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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Vote for Your Favorite Video

Many Texas students worked hard to create these videos. Pick your favorites! ...

Benefits of Starting Your Own School Garden

We'll review the benefits of school gardening along with some resources. ...

Resources for School Energy Conservation

Schools spend more on energy than any other expense besides personnel....

Winter Gardening Tips

While winter might not seem like a natural time for gardening, there are plenty of things you can do. ...

Kids Art Contest Opens Today

Sixteen students—and one lucky teacher—will win! ...

What Are Your New Year's Resolutions?

How about including a resolution to reduce plastic use? ...

One of the Fastest Ways to Cut Your Energy Bills

Learn about the differences between these popular lighting options. ...

Save Energy this Winter

Due to rising fuel prices, most households in the United States can expect higher heating costs this winter. ...

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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