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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Texas Student Wins National Environmental Award

Prince Nallamothula, a student from Frisco, won this 2019 EPA award. Read more about his accomplishment. ...

Masks and Gloves: Fight the Flush

COVID-19 has had a slew of impacts on our environment – from decreases in vehicular emissions to wildlife roaming around our most urban areas. This also includes a growing trend of masks being improperly disposed of and ending up in our waterways and sewage pipes. ...

Save Money While Purchasing Appliances Memorial Day Weekend

Texan can buy certain Energy Start and Water Sense-labeled appliances tax-free during Memorial Day Weekend, May 23-25, 2020. ...

TCOT Backyard Projects: Compost

We'll get the details of one TCOT team member's personal account of composting. ...

Texas Environmental Excellence Award Winners 2020

Announcing the winners for the 2020 Texas Environmental Excellence Awards! Please help us recognize and virtually congratulate these Texans for their commitment to environmental excellence by sharing the news with others. ...

Earth Week Photo Drawing Winners!

We announce the winners of the Earth Day Photo Contest. ...

Celebrate Drinking Water Awareness Week May 3-9

We often take clean tap water for granted....

Celebrate the 50th Earth Day, Texas style

Show on social media how you’re celebrating for a chance to win a $100 gift card provided by H-E-B. ...

Simple Ways to Take Care of Texas

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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