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.

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The Shower vs. Bath Debate

Does taking a bath use more water than a shower? ...

How to Recycle at Your School

Whether you want to start a recycling program or improve an existing one, check out this post. ...

DIY: Build a Rain Barrel

Check out this do-it-yourself project to learn how to build your own rain barrel. ...

Celebrate Local Foods, Texas Style

Celebrate National Farmers Market Week with this delicious recipe. ...

The Do's and Don'ts of Composting

What should you put in your compost pile? ...

Foreign Invaders in Texas Lakes

How zebra mussels are spreading across Texas. ...

Beat the Heat

What’s the secret to enjoying the outdoors during the Texas summers? ...

Stay Cool When It’s Hot

Six summer AC tips to save green while you keep your home cool. ...

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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