EnvirocastÒ

Raising the environmental IQ of the region was the goal of EnvirocastÒ, an environmental newscast that H-GAC kicked-off in 2008. StormCenter Communications, Inc. developed EnvirocastÒ and ran the program which included a combination of live environmental newscasts and an accompanying website to make environmental information widely accessible and useful to the general public. H-GAC worked in partnership with the TSSWCB, the EPA, and media partner KPRC-TV Channel 2.

A steering committee made up of representatives from H-GAC, GBEP, Citizens Environmental Coalition, Bayou Preservation Association, Harris County, City of Houston, Harris County Flood Control District and Waste Management, Inc. provided the general direction for the project. The committee worked with Storm Center Communications, Inc. to update the website, identify content providers, select experts to be interviewed and provided calendar items. The project did not formally continue through 2008 due to lack of funding, however, the partnerships continue, and H-GAC still continues to explore and implement new and innovative ways to get environmental information out to various media sources.

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