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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Reduce Waste While Cooking for the Holidays

Create less waste and keep water clean with this holiday cooking tips. ...

Green Halloween Tips

Infographic with tips for creating less waste this Halloween, plus a week-long contest to win a $100 gift card from H-E-B. ...

Prep Your Irrigation System for Winter

Cooler temperatures mean hauling the sweaters out of closet and raking leaves around the yard....

October 26 is Drug Take Back Day

Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 is the biannual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day....

Native Plant Week starts October 20

The third week in October is Texas Native Plant Week. This is a chance to learn about, appreciate, and cultivate native plants on your property....

What You Should Know About Texas Wind Power

Texas wind power is a big deal. Learn more about Texas’ clean power source. ...

The 2019 Take Care of Texas Video Contest is Here!

The 2019 Take Care of Texas Video Contest is here! Students in grades 6 through 12 can enter for a chance to win GoPro camera packages and scholarship money. ...

Update on Texas Burn Bans

Is there a burn ban in effect for your area? Learn where and when you can burn brush. ...

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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