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 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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5 Self-Care Benefits of Houseplants

As the new year begins and we put 2020 behind us, many Texans will be looking to refresh and reset their routines and habits....

Eight Tips to Stay Warm and Cut Costs

In Texas, heating and cooling account for as much as 40% of your home’s energy usage....

The Mickey Leland Environmental Internship (MLEIP) Program

Read about the 2021 Mickey Leland Environmental Internship Program (MLEIP) at TCEQ. ...

What Are Your New Year's Resolutions?

How about including a resolution to reduce plastic use? ...

Drought is Widespread Across Texas

As 2020 ends, drought continues across much of our state. As of December 2020, the portions of Texas experiencing some level of drought conditions ...

Proud Partner Highlight: Spoetzl Brewery

Texas' historic brewer of Shiner beers has joined the ranks of Proud Partners and shares their approach to saving water and energy and reducing their waste. Spoetzl strives to Take Care of Texas and you can learn more about their efforts on our blog. ...

Holiday Lights Tips

Create less landfill waste and save energy while decorating your home or business for the holidays. ...

The Future of Environmental Jobs and How to Land One

What will the future of environmental jobs look like and how should we prepare for them? ...

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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