Does your faith community do something special to conserve, protect, or preserve the Texas environment? If so, it’s time for your group to apply for the Texas Environmental Excellence Awards (TEEAs).
The TEEAs celebrate the bold efforts of citizens, communities, businesses, and community and faith organizations to preserve and protect the Texas environment. By honoring these winners, the TCEQ hopes to encourage other citizens to initiate like-minded projects and reinforce a spirit of environmental stewardship.
Recommended by a blue ribbon committee, the awards recognize outstanding, innovative environmental efforts in various categories. The TEEAs have told TXIPL that in most cases, faith groups should apply under the Civic/Non-profit category. Not sure you qualify? Check out the recommended criteria for the awards here.
The online application is easy to fill out at www.teea.org, but act now because the deadline for the 2008 awards is this Friday, October 26. Individuals and groups may also nominate others for this prestigious recognition.
Winners receive public recognition at a May 2007 banquet hosted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Winners also receive a feature video about their projects and a certificate by an acclaimed artist.
If you’ve gone green, go for it!