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March 19, 2015

If you’re like many Texans, the first warm, sunny weekend gets you motivated to spruce up your home. Developing simple, smart spring cleaning and home improvement habits can make a big difference for the environment and your pocketbook. Start by...

March 10, 2015
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality today announced the winners of the 23rd annual Texas Environmental Excellence Awards. These prestigious awards bring attention to the most innovative and effective projects that strive to protect the state’s natural resources. Among this...
March 3, 2015
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s Take Care of Texas program today unveiled a specialty license plate, encouraging drivers to proudly show their commitment to the state’s environment. “With more than 9 million automobiles on the road in Texas, and...
February 27, 2015
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality today announced that Texans turned in more than 25 million pounds of electronics to computer manufacturers for recycling. In addition to recycling covered computer equipment, many computer manufacturers also voluntarily collect other electronics for...
February 3, 2015
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and Samsung Austin Semiconductor invite K-5th grade students in Texas to submit artwork showing how they help keep the air and water clean, conserve water and energy, and reduce waste. Fifteen students and one...
December 15, 2014
The holiday season is here and with it comes tons of extra waste. Americans throw away 25 percent more trash during the Thanksgiving to New Year's holiday period than any other time of year. That extra waste amounts to 25...
November 5, 2014
Take Care of Texas, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s statewide environmental education campaign, has announced that H-E-B, the state’s largest grocery store chain, is a Proud Partner in the statewide program. “Environmental responsibility is important for all Texans. Now...
September 22, 2014
As autumn brings the start of the school year, football games, and cooler temperatures, it also signals the arrival of another seasonal display—falling leaves. While Texans are encouraged to plant shade trees to help lower their utility bills in the...
September 11, 2014
As Texas slowly moves out of its devastating drought, and precipitation totals begin to increase, Take Care of Texas, a program of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, has produced a video on how to build a rain barrel, and...
June 17, 2014
Now that summer is here, many Texans look forward to enjoying the warm weather and spending time traveling with family and friends. Take Care of Texas, a program of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, is offering some simple steps...

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