TCEQ accepting applications for 2015 Texas Environmental Excellence Awards
Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Texas Environmental Excellence Awards, the state's highest environmental honor. These annual awards recognize achievements across Texas that significantly reduce waste, conserve natural resources, and prevent pollution.
Winners are honored at an awards banquet, held at the culmination of the agency’s Environmental Trade Fair and Conference, May 5-6, 2015.
“These winners represent the best and the brightest with their environmental innovations,” said TCEQ Chairman Bryan W. Shaw, Ph.D., P.E. “They serve as an example to the entire nation that Texans take an active role in protecting our natural resources.”
“While these winners will be honored with a banquet and plaque for one night, our entire state will benefit for years to come from their contributions,” said Commissioner Toby Baker. “We are very fortunate that they call Texas home.”
“It’s an honor to recognize these companies and individuals who do their part to take care of Texas,” said Commissioner Zak Covar. “Their commitment to our state, and the environment, should inspire us all.”
The Texas Environmental Excellence Awards are presented annually by the governor's office and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. A governor's blue ribbon committee identifies outstanding contributions in nine diverse categories. Each year, applicants consist of individuals, communities, companies, or organizations whose bold efforts within the state contribute to the protection of Texas natural resources. Award categories include: Agriculture, Civic/Community, Education, Individual, Innovative Operations/Management, Pollution Prevention, Technical/Technology, Water Conservation, and Youth.
Deadline for applications is October 3. To nominate an exemplary environmental effort for the 2015 awards, apply online.