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Texas Recycles Day was November 15, but recycling can be celebrated any day of the week, and any time of the year. If you’re looking for some home or classroom projects to do in celebration of Texas Recycles Day, we’ve got some easy project ideas for you.

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Involve Your Class In Our Take Care of Texas Art Contest

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Plan to involve your class in our 2020 Take Care of Texas Kids Art Contest. It's a fun way for K-5 students to learn about protecting the environment and come up with creative ways to share this knowledge with others. We start taking submissions on January 6, 2020. Visit our art contest page to learn more about entering.

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Become One of Our Proud Partners

Become a Proud Partner Today

Our Proud Partner program allows your school (along with corporations, governments, non-profits, and other private entities) to take the pledge to demonstrate your commitment to protecting the Texas environment. This 100% free program shows parents, teachers, students, and the community that you’re a leader in environmental quality. Join now!

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The Deadline to Submit Videos to the Take Care of Texas Video Contest is Dec. 6

Take Care of Texas Video Contest

The deadline to submit Video Contest  entries is Dec. 6, 2019–that’s right around the corner! If you want your students to be entered in the contest, they need to start working soon. Remember that middle school students can win a GoPro camera package and high school students can win a scholarship up to $2,500.

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4 Things To Know About Household Hazardous Waste

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Hazardous waste can collect in your classroom as well as in your home.  It may surprise you to learn what hazardous waste can include. Read our article about household hazardous waste to learn more about what it is, what you can do to properly store it and how to properly dispose of it.

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