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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News You Can Use Newsletter

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Take Care of Texas License Plate

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Awesome Outdoor Activities in Texas

Readers of this blog are dedicated to taking care of Texas, but don’t forget to get out and enjoy our state, too. ...

Inspiration from a Fellow Texan

People from all over our state are doing their part. ...

Opportunities Abound for Environmental Scholarships

Check out the remarkable amount of scholarship opportunities. ...

Discover Your Lifetime Environmental Impact

What's your lifetime impact on the environment? We can tell you. ...

Sure-Fire Ways to Save Water Around the House

Most of the water we use is for indoor needs such as cooking or cleaning. ...

Pizza Boxes and Other Recycling Mysteries

Do you know what can and can’t go in the recycling bin? ...

Benefits of Starting Your Own School Garden

We'll review the benefits of school gardening along with some resources. ...

Resources for School Energy Conservation

Schools spend more on energy than any other expense besides personnel....

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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