Tips for a Sustainable Thanksgiving Season

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10+ Tips for a Sustainable Thanksgiving

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Everything is bigger in Texas, including our Thanksgiving celebrations!

Unfortunately, Thanksgiving is a leading holiday for food waste and trash, higher energy usage, and other negative impacts on our local environment.

Here are some environmental-friendly tips you can integrate with your holiday traditions.

Thanksgiving Tips

Gift-Giving Gone Green

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This year’s shopping season looks a little different already, so why not add a green twist to your gift giving?

Whether you’re shopping in stores, ordering online, or handcrafting a gift, there are simple ways you can prevent unnecessary waste.

Here are some helpful tips for shopping!

Green Holiday Shopping

Texas Recycles Week

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Texas Recycles Day (also known as America Recycles Day) is Nov. 15, 2020! The occasion is set aside to educate Texans and stimulate awareness on the benefits of waste reduction and recycling.

We're expanding the celebration all week long! Follow us on social media and check out our blog for more information on recycling

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STEM Day Spotlight: L'Oreal Stepney

L'Oreal Stepney

In celebration of National Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Day on Nov. 8, Take Care of Texas is highlighting the career of L’Oreal Stepney, Deputy Executive Director at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

Learn how the movie “Top Gun” inspired her to study engineering, and what led to her executive career at TCEQ.

Read the Interview

STEM Day Spotlight: Ramiro Garcia, Jr.

Ramiro Garcia. Jr.

We also interviewed another influential leader at TCEQ in celebration of National Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Day on Nov. 8.

Ramiro Garcia, Jr., Deputy Executive Director at TCEQ, has a unique perspective on leadership that is inspired by his family and Texas roots.

Read the Interview

Reminder: Video Contest Deadline

Take Care of Texas Video Contest

Take Care of Texas is accepting submissions to the 6-12 grade video contest! Know a student who would enjoy the contest or a teacher who could share with their students? Share this opportunity with them! Students who submit qualified videos are eligible to win GoPro camera packages or scholarships.

Learn more about the video contest on our websiteThe deadline to submit is Friday, Dec. 4.

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