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Summer is here and drought is already occurring across much of our state. As of late July, 2020, the portion of Texas experiencing some level of drought conditions is slowly increasing as the heat of summer sets in. There have...

The WaterMyLawn website and app helps you customize your lawn irrigation.

Summer is coming to an end and another school year is on its way. That means it’s time for a new Take Care of Texas Video Contest for students in grades 6-12! Before the 2020-21 video contest season opens, here...

Texans have access to many options for solar energy. Read on to learn how you can use solar energy in your home or business.

Conservation of resources can begin as simply as going through your closet. Do you have old or unwanted clothes? Donate or repurpose them instead of discarding them in the trash. Read on to learn about how some young Texans took...

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

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

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

Looking for a fun way to engage your children or students with conservation activities? We’ve created these “conservation bingo boards” you can use as a teaching resource, a fun spin on chores, or a boredom buster. Download these boards and...

Take Care of Texas has tapped Texas country music mainstays Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen to perform our latest public service announcement. View the PSA, a behind-the-scenes video, as well as four short interview clips with Rogers and Bowen below...

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