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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Take Care of Texas License Plate

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How to Keep Pesky Mosquitoes out of Your Rain Barrel

Get solutions for mosquitoes, stinky water, and clogs. ...

Test Your Energy I.Q.

What do you know about energy conservation? Take our quiz and find out. ...

What You Don’t Know About Watersheds

Learn about watersheds how they’re vital to our streams, rivers, lakes, and drinking water. ...

The Truth About Turning Your Compost Pile

Turning your compost pile is important for its health and usability. ...

Save Green and Go Green

Save money on water- and energy-efficient products this Memorial Day. ...

Preventing Energy Loss in Commercial Buildings

Wasted energy could be hurting your bottom line. ...

Easy Ways to Reduce Waste in Your School

Schools can be a hotbed for accumulating waste. Learn about resources and tips to reduce it. ...


Check out the inspiring art from students across Texas. ...

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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