Back to School Tips for Protecting Your Child's Health

By | Luke Metzger
Director, Environment Texas

With my five year old son Gus starting Kindergarten this week, I went through a mental checklist to make sure he has everything he needs (school supplies - check. lunchbox filled with healthy food - check. afterschool program confirmed to pick him up - check. his hair combed in the morning - well, maybe tomorrow). With the critical stuff out of the way, I started to think about other things he needs to learn in a safe, healthy environment. Here are a few tips I came up with.

It’s time for the TX Legislature to stand up for our parks

By | Luke Metzger
Director, Environment Texas

Tomorrow, inside this building, the House of Representatives will vote on a budget which would make massive cuts to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. HB 1 would cut funding for parks by 25% for the 2012-2013 biennium. These cuts could force the closure of at least seven state parks, eliminate funding for local parks and playgrounds, end leases for almost one million acres of public hunting land and hurt wildlife management efforts. 

Where's the split?

By | Rob Sargent
Energy Program Director

All over the media for the past several years, I've seen claims of environmental groups supporting nuclear energy as an environmental solution and that there is a split in the community. See a recent example yesterday on NPR. In truth, there is no split.

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