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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News You Can Use Newsletter

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Take Care of Texas License Plate

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Sustainable Gift Wrapping

Ideas to make your holiday gifting sustainable, merry, and bright! ...

What Do I Do With Used Batteries?

Learn what to do with your used batteries. ...

CSR: Wrangling our Texas Waste

Each Texan contributes about five pounds of waste to landfills each day....

CSR: We Care About Texas Air

Texas has devoted significant resources to air quality monitoring and research during the past decade....

We Can Reduce Food Waste Together

Food waste is a major problem for the environment. Here are some simple guidelines to help you reduce the amount of food you send to landfills. ...

CSR: What about Texas Water?

Water is an essential part of our lives....

Zombie Recycling Myths That Just Won’t Die

Some myths just keep shuffling on like a zombie. ...

Rethinking Business: Profit, People, Planet

Corporate Social Responsibility is the idea that companies can invest in society and the environment while also operating and profiting as business...

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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