Take Care of Texas

Everyone's first step to Take Care of Texas is to learn about ways to get involved.

This website contains materials that range from general information about environmental programs to specific, step-by-step instructions that address common environmental situations.

Do Your Part! – Our animated house can show you ways to conserve water and energy, keep our air and water clean, reduce waste, and save money! It’s easy, give it a try.

Do your part

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Take The Pledge

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Do your part

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Order Your Plate

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Video Contest Accepting Entries

6th - 12th graders can win scholarships or GoPro camera packages. ...

Environmental Videos for Your Class

Free videos to help students learn about the environment. ...

Host a Summer Intern

Your organization can sponsor an intern. ...

Scouts can Earn a Take Care of Texas Award

The patch and pin recognize Scouts that are doing their part to keep our state great. ...

Shop Seasonally

Make a delicious recipe using seasonal ingredients! ...

How to Create a High-Scoring Video

View this example from last year’s Take Care of Texas Video Contest to learn what this student did right. ...

Recycling in Texas

How much do you think Texans recycle? ...

Top Ten Fuel Economy Myths

Do you know the truth about gas mileage? ...

Simple Ways to Take Care of Texas

How Texans Are Doing Their Part

I use a rain barrel to collect rainwater for watering my outdoor plants; its better for the plants and easier on my water bill. Sometimes I even use the rainwater to wash my dog!

- CYNTHIA R. RICHARDSON

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