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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Take Care of Texas License Plate

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August is Water Quality Month

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

Drought is Widespread Across Texas

Summer is here and drought is already occurring across much of our state. As of late July, 2020, the portion of Texas experiencing some level of dr...

An App for Perfect Irrigation

The WaterMyLawn website and app helps you customize your lawn irrigation. ...

Video Contest Winners Update

Summer is coming to an end and another school year is on its way....

Solar Options for Texas

Texans have access to many options for solar energy. Read on to learn how you can use solar energy in your home or business. ...

Conservation can start in your Closet

Conservation of resources can begin as simply as going through your closet. Do you have old or unwanted clothes?...

Stay-At-Home Environmental Project Contest

Tell us about your home environmental project for a chance to win an $100 H-E-B gift card. ...

July is Smart Irrigation Month

July is Smart Irrigation Month. Learn how what a licensed irrigator can do for you and how to find one. ...

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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