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Seven Tips to Avoid Invasive Weeds in Your Yard

There are many types of invasive plants, including herbs, shrubs, trees, flowering plants, and more. Although many of these plants are pretty and used in landscaping, they can post serious environmental threats. They can spread aggressively when introduced into a new habitat, outcompeting native plants. Check out these seven tips for avoiding invasive species in your yard.

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Grand Prize Winner Kids Art Contest

Congratulations to the 16 winning students, and one winning teacher, in the Kids Art Contest. Youth from across Texas, in kindergarten through the 5th grade, submitted artwork showing how they Take Care of Texas. Delilah Saenz, a 4th grader from Driscoll, won the grand prize for her drawing. Check out all of the student artwork! Sign up to learn about important announcements for next year's contest.

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Kids Can Recycle

What Should I Do with a Broken CFL?

Compact fluorescent light bulbs have a lot of benefits! They save money and energy and help to keep the air clean. But they also should be handled carefully because they contain a small amount of mercury, a material considered hazardous. However, there’s no need to be alarmed, just follow the simple steps in this post for preventing breaks and cleaning up broken bulbs.

CFL Safety

How to Find Cleaners That Are Safe for Your Family and the Environment

Do you wonder if products labeled as “green” or “eco-friendly” really are safer for your family, pets, and the environment? Are you worried these products won’t be as effective as their regular counterparts? Check out this post to get answers to these and other questions about “green” cleaners.

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Old Medications?

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is April 29. Do you have any old prescriptions laying around? This event, organized by the Department of Justice, is an opportunity to dispose of them in a safe and responsible way. Find a collection site near you.

Earth Day Pledge

Earth Day is April 22

Earth Day began in 1970 and is a great opportunity to celebrate our successes and promote awareness and appreciation for the environment. Encourage your friends and family to recognize Earth Day by pledging to Take Care of Texas.