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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Easy Ways to Reduce Waste in Your School

Schools can be a hotbed for accumulating waste. Learn about resources and tips to reduce waste at school. ...


Check out the inspiring art from students across Texas. ...

How Smart Communities Are Protecting Texas

How and where we build our communities can have an impact that lasts for generations. ...

Boy and Girl Scouts can Earn a "Take Care of Texas" Award

The patch and pin recognize Scouts who are taking care of Texas. ...

Make the Great Outdoors Your Classroom

Check out this article to change your students’ learning environment. ...

One Insanely Easy Way to Save Water

Learn the secret to major water savings. ...

Engage Students in Bike to School Day

Reduce Air Emissions, get fit, and learn about your neighborhood all by walking or biking to school. ...

It's Time to Find and Fix Leaks

Fix a Leak Week raises awareness about water waste. ...

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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