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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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.  ...

Vote for Your Favorite Video

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

Reducing Waste for the New Year?

Tell us what changes you're making for a chance to win a Samsung tablet. ...

Kids Art Contest Opens Today

Sixteen students—and one lucky teacher—will win! ...

Essential Elements for a Waste-Free Lunch

Packing your lunch to take with you to work or school saves gas, reduces emissions, and prevents waste. ...

Six Easy Holiday Resolutions to Throw Away Less Stuff

Every year, landfills take on more things we no longer need. Do your part to reduce, reuse, and recycle. ...

How Do We Avoid Water Shortages?

Learn how our state is planning to meet our growing water needs. ...

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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