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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The Mickey Leland Environmental Internship (MLEIP) Program

Read about the 2022 Mickey Leland Environmental Internship Program (MLEIP) at TCEQ. ...

Benefits and Impacts of Recycling in Texas

Introducing the Recycling Market Development Plan, a detailed overview of the economic impact of recycling in Texas. ...

5 Self-Care Benefits of Houseplants

As the year begins, many Texans will be looking to refresh and reset their routines and habits....

Low-Waste New Year's Resolutions

This is the season when many people are thinking about changes they would like to make in their lives....

Prepping Your Home For Winter Weather

With our coldest months of the year on the way, we should to take some time to prepare our homes for the weather. ...

Community Trading Posts Reduce Waste

Reduce clutter in your home without creating more waste with these ideas for giving away items to neighbors. ...

Holiday Lights Tips

Create less landfill waste and save energy while decorating your home or business for the holidays. ...

Texas Winter Holiday Cards

If you liked our Texas-themed Valentine cards then you'll love our Winter Holiday cards....

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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