Take Care of Texas

All Texans have a part to play in preserving our exceptional quality of life.

Take Care of Texas is a statewide campaign from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality that provides helpful information on Texas’ successes in environmental protection and encourages all Texans to help keep our air and water clean, conserve water and energy, reduce waste, and save a little money in the process!

Thank you for doing your part to Take Care of Texas. And, remember—Texas has clean air, rivers, lakes, and bays, so get outdoors and enjoy them!

Do your part

Do Your Part

Take The Pledge

Take th e Pledge and we will send you a FREE Texas Parks & Wildlife "Texas State Parks: Official Guide" and a FREE sticker!

News You Can Use Newsletter

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Take Care of Texas License Plate

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License Plate

Try Our Updated Energy Quizzes

Test your knowledge of energy with our new quiz. ...

Recognizing Environmental Educators

We’re spotlighting the two teachers who won the 2019 Environmental Educator of the Year awards. ...

Beneficial Bugs and How to Attract Them

Some insects can be a boon to your garden. Find out which ones, and how to attract them. ...

Community Spotlight Shines on Youth Program

This program teaches teens about water and gets them involved in volunteer service. ...

Get Smart with the Latest Energy Saving Technology

Smart devices have innovative features that are convenient and save energy. ...

Become One of Our Proud Partners

Learn about our Proud Partner program. ...

Must-Have Lesson Plans for Environmental Educators

Check out these TEKS-aligned lesson plans for educators. ...

Teaching Resources to Help Kids Care About Water Conservation

Teach your students about water conservation. ...

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!


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