Take Care of Texas

Everyone's first step to Take Care of Texas is to learn about ways to get involved.

This website contains materials that range from general information about environmental programs to specific, step-by-step instructions that address common environmental situations.

Do Your Part! – Our animated house can show you ways to conserve water and energy, keep our air and water clean, reduce waste, and save money! It’s easy, give it a try.

Do your part

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Take The Pledge

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Do your part

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Video Contest Winners

Check out these winning videos from the first annual Take Care of Texas Video Contest! ...

How Long Does Food Last in the Environment?

Answer for a chance to win a Samsung Galaxy TabA! ...

Success Stories from Our State

Learn what Texans are doing to keep our water clean. ...

Make Your Camping Trip a Green Getaway

Tips for making your spring camping trip a green getaway! ...

Paid Environmental Internships for College Students

Explore environmental careers with a paid summer internship. ...

How Long Does Plastic Last in the Environment?

Get the answer to this and check out other interesting litter facts. ...

Share Your Story with Us

We'd love to hear about all the ways that you Take Care of Texas! ...

Tips to Turn Your Compost Pile

Turning your pile will help the materials decompose and produce a finished product more quickly.  ...

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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