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Texas Environmental Excellence Awards

Recognizing and honoring the state's most outstanding waste reduction and pollution prevention projects.

The application cycle for the 2016 Texas Environmental Excellence Awards is closed.
Winners will be announced in Spring 2016 and applications for 2017 will open in Summer 2016.


These Texas Environmental Excellence Awards (TEEA) Exit the TCEQ celebrate the efforts of citizens, communities, businesses, and organizations to preserve and protect the Texas environment. The public may nominate an individual, community, company, or organization for an award. They can also nominate themselves.

See video clips of the 2015 winners. Exit the TCEQ

More about the Awards

Each year the Texas Environmental Excellence Awards are given to honor achievements in environmental preservation and protection. As the state's highest environmental honor, the Office of the Governor and TCEQ commissioners recognize outstanding projects from nine diverse categories:

  • Agriculture
  • Civic/Community
  • Education
  • Individual
  • Innovative Operations/Management
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Technical/Technology
  • Water Conservation
  • Youth

Since 1993, the TEEA program (funded by registration fees from the TCEQ Environmental Trade Fair and Conference) has honored over 200 successful environmental projects and efforts.

In the spring, the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Committee works with TCEQ staff and the Office of the Governor to recommend winners based on a set of award criteria. The committee is composed of leaders in public and private industry with expertise in environmental policy and practices.

Recognition of Award Winners

The TCEQ will host a banquet on May 4, 2016, to honor the 2016 award winners. Held in Austin as part of the Environmental Trade Fair and Conference, this celebration of environmental achievements is hosted by the commissioners of the TCEQ.

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