Now accepting applications for the 2019 Texas Environmental Excellence Awards Celebrating the bold efforts of citizens, communities, businesses, and organizations to preserve and protect the Texas environment.

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

The Texas Environmental Excellence Awards honor achievements in environmental preservation and protection. As the state’s highest environmental honor, the Office of the Governor and commissioners from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality recognize outstanding projects from ten diverse categories. To learn more about how winners are recognized and for a list of categories, visit our About TEEA page.

We have a new category — Environmental Educator of the Year! The purpose of this award is to recognize one environmental educator in the state of Texas for their efforts in encouraging environmental stewardship. The award is sponsored by Waste Management of Texas, Inc. and they will provide the winning educator’s school/organization with a $2,500 cash donation to further their environmental efforts. 

Please note, there is a separate application and set of instructions for this category.


To apply for an award, please see our application and application instructions below. If you would like an example, send an email to and include the award category you’re interested in. You can view the 2018 winner videos and see pictures from the awards banquet on our Facebook page.

The last day you can apply is September 28, 2018

General Application (Online)

General Application (Word)

General Application Instructions

Individual Category Application Instructions

Environmental Educator of the Year Application (Online)

Environmental Educator of the Year Application (Word)

Environmental Educator of the Year Application Instructions