Statewide Initiatives

Arbor Day
Arbor Day is a nationally-celebrated observance that encourages tree planting and care. Learn about Arbor Day history, how to celebrate Arbor Day in your community, and more.

Don't mess with Texas
Since the Don’t mess with Texas campaign began in 1986, hundreds of tons of trash have been removed from Texas roadways. But with over 23 million people living in our state, there’s a lot more to do. Check out our many programs and activities, and learn how you can help. It’s what Real Texans do.

Drive Clean Across Texas
Drive Clean Across Texas is the nation's first statewide public outreach and education campaign designed to raise awareness and change attitudes about air pollution.

Earth 911
Guide to local resources including recycling centers, how to recycle, pollution prevention, and how help protect the environment.

Green Events
A toolkit is available to help you 'green' any public event in a systematic and cost-effective way. The guide is intended to help organizations reduce the amount of litter generated at community events and to recover recyclable materials from the waste stream.


Paperrecycles.org
Created by the Paper Industry Association Council, or PAIC, this web site offers a how-to when creating recycling programs for your office, school and community.

Make an Environmental Complaint

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is available 24 hours every day to receive complaints under its jurisdiction.

Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA)
SEPA is a resource for non-profits that offers information about solar technologies, policies and programs. 

Take Care of Texas
Take Care of Texas is a statewide campaign from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality designed to involve all Texans in lifestyle and habit changes that will help improve air and water quality, conserve water and energy, reduce waste, and save individuals a little money in the process.

Texas Downtown Association
The Texas Downtown Association fosters development and revitalization to enhance the economic vitality of Texas downtowns and neighborhood commercial districts by providing resources, networking opportunities, education and advocacy.

Texas Forest Service (TFS)
The TFS was founded in 1915 as a part of the Texas A&M University system. Charged with supporting and directing all forestry-related efforts in the state, the TFS offers a wide range of resources for Texans looking for help planting trees and landscaping their communities.

Texas Illegal Dumping Resource Center (TIDRC)

TIDRC provides resources for local community professionals to address illegal dumping and burning: On-site classes and seminars for professionals and elected officials; and, books and other resource materials on the subject. KTB is a supporting agency of TIDRC's Stop Trashing Texas program, and along with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, helps coordinate the cleanup of illegal dumps across the state.

Texas Main Street Program
The Texas Main Street Program, part of the Texas Historical Commission's Community Heritage Development Division, helps Texas cities revitalize their historic downtowns and neighborhood commercial districts by utilizing preservation and economic development strategies.


Texas Solar Energy Society (TXSES)
A state-wide chapter of the American Solar Energy Society, TXSES is a non-profit organization with a mission of renewable energy education and outreach.

Texas Tree Planting Guide
This site from the Texas Forest Service provides a custom tree selector, tools, and helpful tips for planting trees at your home or in your community.

Waste Management "Cover Your Load"
Waste Management and Don't Mess with Texas participate every summer in a public education campaign to remind area residents to “cover your load” when bringing unwanted debris to area landfills to prevent accidental litter.