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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Grant Applications Open for Volkswagen Program

The Texas Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Program (TxVEMP) is accepting applications for Level 2 charging equipment for light-duty zero emission vehicles.$10.4 million in grants available on first-come, first-served basis. ...

How to Avoid Costly Septic System Repairs

Taking care of your septic system is good for the environment and your wallet! ...

You’re Not Wish-Cycling, Are You?

Sometimes the best intentions can have negative consequences. ...

Tips for a Green and Socially Distanced Labor Day

Labor Day this year will probably look a little different for you. Regardless of how you spend your holiday weekend, we’ve got some simple tips to help you celebrate or shop with environmental responsibility in mind. ...

Proud Partner Highlight: RPS

RPS is a civil engineering firm with offices in several Texas cities. RPS shares its wisdom as a Proud Partner to Take Care of Texas. ...

Discover the Park in Your Back Yard

Discover the flora and fauna in your neighborhood. ...

Congratulations to the 2020 Take Care of Texas Kids Art Contest Grand Prize Winner

Second-grader Aaria Arora is the youngest grand prize winner in contest history. ...

August is Water Quality Month

Several Texas communities are working to protect water systems from damage caused by improper use of drains. ...

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!


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