ExxonMobil

ExxonMobil Houston Campus

Spring, Texas, United States

Certified Gold through 2022

Project Name
Project Type
East and West Lakes
Wetlands & Water Bodies
Cavity-nesting birds (multiple species)
Avian
Earth Day Outreach and Education
Awareness & Community Engagement
Organized Bird Watching Events
Awareness & Community Engagement
About the Program
The ExxonMobil Houston Campus, 20 miles north of Houston, Texas, encompasses 190 acres of forest, landscaped and wetland habitats with trails. The site is located adjacent to Spring Creek and Montgomery County Preserve. The campus houses over 10,000 staff members and the team regularly engages employees and partners in a range of conservation activities. In this region, where lakes and wetlands were previously more prominent, the team actively works to improve habitat quality, increase biodiversity and raise awareness of local conservation issues. To support these goals, the team works to create diverse habitats and organizes campus-wide awareness events linked these areas.

Practices and Impacts
  • The team created and continues to monitor 11 acres of wetland and lake habitat to support native forbs and trees that require aquatic habitats. The wetland area includes trails that allow employees to visit the habitat without disturbance. The project is part of a larger landscape-level plan to reduce water run-off.
  • A total of 16 birdhouses and duck houses were established in appropriate locations throughout the campus. Monitoring data indicates that avian diversity continues to grow across campus.
  • Employees regularly maintain and monitor the boxes. Updates about the projects progress are communicated through the company’s internal social media.
  • The team’s annual Earth Day celebration, led by employees and community partners, educates residents about campus sustainability initiatives, including efforts focused on habitat and species conservation. The celebration includes wildlife talks and sustainability tours of the campus and engages approximately 2,000 participants each year.
  • Twice-annual bird watching events educate employees about local species and conservation priorities. During these events, attendees explore the campus trails and surrounding landscape. Since 2017, an average of approximately 165 campus residents have participated in these events each year, and data from the winter event is contributed to the Audubon Christmas Bird Count.
  • A pollinator habitat was created in 2017. Employees regularly engage in Earth Day events, informal campus tours and volunteer maintenance activities that focus on this habitat. Employees also frequently share their experiences with fellow employees through the company’s internal social media, further raising awareness of the importance of pollinator habitats.

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