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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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Nora. R. from San Antonio

I recently had my house weatherized and installed low rise toilets.

Jimmy Mitchell from Spring

We recycle, wash clothes after 6pm, use low wattage bulbs, water grass in the evening and maintain our car with regular check ups (my wife makes sure that this happens)❤❤.

Jacqualine Hardy from New waverly tx

I try do do all i can do to conserve. my big pet peeve is littering. I love to ride around in the woods and can stand to see it littered up.

Jacqualine Hardy from New waverly tx

I try do do all i csn do to conserve my big pet peev is litering. I despise litering bigtime. I love to ride around in the woods and can stand to see it litered up. Try throwing something out the window with me.... We will stop the truck and you will get out and pic it up!!!

Raymond Mains Photography from Buda

I promise to do a better job of conservative water and energy.

Mayanin Casarez from Edinburg

I have been taking plastic, glass, cardboard, magazines, tin and aluminum to the recycling center. I use the tin cans for planters. The bottle caps to create flags.

Tammy West from Round Rock

My little compost pile. Its not fancy but its working!! My newest edition of leaves from a trimmed tree provides plenty of greens and browns.

Village Plumbing & Air from Houston

We are always looking for ways to help within the community. We have sponsored a home build for Habitat for Humanity the past four years. Monica, our Owner and Leader believes whole heartedly in giving back to the community so programs like this are very close to our hearts. You can find additional organizations that we have supported on our website.

Girl Scout Troop 96026 from Corpus Christi

On March 11, the Girl Scout celebrated Spirit Week... So Girl Scout Troop 96026, wanted to do something to help the community. We to did a Cleanup and a Wipedown of our Corpus Christi - Cole Park. We gathered cigarettes, trash and other items. We even sanitized the common areas of the park grounds and surrounding areas. Our goal was to help keep the community clean and safe. We had many parents say, "Thank you for cleaning". They were appreciated that they were cleaning and help to the spread of the Coronavirus. Go Green! Go Girl Scouts!

Fort Worth Master Composters from Fort Worth

The Fort Worth Master Composters contribute over 2000 volunteer hours each year to community outreach and compost education!

Charlotte A. from San Angelo

We are newly formed in San Angelo, Texas. Our Mission: We believe in the shared responsibility to create awareness and maintain clean, green and beautiful spaces through art, science and education. We pledge to take action every day to build and support thriving communities, safe neighborhoods and new businesses to improve and beautify our community. We hope you will join your family and friends with Keep San Angelo Beautiful to take responsibility and make a difference in your community and the environment.

Keeping San Angelo Beautiful so
San Angelo can do Beautiful things!

joseph s from san antonio

I recycle all plastics, cans, newspapers, etc. My water heater is at 118 degrees

Sherry Williams from Bay City

We installed solar panels on the roof of our office building. It started to generate power as of 4-2-20. It may not pay off in my lifetime but I feel good knowing I have lessened my contribution to global warming.

Erica H. from Weslaco

My dad was encouraged to recycle after my daughter who’s in college told him about the effects on our environment. He now proudly shows us how he collects and takes all his recyclables in to town. All it takes is one small spark or in this case a crash lesson from your grand daughter in taking care of our environment for someone like my dad to start recycling. We’re so PROUD of you dad!! Keep it up!

Erica H. from Melissa

My teenager and I having been taking our dogs for walks more often now that he is doing school from home. We walk around with a couple of bags, one for our dogs poop and other to pick up trash/recyclables.

Sherry W. from Bay City

We are putting solar panels on our roof to generate most of the electricity we use at our office. I am a firm believer in replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy.

Texas Lostaq from San Antonio

Hello my name is Kelly, I'm 24 years old, I grew up in Uvalde, Texas with the beautiful scenic hill country. My mom was a single mother who raised 5 kids alone, growing up we were always outdoors at the river, the beach, camping and fishing which is why my love and admiration for nature is beyond words. When I am hiking at Garner State Park or any park I do my part by picking up trash I see, same when I am kayaking on the water in land or coastal. Ways I try to be more resourceful is I use reusable stainless steel straws, I try my best to stay away from disposable plastics, rather than going out to eat or picking up fast food I cook at home a lot, if I need to buy groceries or go out shopping I have reusable bags I use. With the group I am creating I want to form a permanent or on going group of kayakers and hikers who feel passionately about preserving and conserving our state as I do. I want to start a domino impact on others. I want to have tshirts made, reusable water bottles, decals and bracelets. Not only will my members get this free but for those who want to share the awareness can purchase my merchandise and a percentage of the total cost will be donated to Texas Parks and Wildlife.

Lisa A from Edinburg

I recycle and I buy recycled, but I know that there are limitations on how much and how often material can be recycled. And a lot of recycling itself has negative environmental consequences, especially when it is off-loaded to other countries. So I try to buy fewer unneeded things to begin with, so less goes into the waste stream from the "get-go." Also, this year--happiness!--I put in a huge pollinator- and bird-friendly garden that uses native plants with low-water requirements.

Fish Creek Cleanup Challenge from Arlington Texas

8.45 TONS of trash were removed from Fish Creek and Fish Creek Linear Trail in Arlington and Grand Prairie Texas by about 800 volunteers during the 2nd Annual Fish Creek Cleanup Challenge. It was an Operation Legacy Project with the Travis Manion Foundation and an MLK Jr Day of Service project with The Mission Continues. We had a Girl Scout working to earn her Gold Award and took responsibility for one of the trail entrances. Also taking the lead on a trail entrance was council representative Marvin Sutton and his wife Raquel. Joining them was Arlington Downtown Rotary, council representative Dr Victoria Farrar Myers and Time Cravens. And Webb Masonic Lodge was at yet another entrance in Arlington.

We had MAD Radio from Fish Bowl Radio Network, Arlington Highlands Rotary, Saint Andrews United Methodist Church, New Day Arlington, Arlington Citizen Media, Iron Riders Dallas Cycling Club, Bike Friendly Grand Prairie-Cedar Hill, USAA, T-Mobile, Starbucks, Mansfield Youth Baseball League, MISD’s Raul Gonzalez, Attitudes and Attire, Fab 5 women veterans, veterans from all branches and some active duty too, families and neighbors from all over DFW plus one guy from Florida. #LegacyOfService #OperationLegacy #CleanupChallenge

The 3rd Annual Fish Creek Cleanup Challenge will be Saturday January 30, 2021. We will post details at
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Emily H from Forney, Texas

We make it a goal to leave every place cleaner than we found it. We pick up trash and for NJHS, we take out the school recycling for the teachers. The recycling piles have gotten so much bigger, we can tell it's really helping.

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