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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Our Commitment: We Are The TCEQ

TCEQ is an agency of almost 2,800 employees in 16 offices across the state. We regulate air, water, and waste....

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. ...

How to Beat the Summer Heat

Check out these easy cooking tips to keep cooling costs down this summer. ...

A Weed by Any Other Name

Some commercial landscaping options can have negative effects on groundwater and wildlife. ...

How to Keep Pesky Mosquitoes out of Your Rain Barrel

Get solutions for mosquitoes, stinky water, and clogs. ...

Test Your Energy I.Q.

What do you know about energy conservation? Take our quiz and find out. ...

What You Don’t Know About Watersheds

Learn about watersheds how they’re vital to our streams, rivers, lakes, and drinking water. ...

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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