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Six practical ways to reduce the amount of trash thrown away at your July 4th party.
There are many surprising items that can pollute our waterways.
Start your compost pile in the summer in order to have a finished compost product that you can use to fertilize your yard this fall.
High school students create environmental solutions.
Summer is a popular time to get outdoors and enjoy the beauty of our great state. If you will be spending time outside this summer, remember to take care of your skin!
Take Care of Texas staff just completed their annual updates to the Take Care of Texas tips for Around the House , In the Yard , In the Kitchen , In the Bathroom , and Out and About . The...
These guides will help you save money, conserve water, use less fertilizers and pesticides, and reduce yard waste. Order or download them for FREE! Take Care of Texas Guide to Yard Care is a four page overview of landscape practices...
Now, for the first time, you can purchase an Energy Star-certified clothes dryer . Clothes washers have seen a 70 percent drop in energy use since 1990 but, until now, dryers have largely remained inefficient. Dryers that have earned the...
The new August issue of News You Can Use is out and has some great tips for Taking Care of Texas when going back to school from buying recycled school supplies to using reusable lunch bags to recycling your old...

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