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. ...

It's Time to Plant Trees and Shrubs

Fall is an ideal time to plant trees and shrubs in Texas. ...

Video Contest Entry Tips

These resources will help you create a great entry for the Video Contest. ...

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. ...

Attracting Wildlife to Your Yard

Create a beautiful habitat for wildlife, right in your own yard. ...

Score Big Energy Savings with Your Game Console

Reduce your console’s energy use and still enjoy the newest and most exciting features. ...

Apply for an Environmental Award

Apply for a Texas Environmental Excellence Award ...

Plant Your Own Bluebonnet Patch

Fall is the best time to plant native wildflowers. ...

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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