Celebrate Texas Conservation during COVID-19

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Newsletter Articles:

2020 TEEA Winners  |  Earth Day Photo Contest Winners  |  Frisco Boy Wins National Environmental Award  |  Masks and Gloves Disposal  |  TCOT Backyard Project: CompostDrinking Water Awareness Week  | Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday  |  TCOT COVID-19 Resources

Presenting the 2020 TEEA Winners!

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The Texas Environmental Excellence Awards (TEEA) is an annual awards program that honors achievements in environmental preservation and protection. Due to COVID-19, we want to virtually promote and recognize these amazing organizations and individuals!

Check out the TEEA 2020 winners webpage for winner profiles, or click the button below to read our highlights blog post.

Applications for 2021 Awards will be accepted starting in June 2020.

Check out the Winners

Earth Day Photo Contest Winners

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Congratulations to the two winners in our Earth Day Photo Contest - Patti JohnsonCelia Gonzalez!

Thanks to all of the contest participants who helped celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

The winners received a $100 gift card provided by H-E-B! #TakeCareOfTexas #TheBestPlaceOnEarth

Winning Photos

Frisco Boy Wins National Environmental Award

President's Environmental Youth Award Winner

Prince Nallamothula, a student from Frisco, Texas, is among the winners of the 2019 President’s
Environmental Youth Award.

Nallamothula’s winning project for the program a is mobile application called “3RApp,” which helps his community sort their recycling.

In this blog post, we interviewed Prince and his family on how he won this prestigious award!

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Masks and Gloves: Fight the Flush

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Masks and gloves are being flushed into our sewage systems, or being thrown out and collecting in our city water treatment cycles and natural waterways.

Help us spread the message to #SaveOurSewers

More Here

TCOT Backyard Projects: Compost

Vernon's Garden and Compost pile

The Take Care of Texas team practices what we preach!

In this post, TCOT team member Vernon E. shares how he's gotten his hands dirty in his backyard garden and started a new compost pile from food scraps!

We’d love to see what "backyard projects" you’ve started while at home!

Go to our Share Your Story webpage and upload your story and photo there, or send your photo and story to educate@tceq.texas.gov.

Learn More

Drinking Water Awareness Week

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During the week of May 3-9, the American Water Works Association invites you join an educational journey into the world of drinking water.

The AWWA has a library of materials, including kid’s activities, government proclamations, celebration ideas, social media graphics, and much more. 

Take Care of Texas also has resources you can download and share digitally! Keep an eye on TCOT’s Instagram  and Facebook feeds for posts too.

Do Your Part

Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday

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We want you to conserve water, energy, and utility bill costs by waiving sales tax on several water- and energy-saving appliances on the Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday.

During Memorial Day weekend, May 23–25, Texans can potentially save hundreds of dollars when purchasing, renting, or leasing qualifying appliances tax–free!

More on Savings

TCOT COVID-19 Resources

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Below we're providing links to TCEQ and TCOT webpages, blogs, and videos for quick reference and to share virtually with your fellow Texans!


Share Your Story

Share Your Story

We invite you to share your story on the ways you Take Care of Texas. Bragging is encouraged and you can upload a picture.

Share Here!

Proud Partners

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If your business, organization, or nonprofit isn't signed up as part of our Proud Partner Program - we encourage you to apply!

Apply Here!