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Wildlife Over Waste

Every day, people are throwing away tons of single-use cups, containers and other plastic “stuff.” Among the worst forms of plastic pollution is polystyrene foam (the stuff most of us call Styrofoam), which never fully degrades. Nothing we use for a few minutes should be allowed to pollute our oceans and rivers and threaten wildlife for centuries.

UT's Dirty Little Secret

The University of Texas is involved in one of the largest oil and gas operations in America, accounting for more than 100,000 tons of Texas’ annual emissions of methane — a greenhouse gas far more dangerous and potent than carbon dioxide. UT’s policies on methane pollution don’t make the cut, so we're calling on University leaders to require companies to cut their pollution in half within 5 years.

Trouble in the Air

The Million Acre Parks Project

From camping under the stars at Big Bend Ranch to exploring the cypress swamps of Caddo Lake, our parks make life better here in Texas. In them we can build sandcastles at the beach, camp in the mountains, stargaze in dark sky sanctuaries, and even explore dinosaur footprints. Our parks protect the clean water we depend on and provide a home for some of Texas’ most wondrous wildlife, like the black bear and the leatherback sea turtle. 

The Million Acre Parks Project

From camping under the stars at Big Bend Ranch to exploring the cypress swamps of Caddo Lake, our parks make life better here in Texas. In them we can build sandcastles at the beach, camp in the mountains, stargaze in dark sky sanctuaries, and even explore dinosaur footprints. Our parks protect the clean water we depend on and provide a home for some of Texas’ most wondrous wildlife, like the black bear and the leatherback sea turtle. 

The Great American Outdoors Act

From the Grand Canyon to local hiking trails, our public lands are a big part of what makes this country so great. These wild forests, mountains, lakes and prairies are home to important ecosystems and wildlife. They’re where we go to spend time outdoors with our families and friends to hike, bike, fish and see wildlife.
For most Americans, the idea that we’ve found some places so special, sacred even, that we made sure they would be protected forever, is one of our proudest achievements. And with the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), we’ve been able to do just that.

The Clean Water Network

The people who take action to clean up and protect our rivers, lakes and streams need all the help they can get. Since 2014, our Clean Water Network has connected these local heroes with each other, uniting more than 250 local and regional watershed groups around the country so they can be more effective champions for clean water.

Texas Clean Air Project

Industrial facilities in Texas violated clean air laws every single day in 2019, illegally releasing over 174 million pounds of pollution, including chemicals linked to asthma and cancer. Backed by our members, Environment Texas Research and Policy Center is standing up to the polluters and demanding they follow the law and stop polluting our air.

Tell Whole Foods: Planet Over Plastic

A garbage truck worth of plastic waste enters our oceans every minute — and once there, it can injure or kill birds and marine animals such as sea turtles. A major source of this pollution? Single-use plastic packaging, like the kind that comes with the food you buy at the grocery store. In order to turn the tide on plastic pollution, we need corporations to do their part to eliminate single-use plastic packaging.

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