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!

News You Can Use Newsletter

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Take Care of Texas License Plate

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Must-Have Lesson Plans for Environmental Educators

Check out these TEKS-aligned lesson plans for educators. ...

Teaching Resources to Help Kids Care About Water Conservation

Teach your students about water conservation. ...

Get Out of the Summer Heat and Into a Cave

This summer, check out three of Texas’ premier caving sites. ...

9 Calculators for Water, Energy, and Money Savings

You don’t have to be a math whiz to be green and save green. ...

How to Maintain Your Air Conditioning

Do your part to keep the air clean and save energy this summer. ...

Our Commitment: We Are The TCEQ

No matter what part of Texas you call home, our employees are your neighbors and here to serve you. ...

Quick Guide to Safe and Effective Lawn Fertilization

We’ll guide you through the safest and best practices for fertilizing your lawn. ...

New Green Office Infographic

Share this fun, colorful infographic with green office tips. ...

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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