Tips for a Green Halloween

Halloween is right around the corner, so that means costumes, parties and candy! This year consider implementing more sustainable and eco-friendly ways to be green in order to help improve our air quality. Being conscious of the environment won’t take the fun out of the holiday festivities. Don’t know how? Here are tips to have a “green” Halloween: DIY your costumes. Try something different this year by making a DIY costume. Making your own costume is affordable and will save you a trip to the costume store, therefore reducing the amount of bad ozone in the atmosphere. Even better, try to make your costume out of recycled material or old clothes that you no longer wear. Click here to help yo

North Texas Freight Terminal Electrification Call for Projects

The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG), under the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program, is offering approximately $1 million in grant funding through the North Texas Freight Terminal Electrification Call for Projects (CFP) for projects that reduce idling from transport refrigerated units (TRUs) of heavy-duty diesel trucks and trailers. Specifically, grant funding will be used to assist in construction and installation of EPA-verified electrified parking spaces (EPS) at truck terminals and distribution centers in the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) ten-county ozone nonattainment area that will we used to power TRUs while heavy-duty trucks an

NCTCOG Sponsoring Car Care Clinics in October

NCTCOG is partnering with local automotive repair shops to sponsor Car Care Clinics throughout October 2019 to help North Texas drivers whose vehicles have the check engine light illuminated. A vehicle’s check engine light turns on when there may be an issue that could negatively impact its emissions. These FREE clinics will provide drivers with an opportunity to talk to a technician about their vehicle’s issues and receive tips and advice to potentially make their car or truck run better. To find a clinic, visit For additional information, send an email to, or call 817-704-5697.

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