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!

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Debunking Green Marketing Claims

We’re moving in an increasingly green direction, especially with the things we choose to buy and use in our daily lives. But what do these “environmentally friendly” claims and ecolabels on products really mean? ...

Prepare Your Irrigation System for Spring

Homeowners and property managers can learn tips to prepare their irrigation system for springtime. ...

Bottled Water: New Year, New Alternatives PT 2

The second part blog post aims to teach about what else you can find in bottled water, as well as helpful eco-alternatives to be more conservative with both water and waste. ...

Bottled Water: New Year, New Alternatives PT 1

No matter where you’re from in Texas, bottled water can be beneficial—but what constitutes as bottled water and where does it come from? ...

Environmental Internships with the Mickey Leland Environmental Internship (MLEIP) Program

Read about the 2020 Mickey Leland Environmental Internship Program (MLEIP) at TCEQ. ...

Teaching environmental awareness: Resources, project ideas, and lesson plans

Teaching environmental issues requires lesson plans, project ideas and resources. We've gathered them all for you. ...

Currently Accepting Grant Applications for Eligible Light-Duty Motor Vehicles

New grants are available through the TERP program. ...

The Five Most Interesting Facts from the 2018 Municipal Solid Waste Report

Every year, the TCEQ publishes a report summarizing the previous year's data on municipal solid waste, including recycling, land-filling, composting, and energy production. Here are some interesting findings from the 2018 report. ...

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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