Air Central Texas (ACT) is an initiative to reduce exposure to air pollution in Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, and Williamson Counties through voluntary actions to reduce emissions and tools for the public to avoid exposure to high pollution levels when they occur. Participants include local governments, regional and state government agencies, non-profit groups and institutions, and businesses. ACT works to provide the public with information about Central Texas Air Quality, support existing air quality programs, and motivate everyone to make decisions that are Air Aware.
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TCEQ Now Accepting Rebate Grant Applications
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is now accepting applications for the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP) Rebate Grants Program on a first come, first-served basis. The Rebate Grants Program is limited to the upgrade or replacement of diesel on-road heavy-duty vehicles and select non-road equipment. On-road vehicles must have a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) greater than 8,500 pounds. Non-road equipment must be equipped with at least a 25 horsepower engine.
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The President's Environmental Youth Award
The EPA is accepting nominations for an award which recognizes K-12 students and their efforts to protect the environment.
The Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators (PIAEE)
The EPA is now accepting nominations of teachers for innovative approaches to environmental education.
2016 Air Central Texas Awards Winners
Air Central Texas is proud to announce Williamson County Commissioner Ron Morrison, Lone Star Clean Fuels Alliance , and Tom "Smitty" Smith from Public Citizen, as the winners of the 2016 Air Central Texas Awards.
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TCEQ announces grant funds for natural gas vehicles
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is accepting applications for funding consideration under the Texas Natural Gas Vehicle Grant Program, part of the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan.
Grant deadline: May 26, 2017
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Earth Day ATX - April 22, 2017
Come visit the ACT booth at Earth Day Austin - the largest sustainability event in Central Texas. Thousands from the Austin Area and beyond will come to learn about conservation and sustainable solutions, celebrate our love for the environment, and get connected to the best and most innovative green businesses and organizations.
60th Annual Zilker Garden Festival - March 25 - 26, 2017
ACT will be promoting air quality at the 60th Annual Zilker Garden Festival at Zilker Botanical Garden – a one-stop, garden shopping destination when spring arrives in Austin and Central Texas.
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