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On May 4, the TCEQ hosted a banquet to honor the 2016 winners of the Texas Environmental Excellence Awards. Held in Austin as part of the Environmental Trade Fair and Conference , this celebration of environmental achievements is hosted by...
Happy Thanksgiving readers! How are you spending your holiday? Will you enjoy a special meal with family and friends? Will you be shopping on Black Friday? Or maybe it’s a chance for you to get away from it all for...
Plastics Most community recycling programs accept some but not all kinds of plastics. The numbers in triangles on the bottom of plastic containers are part of a resin identification coding system that helps distinguish types of plastics. You can use...
Hopefully the fall season has the Texas outdoors calling your name. If so, take your family and friends on a camping excursion! Follow these tips to make it an eco-friendly outing. Pick a nearby park or campground. A shorter drive...
Paper Towel : 2-4 weeks Newspaper : 6 weeks Apple Core : 2 months Cigarette Butt : 1-5 years Plastic Bag : 10-20 years Aluminum Can : 80-200 years Plastic Bottle : 450 years Glass Bottle : 1 million years
In honor of Earth Day, we've compiled some ideas and resources for community and school service projects. In Your Community Organize a volunteer day in your local park to mulch trees. Mulch is important because it helps trees conserve water...
This week not only marks the start of autumn, but it also marks Pollution Prevention Week. Pollution prevention is any practice that reduces, eliminates, or prevents pollution at its source. Source reduction allows for the greatest and quickest environmental improvements...
Take Care of Texas Air Activity Poster includes a word search and maze on the back, as well as more educational games with tips on how to improve environmental quality. You can order FREE copies on the TCOT publications page:...

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