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!

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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!

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News You Can Use Newsletter

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Take Care of Texas License Plate

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Foods You Shouldn't Wash Down the Drain

Avoid costly clogs, protect public health, and keep our water clean. ...

From the Street to the Creek

Water runoff can carry pollutants from streets, yards, and driveways into our streams, lakes, and bays. ...

Texans Don’t Litter, Do They?

What would it take to be litter-free? ...

Share Your Story

Find out how your fellow Texans are doing their part! ...

Video Contest Now Accepting Entries

6th - 12th graders can win scholarships or GoPro Camera Packages. ...

It’s Here, Your Ultimate Guide to Xeriscape™ Landscaping

This water-efficient landscaping is more than just rocks and cactus. ...

Texas’ Highest Environmental Honor

Applications are open for the Texas Environmental Excellence Awards. ...

How to Avoid Costly Septic System Repairs

Taking care of your septic system is good for the environment and your wallet! ...

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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