News Releases Archive - 2014

December 15, 2014
The holiday season is here and with it comes tons of extra waste. Americans throw away 25 percent more trash during the Thanksgiving to New Year's holiday period than any other time of year. That extra waste amounts to 25...
November 5, 2014
Take Care of Texas, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s statewide environmental education campaign, has announced that H-E-B, the state’s largest grocery store chain, is a Proud Partner in the statewide program. “Environmental responsibility is important for all Texans. Now...
September 22, 2014
As autumn brings the start of the school year, football games, and cooler temperatures, it also signals the arrival of another seasonal display—falling leaves. While Texans are encouraged to plant shade trees to help lower their utility bills in the...
September 11, 2014
As Texas slowly moves out of its devastating drought, and precipitation totals begin to increase, Take Care of Texas, a program of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, has produced a video on how to build a rain barrel, and...
June 17, 2014
Now that summer is here, many Texans look forward to enjoying the warm weather and spending time traveling with family and friends. Take Care of Texas , a program of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, is offering some simple...
April 29, 2014
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality announces the winners of the 22nd annual Texas Environmental Excellence Awards . These prestigious awards bring attention to the most innovative and effective projects that prevent pollution and preserve natural resources in Texas. Among...
April 21, 2014
On Earth Day, April 22, Take Care of Texas is offering “Take Six for Texas,” a bundle of six yard care guides that not only help you maintain a healthy yard, but save you money and time, while protecting Texas’...
April 10, 2014
As executive director, Covar revamped the agency’s Take Care of Texas program and put a strong emphasis on educational outreach.“Commissioner Baker, Chairman Shaw, and I are all huge champions of protecting Texas, of the natural beauty and resources of the...
March 20, 2014
Today marks the first day of spring, and while we can enjoy milder temperatures, the TCEQ says now is the time to prepare our living and outdoor spaces for the eventual arrival of summer heat. The agency’s Take Care of...
February 28, 2014
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality today announced that Texans turned in more than 38 million pounds of electronics to computer and television manufacturers for recycling in 2013. Computer manufacturers reported collecting 22,220,731 pounds of computer equipment. TV manufacturers reported...

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