Bees Make Honey

Bee Facts

One mouthful in three of the foods you eat directly or indirectly depends on pollination
by honey bees. The value of honey bee pollination to U.S. agriculture is more than $14 billion annually, according to a Cornell University study. Crops from nuts to vegetables and as diverse as alfalfa, apple, cranberry, pumpkin and sunflower all require pollinating by honey bees. View more.

Bike Irving 

Bike Irving

The City of Irving is committed to an environmentally sound community. Bike Irving has been developed to coordinate increased use of safe bicycling and to encourage continued ways to reduce carbon emissions. View more.

Fats, Oils and Grease

Fats, Oils and Grease


The purpose of the City of Irving’s Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) program is to help prevent sanitary sewer overflows in the city’s wastewater system. Public education is the main goal, as well as helping customers improve operation and maintenance of their plumbing. View more.

Green Seam Project

Irving's Green Seam Project

In 2009, the city’s Environmental Stewardship Office went in search of an alternative to plastic “special event” bags usually distributed during special city held events. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, more than 380 billion plastic bags are used in the United States every year. Of those, approximately 100 billion are plastic shopping bags, which cost retailers about $4 billion annually. View more.

Remodeling

Remodeling


Remodeling is a great opportunity to improve your home. Doing it right will reap the benefits of health, safety, comfort and energy efficiency at minimal additional cost or inconvenience. Many green options are available. For more ideas on how to green your home, check out the U.S. Green Building Council’s Green Home Guide. View more.

Shopping

Shopping


Green purchasing means buying smart. Shop with the environment in mind - that is, buy products that help conserve natural resources, save energy and prevent waste. Green purchasing also can mean not buying things you don’t need. By educating yourself about the products you buy, you can make a difference in protecting the environment. View more.