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About TEEA

The state's highest environmental honor since 1993.
About our Program

The Texas Environmental Excellence Awards is an annual awards program that honors achievements in environmental preservation and protection. There are ten diverse award categories that provide citizens, communities, businesses, and organizations an opportunity to obtain the state’s highest environmental honor and be recognized for their environmental projects. 


Since 1993, we have honored more than 250 successful environmental projects and efforts. By honoring these winners, the TCEQ hopes to encourage others to initiate like-minded projects and reinforce a spirit of environmental stewardship.

If you are interested in applying, visit our How to Apply page for details on the application process.

Blue Ribbon Committee

The members review and score selected applications from the ten award categories and then meet once. Their recommendations are then considered by the TCEQ commissioners and the Governor. Visit our BRC page for the list of our 2019 members.

  • Agriculture
  • Civic/Community
  • Education
  • Environmental Educator of the Year
  • Individual
  • Innovative Operations/Management
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Technical/Technology
  • Water Conservation
  • Youth
Recognition of Award Winners

The TCEQ will celebrate the 2019 award winners at a banquet on May 15, 2019, the last day of the Environmental Trade Fair and Conference. All are invited to attend! Visit our registration page for information and details for the 2019 banquet. 

The TCEQ funds the banquet using registration fees from both the banquet and the TCEQ’s Environmental Trade Fair and Conference. For more information, email events@tceq.texas.gov.