Take Care of Texas

All Texans have a part to play in preserving our exceptional quality of life.

Take Care of Texas is a statewide campaign from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality that provides helpful information on Texas’ successes in environmental protection and encourages all Texans to help keep our air and water clean, conserve water and energy, reduce waste, and save a little money in the process!

Thank you for doing your part to Take Care of Texas. And, remember—Texas has clean air, rivers, lakes, and bays, so get outdoors and enjoy them!

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Take The Pledge

Take th e Pledge and we will send you a FREE Texas Parks & Wildlife "Texas State Parks: Official Guide" and a FREE sticker!

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Increasing Resilience to Natural Disasters in Texas

In Texas, we are no strangers to natural disasters....

October 24 is Drug Take Back Day

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020 is the biannual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day....

AIR TODAY, GONE TOMORROW – AN AIR INVESTIGATOR INTERVIEW

Fredrick Lacy is one of many at TCEQ who keeps the environment healthy for all of us. We’re celebrating Children’s Environmental Health Day by speaking with Fredrick and learning more about what he does to protect our air and environment. ...

Twice the fright! Reuse Halloween costumes for annual Video Contest

Know any 6-12th graders who are dressing up for Halloween?...

Scary Good Green Halloween Tricks

It’s trick or treat season again! Just don’t get tricked into adding more trash to the landfill graveyards....

You’ve Got Junk Mail

Are you tired of the junk mail madness? How much paper is being wasted? What can you do about it?...

DODGING GATORS AND EXPLORING FORGOTTEN UNDERWATER CITIES: A DAY IN THE LIFE OF AN AQUATIC SCIENTIST

Celebrate World Water Monitoring Day by learning more about Sarah Whitley. ...

This Global Agreement Saved Humanity — And You've Probably Never Heard About It

Earth is on track to heal the hole in the ozone layer. ...

How Texans Are Doing Their Part

I use a rain barrel to collect rainwater for watering my outdoor plants; its better for the plants and easier on my water bill. Sometimes I even use the rainwater to wash my dog!

- CYNTHIA R. RICHARDSON

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