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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License Plate

Inspiration from a Fellow Texan

People from all over our state are doing their part. ...

Opportunities Abound for Environmental Scholarships

Check out the remarkable amount of scholarship opportunities. ...

Discover Your Lifetime Environmental Impact

What's your lifetime impact on the environment? We can tell you. ...

Sure-Fire Ways to Save Water Around the House

Most of the water we use is for indoor needs such as cooking or cleaning. ...

Pizza Boxes and Other Recycling Mysteries

Do you know what can and can’t go in the recycling bin? ...

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....

Vote for Your Favorite Video

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

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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