The Environmental Trade Fair and Conference is Texas' premier environmental educational forum featuring topics such as the drought crisis, oil and gas, air quality, waste management, and many more. One new track this year is Management Tools for Small Water Utilities. Hurry to purchase your tickets; registration on or before March 29 is only $99! At the 2013 ETFC you can:
•Get the latest information about:
- air, water, and waste issues
- compliance assistance
- rules and regulations
- asset management
•Earn continuing education units
•Visit the exhibit hall for the latest environmental information
•Attend the Texas Environmental Excellence Awards banquet
Managing and protecting the state's water—in the face of an ongoing drought, increasing population, and a robust business climate—led the matters facing lawmakers when the 83rd legislative session convened, Jan. 8.
There are no easy answers and the challenge is daunting. The ongoing and unprecedented weather will present legislators with hard decisions about natural resources and the basic needs of the state's citizens. As one of the agencies charged with implementing legislation, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is poised for an even greater involvement in these issues. Read more.
Cold winter weather is here. Weatherizing by using caulk and weather-stripping for seams, cracks, and openings to the outside of your home, can save you 10% on your energy bill. Properly insulating your home, in addition to weatherizing, can reduce heating and cooling costs up to 20%.
Find more money and energy saving tips at TakeCareOfTexas.org.
Learn about proper home insulation and sealing air leaks at Energy.gov.
Where to Insulate. Adding insulation in the areas shown here is one of the best ways to improve your home's energy efficiency. Insulate either the attic floor or under the roof. Check with a contractor about crawl space or basement insulation.
Texas Water Smart is a diverse public-private coalition of businesses, trade associations, cities, water suppliers, and elected officials who are committed to promoting water conservation. Members of the steering committee include TCEQ Chairman Brian W. Shaw, Ph.D. and Texas Department of Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples.
The purpose of Texas Water Smart is to educate families and businesses about easy and efficient ways to conserve water by taking simple, common sense steps.
Visit the Take Care of Texas Water Conservation page for more ideas to save water and learn about drought conditions. You might even save some money on your water bill while you’re at it.
Learn about recycling initiatives for individuals, businesses, and local governments.