December 21, 2018

It’s the time of year when people make resolutions to make improvements in their lives. Resolve to improve the environment. It might even be easier than other resolutions you’ll make. How about resolving to reduce the amount of plastics you...

September 17, 2018

Next time you’re cleaning up after dinner, pay attention to what’s going down the drain. Sure, we all know not to dump bacon grease. But there are other foods, like salad dressing, butter, and sour cream, that can also cause...

June 21, 2018

Summer is here. It's a great time to get your compost pile started. It takes three to four months for organic ingredients to break down and form compost, so starting in the summer means you'll have a finished product ready...

May 14, 2018
Take Care of Texas, a program of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, has tapped rising country music star Cody Johnson to perform on public service announcements that begin airing on Texas TV stations today. A native Texan, Johnson grew...
April 2, 2018
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s Take Care of Texas program announces the winners of its 4th annual art contest. Kindergarten through 5th grade students submitted artwork showing how they help keep the air and water clean, conserve water and...
March 20, 2018

Now that Spring is here, the arrival of warmer weather and longer days means many Texans are spending more time outdoors enjoying and caring for their lawns. Mowing seems like the most basic and simple of all outdoor chores. But...

February 20, 2018
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s Take Care of Texas program announces the winners of its 6th through 12th-grade video contest. Students throughout the state submitted 30-second videos showing how Texans can help keep the air and water clean, conserve...
January 3, 2018
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality invites Texas kindergarten through fifth-grade students to enter the Take Care of Texas Kids Art Contest. The contest is a fun way for students to learn about protecting the environment and come up with...

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