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!

News You Can Use Newsletter

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Take Care of Texas License Plate

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Save Energy and Money with a Smart Thermostat

Heating and cooling in Texas have an immense impact on energy use and costs for homes, totaling about 40% of residential energy expenses....

Earth Day Publications for Educators

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, 2020, we want to share our FREE publications with teachers and educators! ...

NEW YEAR SURVEY FEEDBACK SERIES – PT.2

After further analysis of the New Year survey feedback, we present you with some common trends we found in the open-ended responses. Before reading on, we recommend you check out the first post in this series. ...

How to Use Compost

Have you been saving kitchen scraps and yard trimmings for your compost pile? Here are some tips on how to use your mature compost material. ...

Take Care of Texas Valentine’s Day Cards

Considering going green for Valentine’s Day? Want to promote environmental conservation? Interested in helping Take Care of Texas with your Valentine? Then we have the perfect Valentine’s Day cards for you! ...

New Year Survey Feedback Series – PT.1

In this first post we will cover insights from your direct responses, which will help drive our efforts and align our focus. Subsequent posts in this series will cover findings from trends in your open responses and resources to address common questions or situations. ...

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. ...

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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