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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Want to Know the Fundamentals of Collecting Rainwater?

This post offers expert advice to help you get started. ...

The Unmatched Resilience of Texans

Never in my life did I—a born-and-raised Texan—think I would, on a Monday night in February, be pacing around my 50-degree-and-dropping home, outfi...

Green Action Pledge Certificate

Sometimes it is hard to remember to conserve resources in our busy lives....

Black Women in STEM

To celebrate Black History Month and International Women's Day, Take Care of Texas is highlighting three influential Black women who are fundamenta...

Envision Video Series – Fredrick

In celebration of Black History Month, TCEQ is highlighting the stories and careers of two environmental investigators....

Love for the Texas Environment Starts with Scouting

Scouts were practicing environmentalism before most people knew what the word meant. ...

Envision Video Series – Naomi

In celebration of Black History Month, TCEQ is highlighting the stories and careers of two environmental investigators. ...

Rep. Mickey Leland: Citizen of the World

Take Care of Texas is celebrating Black History Month by remembering Black Americans who have made a lasting impact on the State 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!


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