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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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Yolanda White from Orange

Any rice or Bread that is out dated, I feed to the birds and Squirrels, I take wood that falls from the oak and Pecan trees and use the wood to Barbecue, I use wood pallets to make decks and for lifting dog houses off the Ground, I plant old potatoes.

Bob C from San Antonio

I make free standing crosse's from old fencing also make frames for hanging old coffee pots with flowers also paint cast iron skillet with Texas flag also paint old corregated sheet metal and frame with old wooden fencing.

Keith W. from Gilner

We as long time metal detectorist have a strict code to pick up trash where ever we find it such as trash found in parks, beaches, school grounds and many others places as we search for history so to educate others and to better understand our past culture's. It is a great past time and allows us to clean up Texas. In the photo I am in the center. Been helping our communities and law enforcement for over 60 years. Many other things we do as well.

Carolyn B from Bay City

We use old salt lick buckets and broke baby pools for planters, recycling aluminum cans and taking our card board to the recycle center.

Sarah O. from Houston

Growing up, mom always taught us to care about our invironment by not disposing trash onto streets nor public areas. I am astonished how many people were not taught this. Love your country, your land, your town, your people.😉

Deborah B. from Texas City

Water. I’m adamant about conservative methods- rain barrels, not wasting ever. When I need to run hot water I fill saved milk jugs then use the water for my dogs’ water bowl.

Cynthia Parnell from Terrell

We have always been conservative by recycling, keep lights off when not in use, set our air at a conservative temp, never water too much & the list goes on.... We love our planet especially Texas!!!!!!🇨🇱

Brenda W. from Onalaska

I reuse the big plastic containers and make storage containers out of them. They save space for me and they don't end up in the land fields.

Debra N. from New Braunfels

When we go to the beach, we pick up trash as we're avid turtle protectors! Grandmas, parents, and the kids all participates. Other people see us and join in!

Kelli from Harlingen Tx

I recycle my boyfriends beer cans and make planters out of them

Michele J. from San Antonio

Recycle toilet paper rolls make great Christmas decorations like snow flakes, for my office at the school. Recycled wood built a chicken coop, clean out coop and put on compost pile to fertilize yard. Chuckles give us yummy fresh eggs.

Donna S from Huntsville

I live by myself, and I only use a light in the room I am in, for the most part if I can get away with it I use no lights at all.

Janet R from Terrell

I rehabilitate wildlife. Orphaned and injured babies.

Donald Anderson from Troup Texas

I've been doing all of these for years. I was reaised up like that.I hope everyone makes threw the pandemic period so they could do what I have done for years.
Donald Anderson.

Debby B. from Texas City

I’ve always been adamant about saving water. I have three rain barrels. In my home, when I need hot water, I run the water into milk containers that I save until the water runs hot. I use the saved water for the dogs water bowl or inside plants.

Deanna Joy from Tyler

I know a lady that has riden/pushed her bike over hundreds of miles around smith county. I stopped one day to provide breakfast for her thinking she was homeless - she has a home - I would love to give her this yeti to carry water and lunch as she travels all day long around smith county cleaning up plastic bottles people have thrown out their windows!

Zynda S. from Belton

Have thesinks and non waste fixtures replumed to drain on the lawn when drained will water the lawn to save water. Re insulate my house to be more energy sun reflecring film on the Windows to keep the heat out in the summer remove it in the winter to allow the heat to come in the house to save on theheating cost.weathize the house and redo as neededto be more efficient encouragement family and friends to do the same to help protect the future.

Steve H from Austin

Since my shower takes about 8 gallons of run water to get hot, I collect it in a plastic tub and haul it out to water plants.

Zynda S. from Belton

Have been educating friends and family on how to be energy efficient and the importance on recycling and helping tosave the inviroment clean and safe forhumans and Wildlife

Peter from Edinburg

It pains me to see my neighbors through away cardboard, plastic bottles and aluminum cans every week. That motivates me to do my part and recycle anything and everything I can to make up for their part. #savetheearth

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