Special Projects

Monitoring Air Quality

We’ve partnered with UT-Dallas, UNT-HSC, and Plano ISD to deploy two air quality (AQ) monitors at area high schools.

The primary goal is bringing new AQ information to schools and communities while engaging students in environmental science, health, and sustainability. The collected measurements will provide opportunities for project-based learning by students using real world data that is relevant to their community.

Renewable Power

Over 20% of electricity for municipal buildings is source from wind energy. This qualifies the City of Plano as an EPA Green Power Partner.

Power your home with 100% renewable electricity and help us become a Green Power Community.

Tree Planting

Trees play a vital role in our natural environment and Plano’s urban canopy provides many benefits such as: improving air quality, sequestering carbon dioxide, releasing oxygen, saving energy, filtering stormwater, providing shade and habitat, and increasing property value.

Live Green in Plano conducts tree giveaway events periodically. Sign up for the Live Green in Plano e-news to stay up to date on tree giveaway events.

Community Canopy Infographic

Air Quality Monitor

Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Habitats

Monarch butterfly species have declined 90% in the last 20 years. Learn how you can provide habitat for monarchs to prevent further species decline.

Pollinators are essential for our food systems and ecosystems. Understand how your lawn and garden can be healthy, beautiful and pollinator friendly.


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