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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Minimizing Waste at the Grocery Store

Read about how you can make grocery shopping a waste free experience. ...

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Instead of using wrapping paper and gift bags, I am putting Christmas gifts in reusable grocery bags. ...

Winterizing Your Irrigation System

Our short video walks you through preparing your irrigation system for cold weather. ...

What’s Even Better Than Recycling?

Recycling is important, but it’s even more effective to reduce and reuse. ...

DIY Energy Savings: Insulate Your Water Heater Tank

A quick and inexpensive way to save energy. ...

Saving Gas While Road Tripping Through Texas

Read about how to save gas while road tripping through Texas. ...

Pollution Prevention Project and Lesson Ideas

Start teaching pollution prevention habits to children early with these easy project ideas for teachers! ...

There’s an App for That®?

Digital teaching tools and resources for environmental education. ...

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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