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

Join recording artists Wade Bowen & Randy Rogers by signing the pledge to Take Care of Texas!

News You Can Use Newsletter

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Take Care of Texas License Plate

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Conservation can start in your Closet

Conservation of resources can begin as simply as going through your closet. Do you have old or unwanted clothes?...

Stay-At-Home Environmental Project Contest

Tell us about your home environmental project for a chance to win an $100 H-E-B gift card. ...

July is Smart Irrigation Month

July is Smart Irrigation Month. Learn how what a licensed irrigator can do for you and how to find one. ...

Texas’ State Energy Conservation Office Offers Assistance

The State Energy Conservation Office is a Texas government program designed to help your organization conserve energy, reduce waste, and save money. ...

Conservation Bingo Boards

Looking for a fun way to engage your children or students with conservation activities?...

Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen TCOT PSA Videos

Take Care of Texas has tapped Texas country music mainstays Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen to perform our latest ...

Resources for Communities without Recycling

Do you live in a community where plastics and paper pile up? What should you do with waste you know doesn’t have to go in the trash?...

How to Dispose of Household Hazardous Waste

If you did your spring cleaning or had extra time to tidy up while teleworking, you may have encountered some household hazardous waste items....

Simple Ways to Take Care of Texas

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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