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Texas is a big and beautiful state and it's important we protect and conserve its natural resources for future generations. Across the state, Texans are finding fun, creative ways to do their part, and they're garnering impressive results. The following are excerpts of the most innovative, successful ideas submitted.

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Kay Kendrick from Lubbock

We collect rain water to water our plants and garden. I take water from the kitchen sink to water flowers and our little garden.

ldw from Amarillo

At our house *(strange but true) we like our thermostat on 74 the whole year ❤️

Kristi B. from Montgomery

We love Texas! It’s so exquisitely beautiful. We know that our septic system functions by spraying excess water. We are careful to choose biodegradable cleaning products wherever possible because this water will go straight to surface waters in our area.

Jbm from W

I carry a canteen everywhere. We recycle tp rolls in the compost bin. We are using detergent plant sourced And comes in a box and is gelatin tabs. No plastic waste. I turn all old tee shirts into rags or masks. I shop mostly thrift stores and sew. We eat almost no meat. I have a problem remembering my shopping bags. Sigh.

JoeAnn K. from Marlin

I paint cans red,white,blur &gold, E6000 beads on top - \we them to decorate my lawn,, re-use plastic ,bottles & containers.(left-overs & lunches.)

Wanda A. from Alvarado

I use a large trash can to collect rain water that runs off the roof of my house. I use that water to water all the trees and flowers in my yard.

Richard & Miriam H. from London

We grow our vegetables in a 25X45 garden. Have planted 16 fruit trees, clean up the land. Started our compose pile, water bowls for the wildlife and birds and feed deer corn to the local deer. We shoot the deer with our camera only.

Venita Parum from Midland

We have been recycling for years glass ,can and cardboard we love Texas and the United States of America’s

Ruby C from Fort Worth

I ♻ everything I can. Pick up trash everywhere I can when I see it. We have a landscape company. We work to make our neighborhood look beautiful one yard at a time. 💜

Joann B from Sunrise Beach Village

My parents moved from Illinois and Michigan and then they gave me a blessing and had me in Texas? Born and raised here. Now I'm 88years old, I will die in Texas!

W: Elzie L from Broaddus Texas

Texas is Home

Marlene from Amarillo

We chose to have artificial turf replace grass to cut out excessive water use. And it makes it easy to pick up after our dog with biodegradable poop bags.

RPS Infrastructure from HOUSTON

As a primarily Civil Engineering firm, RPS Infrastructure works to incorporate sustainability aspects into our designs as well as how we function in the office. As part of our sustainability committee, we provide education tools for our clients and ourselves; green events like Adopt-a-Highway, a Office Plant swap, reuse contests; and implement policies in the office that lead to better practices all around (composting, recycling, carpooling, etc). We take pride in our effort to practice what we preach in order to truly take care of Texas, and beyond.

Janie from Houston,Texas

I try to conserve water.

Marylyn L from Humble

I'm a native Texan and so is my husband and family. I don't buy water or bottles of soda and I recycle everything I can. My great great grandfather's fought at San Jacinto Monument to free Texas from mexico

Cinda R from Friendswood

We conserve water, recycle and keep our electricity flow low. When we are at the beach, we clean up all the time! We love Texas and hope we stay the great state we are!!!

Christina P. from Dallas

Rinsing out a 12 c. Coffee pot, I recycle that water into the watering can daily. Coffee grinds go into either potted plants or landscape beds.

Linda from Garland

Gardens on flat top roofs, recycling gray water to reuse, recycling plastic, cans. and not using plastic bags or disposable diapers. Replanting trees and making community gardens in condemned areas instead of more concrete

Carol Ann A from Round Rock

I was raised a conservationist; recycle, reuse and repurpose items. Northern California born, raised in Sierra Nevada mountains, I totally appreciate Texas my home since 2005!

Zandi C. from Fannin

I take my tea boxes and turn them into storage container. I've got my garden seeds and a tiny compensation book with all plant care instructions and we the inserts to make dividers.

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