The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston has been named a platinum level member in the TCEQ’s Clean Texas program, which is designed to reward organizations whose environmental performance goes beyond compliance with environmental laws.

M.D. Anderson Cancer Center joins more than 90 organizations in Texas that are committed to environmental improvements in their communities. Through Clean Texas, members volunteer to protect Texas’s air, water, land and to conserve its resources.

M.D. Anderson Cancer Center works to reduce and better manage hazardous and nonhazardous waste; reduce water and energy use; and organize local litter cleanups. It also contributes to environmental education and the donation of medical equipment.