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In honor of Earth Day, we've compiled some ideas and resources for community and school service projects. In Your Community Organize a volunteer day in your local park to mulch trees. Mulch is important because it helps trees conserve water...
This week not only marks the start of autumn, but it also marks Pollution Prevention Week. Pollution prevention is any practice that reduces, eliminates, or prevents pollution at its source. Source reduction allows for the greatest and quickest environmental improvements...
Take Care of Texas Air Activity Poster includes a word search and maze on the back, as well as more educational games with tips on how to improve environmental quality. You can order FREE copies on the TCOT publications page:...
For Earth Day 2016, enjoy the great outdoors with a new activity. Here are three unusual, easy, and fun activities to try. Try Stand Up Paddleboarding Stand up paddleboarding is the fastest-growing segment of paddling sports. It is relatively easy...
How great of an impact it has depends on a number of factors such as the outside temperature, humidity, and intensity of the sun. During hot summers, air conditioning use can reduce a conventional vehicle's fuel economy by more than...
The Take Care of Texas/H-E-B partnership is a natural fit because H-E-B makes sustainable practices a part of their daily business. H-E-B believes their work to care for the environment not only makes them better neighbors—it helps them better serve...
There is no law against picking Bluebonnets in Texas, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. However, there are some areas where it is illegal or against the rules. Before you pick any bluebonnets, it is important to note...
Even though parts of Texas have received a lot of rain lately, reservoir levels in South and West Texas are still low. We need to continue to use our resources wisely to protect against future dry spells. Since lawn and...
Learn how to construct a rain barrel and harvest rainwater in our new video. While lawn and garden watering makes up 30 to 50 percent of total household water use during the summer. Collecting rainwater for landscape use not...

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