EarthShare Texas and H-E-B Tear-pad Campaign support GEAA

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ESTX HEB Tear Pad Blanco River

GEAA is pleased to announce that H-E-B has selected EarthShare of Texas to be the beneficiary of its in-store coupon promotion for April, in recognition of Earth Day. This means that customers can tear off and add check-out coupons worth $1, $3, or $5 to their total bill.

H-E-B has supported many EarthShare of Texas organizations with corporate grants or in-kind contributions. The April tear-pad promotion enables H-E-B customers to support the program work of Earth Share of Texas organizations. GEAA will benefit, because the contributions will be divided among EarthShare of Texas organizations with program work in Central Texas.

Look for the EarthShare of Texas display and tear-off coupons at the check-out stands in H-E-B stores and the Central Markets store beginning in late March through April. And help support EarthShare of Texas and the Texas environment!


Hearing on Edwards Rules

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It is once more time for the annual TCEQ Hearing on the rules that regulate development on the Edwards Aquifer. As you are all aware, these rules are not sufficiently protecting the aquifer. GEAA has been submitting the same comments since 2005. In 2006, 2007, and 2009, we added recommendations to those previously submitted but never acted upon.

The TCEQ has provided us a unique opportunity in San Antonio this year by scheduling the Edwards Rules Hearings at a time and place that is actually accessible. We invite you to join us:

Tuesday, November 16th
9am at the TCEQ park 35 Office Complex,
Building E, Room 201 S
12100 park 35 Circle, Austin

Thursday, November 18th
6:30p.m. at the Tesoro Building, Alamo Area Council or Governments
Al J. Notzon III Board Room
8700 Tesoro Drive, Suite 100, San Antonio

I will be sending out a request for coverage, and hope that they can report from a room full of concerned citizens. Since TCEQ is under sunset review this session, now is our time to draw attention to their lack of due diligence in protecting our water supply.

I hope to see you there!


Workplace Giving with EarthShare goes a long way!

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Did you know that you might be able to help support GEAA through a workplace giving pledge through Earth Share of Texas? Earth Share represents us and several GEAA member groups, as well as 69 other environmental non-profits across Texas.

Many employers offer the Earth Share of Texas workplace giving choice, including:

  • the Cities of San Antonio, Austin, San Marcos, Dallas, Houston, and El Paso;
  • San Antonio ISD, Austin ISD, Houston ISD, Cypress-Fairbanks ISD;State or federal level employees; and
  • AT&T, REI, Dell Incorporated, Hewlett Packard, and many other private corporations.

For a complete list of organizations that offer the Earth Share choice, click here.

Please use these codes to support GEAA in your workplace campaign!
Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Code: 38728
Texas State Employees (SECC) Code: 035603
City of Austin Employees (COACCC) Code: 1821
City of San Antonio and Bexar County Code: 8422
City of Houston Employees (HCMC) Code: Pending
Houston Independent School District Employees (HISD) Code: Pending

We need your help in spreading the word about giving to GEAA through Earth Share. Anything you can do will be greatly appreciated.

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