Do Your Part

Texas is a big and beautiful state. If we want to keep enjoying Texas, we need to work together to protect the environment. Here are some of the smart choices you can make at home, outside, at school, and in your community to help Take Care of Texas everyday!

At Home

  • Turn off the faucet when you brush your teeth.
  • Turn off the lights when you leave a room.
  • Turn off the TV and the computer when not using them.
  • Take shorter showers.
  • Recycle cans, plastic bottles, and other empty containers.

In The Yard

  • Start a family compost pile.
  • Don't dump things down the storm drain.
  • Help your family use plants that grow well in Texas.
  • Help your family place and adjust the sprinkler, so you are watering the plants and not the street.


At School

  • Choose a lunch box you can use every day.
  • Use both sides of a piece of paper.
  • Turn off all computers at the end of the day.
  • Recycle your paper—don't throw it away!
  • Buy school supplies made out of recycled materials.

In Your Community

  • Walk, ride your bike, carpool, or ride the bus
  • Share or donate toys, games, books, and clothes you don't need any more.
  • Check out books from the library or buy used books.
  • Don't litter.
  • Get family and friends to help you Take Care of Texas.


Visit our interactive house where you can discover more ways to conserve water and energy, keep our air and water clean, and reduce waste.

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