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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License Plate

Scouts Can Earn a "Take Care of Texas" Award

Take Care of Texas has a patch for participating Girl Scout and Boy Scout councils ...

Telecommuting for a while?

Like many of your fellow Texans, you may be spending more time at home while practicing social distancing to preven...

New Grants Available for Emissions Reduction

Grants available through the Texas Emissions Reductions Program (TERP) can help you save money while Keeping air clean. ...

Proud Partner Highlight: SeaGreen

SeaGreen is a Texas company and a Take Care of Texas Proud Partner. ...

Reduce Industrial Waste with RENEW

The Resource Exchange Network for Eliminating Waste, RENEW, helps industries reduce waste. ...

Rainwater Harvesting Quiz

Chances are you’ve heard of rainwater harvesting here in Texas....

Make Plans to Enjoy the Texas Outdoors

You work hard to Take Care of Texas. But don’t forget to get out and enjoy the state we all love so much. This app from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department can help you find ways to explore the outdoors. ...

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....

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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