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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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Dianne S from Round Rock

I keep a bucket in my shower & collect the water that runs until warm water comes out of the shower head. I use the water in the bucket to flush the commode.
Once I’m wet I turn the shower water off and shampoo my hair. I rinse my hair & turn water off again. I put conditioner on my hair and wash my body and then turn the water on to rinse my hair and body.

Jeanie L from Lufkin

I recycle everything possible . I pick up cans that are tossed .. I I shred paper . I save newspaper for animal shelters .I rinse-tin cans . I recycle my clothes.I donate them to women’s shelters. I purchase used clothes from second hand shops . I must say , I am thankful to help our environment . I feel that every little bit helps us all . I make sure water is turned off good . Also if I’m cold I cover up with a blanket .Also I change the a/c filters every3 months .

Rebecca B from Houston

I check my tire air pressure and air filter regularly to ensure I’m getting the most miles per gallon so I’m getting the most miles per gallon and refilling less!

Cheryl G from Floresville

Whenever my family and I are at a park or a beach, we pick up trash in an area. It’s good family time. We’re not cleaning the whole state, but we do our part and it feels good.

Jerry from Orange

Turn the lights and water off when not in use

Holly Z from Bryan

Moved here from Arizona!! I’m well trained and working it!Phoenix taught me well ! Love Texas let’s clean it up and use our energy wisely!

Sonia H from Houston

I stop running water every time I don’t need, I control my AC or Heat and off when I’m not home

Liz from Brownsville

We try to use natural lighting in our home when we possible and thermostat is on a timer. We have started recycling water bottles and coke bottles for gardening projects and DIYs.

D Gutierrez from Kirby

I have begun planting plants to help pollinate and we are always careful to conserve and recycle.

Deb Herrmann from Leander

Our waste company doesn’t pick up recycling in our neighborhood so I pack ours up and take it to our daughter’s bins. I even put together a phone project that Our residents called the company to request the service and a local news station highlighted our efforts, but to no avail.

Martinez family from Dallas

We recycle as a family. Every Thursday is trash day at our house and not only do we recycle our bottle waters also our cardboard. We have an electrical company and buy many fixtures and fans which means we have lots of packaging. So we gather all types of recyclables and place in the blue bins. I hope we are contributing to our environment!!

Susan H from Highland Village

My family has reduced our plastic by 75%. I have made bees wrap to use instead of plastic baggies, we don’t but water bottles, we use a rain barrel to water our plants✅

Beth K from Elpaso

We have switched to a reusable water bottle. We try to buy only foods and liquids that come in cartons and are biodegradable. If we have any plastic we reuse or repurpose it when ever we can.

Crystal Harris of We Are Greener Together from Grapevine

I just moved to Texas one month ago. I came from Salt Lake City, Utah and am a huge lover of the outdoors. I feel very passionate in living my life in a way that is kind to the earth and lessens my environmental impact. I want to create as little waste as possible while still living a comfortable life raising my children. I started a blog on Instagram and Facebook in hopes of educating others about the many small things they can do to help the earth. If we all do the small things, it adds up to make a big difference! Follow along @wearegreenertogether and you can join me as I learn specific ways to live green in Texas!

Gabby anderson from Fort Worth

We always recycle! Use reusable cups and straws. We also take our own grocery bags into the store when shopping. And we water our lawn at night

Vince Smith from Houston

We take care of Texas by composting kitchen and yard waste, by capturing rain water and air conditioning condensation, by recycling as much as possible, and to reduce our electricity consumption we went 100% LED lighting inside and out of our home.

Renee Vanderford and family from Wimberley

Every morning while walking our dog. We pick up trash and recycle everything we find if we can. We do the same in the afternoon, just think how much we could pick up if we all did this? I am sure people think there is that crazy family again.

Mitchell's green house from Sulphur Springs

We use our eriater system to water our trees and plants and saves us on our water Bill and our plants are healthy

Janet Deweese from Gilmerm

Moved from West Virginia to Texas in 2014. I love it here, no snow. I try to keep the items in ur cleaned up.

Israel from Edinburg

I keep my neighborhood drains clean and pick up the trash i see on the roads, seems I'm the only one that cares around my neighborhood.

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