05, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I'm the Lauren that originally organized this placement. According to the terms of the contest, only a city can win, not a region. However, I'd like to think that a fleet of hybrid taxis or other green project can benefit a whole region. :)

The terms are here: if you want to check them out.

Thanks for asking! ~Lauren,

At 4:25 PM, June 06, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What - if anything - is Spring doing to become a greener unincorporated area (since it's not a city...)?

At 7:57 PM, June 06, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi! Lauren again. Spring is participating in Yahoo's Green City Challenge, which you can learn more about at Participants in the challenge can do one of three things:
1.) Make a green pledge on
2.) Ask and/or answer environmental questions on Yahoo! Answers
3.) Do a environmental mobile search on Yahoo! oneSearch.

Thanks for asking! ~Lauren,

At 10:56 AM, June 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have lived in Spring off and on for 27 years, and have never seen one taxi. All the more reason why we should have this fleet, though.


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