Texas Campaign for the Environment: Awards
Texas Campaign for the Environment does not do this work to receive awards, but on occasion it receives recognition for its work.
2008 Liveable City Vision Awards: Celebrating the Five E's of Sustainability
Once a year, the Board of Liveable City pauses to recognize and thank the people, organizations, and community efforts that have demonstrated vision and commitment to improving life in Austin. For their 5th Annual Liveable City Vision Awards, the group has recognized Texas Campaign for the Environment and Dell for creating the computer industry’s leading recycling program setting a new mark for corporate responsibility.
Excellence in Environmental Awareness 2006 Nonprofit Organization Award
The League of Women Voters of Texas recognized the successes of Texas Campaign for the Environment in addressing the issue of electronic waste and recycling. The selection committee acknowledged the key role that TCE has played at the state and national level.
Best of Austin 2004. Best New Partnership: Texas Campaign for the Environment & Dell
Relationships are hard work. But with compromise and understanding of your partner's concerns, you can work it out. Texas Campaign for the Environment and Dell started as adversaries of sorts, with TCE pressuring Dell to increase recycling of electronic waste. But Dell insisted it really cared about the environment, and when Round Rock's personal computer market leader put its money where its mouth is, protest turned into pats on the back from activists. TCE is still pushing for more, but at least Venus knows that Mars is actually listening.
City of Austin Environmental Awareness Award: Outstanding Environmental Service
Texas Campaign for the Environment won the "Environmental Awareness Award" for a Community or Non-profit Organization for 2000-2001 in recognition of "Outstanding Environmental Service." TCE was selected for this award by the four City of Austin citizen advisory bodies which address environmental issues.
Best of Austin 2001. Best Advocate for Breathing: Robin Schneider, Texas Campaign for the Environment
When the TNRCC claimed it couldn't record pollution complaints on the Web, Schneider, TCE, and its research arm, Public Research Works did it themselves -- as one more way of goading the regulatory agency into doing its job. Schneider was a central member of this year's environmentalist caucus that kept the pressure on the Lege to finally do something about grandfathered industrial polluters -- and succeeded, with one of the big people's victories of the session. She met Lege skepticism with knowledge in the committee room and in the lobby, and stayed late into the night to counter the polluters' arguments with more knowledgeable arguments of her own. "They've had 30 years to 'volunteer' to do the right thing," testified Schneider. "It's long past time to require them to get the job done." She was right - and won.