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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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!

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News You Can Use Newsletter

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Take Care of Texas License Plate

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Activities for Your Classroom Whiteboard

Looking for interactive activities to enhance your classroom lessons? ...

A Surprising Effect of Summer Heat on Gas Mileage

How to save gas and stay cool this summer. ...

It's Trivia Time

Enter our contest for a chance to win an ENERGY STAR certified, Samsung Galaxy TabA, provided by H-E-B. ...

Curious About Your Drinking Water?

Have you ever wondered about the quality and safety of your drinking water?...

Drought is Already Widespread Across Texas

Summer is here and drought is already occurring across much of our state....

Learn How to Do Your Part to Conserve

Each year, billions of gallons of water are wasted due to inefficient landscape irrigation. ...

Educator Email List

Teachers and informal educators, sign up to get emails tailored just for you! ...

It's Time to Start Your Compost Pile

Conserve water, reduce waste, and save money by composting. ...

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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