Calculate Your Impact on the Environment

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Make a Difference

Our Make a Difference feature is a fun resource to use in presentations or educational outreach. This tool calculates your lifetime impact on the environment and offers tips to help you Take Care of Texas. Simply enter your birth year to receive statistics on how much waste you've generated and how much energy and water you have used in your lifetime. The results are eye-opening for kids and adults of all ages! 

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Green Your Holiday Gathering

Holiday Party

The holiday season has arrived, which means it is time for your annual office holiday gathering. As you plan a fun, festive time with coworkers, employees, and customers, remember to Take Care of Texas. Avoid the added stress of unnecessary waste by planning an environmentally friendly holiday celebration! Check out some simple tips. 

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2017 Art Contest Winner

The Take Care of Texas Kids Art Contest will begin on Jan. 3, 2018. Sixteen students will win a Samsung tablet or laptop! Find all of the exciting details.


Have you checked out our brand new Pinterest page? Follow Take Care of Texas to stay up-to-date on new free resources, publications, and more!

Grow Future Environmental Leaders


Your agency or organization can offer a meaningful learning experience for a college student this summer! The Mickey Leland Environmental Internship Program provides undergraduate and graduate college students with the opportunity to learn about environmental issues in Texas, while gaining professional work experience through paid, full-time internships. Become a sponsor and help grow future environmental leaders.

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Become More Energy Efficient

Energy Data

Is your local government interested in saving money and reducing energy consumption by implementing energy efficient practices? The State Energy Conservation Office offers assistance through their Local Government Energy Program. Learn how you can get involved through energy efficient partnerships, technical support, energy assessments, and more. 

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