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Website evolution: A look back at TCE online

From our blog: The new website you’re looking at is the product of a year’s worth of work from the selfless souls who dedicated their time, energy and expertise toward this project. Here’s a look back at our digital history!

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Learn to Compost! Houston Seminar Summary

The TCE Houston composting seminar was a major success! The information session was held at an eco-friendly store/restaurant called A Movable Feast and was sponsored by Texas Campaign for the Environment Fund.

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Walgreens responds to your letters

It’s good to know that the letters you send to corporate or government decision-makers really do make a difference. Walgreens started writing back to our supporters within one month!

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Environmentalists Protest Dollar Stores Toxic Inventory

KLBJ News: Environmentalists say low-income families and communities of color could be getting sick from toxic products bought at Family Dollar.

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Protesters urge dollar stores to stop selling items with cancer-causing chemicals

Click2Houston: Concerned consumers held signs and chanted outside a Family Dollar on Lawndale Street Wednesday urging the store and others like it to stop selling products, they say are riddled with toxic chemicals.

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Scruggs: We should heed pope’s climate change stance

Houston Chronicle op-ed: There is an old joke about the man in a flooding house who prays for rescue. As the water rises, firefighters come by in a rowboat and offer to help him out. He says, “No, no, I’m waiting for God to rescue me.”

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What’s the Damage? Fallout from the 84th Texas legislative session

Austin Chronicle: As in many years, the environmental fights at the 84th Legislature were mostly not to do good things, but to prevent bad things from happening – and at best, it was a split decision.

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Single-use Plastic Bags will be Free Again Monday

Dallas Observer: At what Dwaine Caraway said would be his last City Council meeting, the term-limited council member put on a vintage performance, fighting against what’s become the bane of his existence: single-use plastic bags.

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Texas environmentalists call for change in Walgreen’s products

CW 39 News Houston: Folks upset with Walgreen’s about chemicals in its products are protesting at the corner of sad and toxic.

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Abbott Signs Bill to Speed Permits, Limit Protests

Texas Tribune: Critics are worried that limiting the process would stifle what little voice everyday Texans have when manufacturers, chemical plants, landfills and other high-polluting businesses set up shop in their communities.

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