Hot Wire

Each Texan generates over 6.5 pounds of garbage each day. Find out how to reduce your waste.
With less daylight during the fall, you may use more energy for lighting. Learn how to keep your energy bill low.
Texas’ air quality has made huge strides in the past few decades.
A fun way for students in the 6th - 12th grade to learn about the environment.
Starting a garden at your school is a great way to educate students about plants, nature, and the great outdoors.
Most people think of orange and black at Halloween—but you can think green too
In college and wondering what to do with your summer? Know someone who is trying to make career decisions? A paid environmental internship might be the answer
The average American family uses a whopping 200 gallons of water a day. Learn what types of rebates, tax breaks, or other incentives might be available to help you conserve.
Native and well-adapted plants can offer many environmental and monetary benefits. Learn more.
Although teleworking can save you time and protect the environment, more hours at home could mean a higher energy bill. Learn four ways to save energy in your home office.

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