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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Take Care of Texas License Plate

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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. ...

Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP) Grant programs

Learn your your organization or business can benefit from upcoming grants to update your vehicle fleet. ...

New Fats, Oils, and Grease flyer available

Take Care of Texas now has a flyer you can order to spread awareness about keeping plumbing free of fats, oils, and...

Try Our Updated Energy Quizzes

Test your knowledge of energy with our new quiz. ...

Recognizing Environmental Educators

We’re spotlighting the two teachers who won the 2019 Environmental Educator of the Year awards. ...

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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