Rainwater Harvesting (GI-404)
Homeowners and landowners can build simple or complex systems to capture, store and use rainwater to water their landscape plants.
The following publications are produced by the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB). You can find ordering information and additional materials on the TWDB's website.
Conserving Water Indoors (PDF download)
A comprehensive guide to conserving water indoors including information on water efficient appliances, water-wasting habits, water leaks, and high-efficiency clothes washers.
Conserving Water Outdoors (PDF download)
Outlines the basic water-wise steps including landscape watering practices, landscape maintenance practices, irrigation equipment, and landscape design.
Water For Texas Coloring Book (PDF download)
This booklet is targeted for children in Kindergarten through 3rd grade to teach them the names of aquifers and rivers, provide water conservation tips, and apply what they have learned.
Water Conservation Tips (PDF download)
Conservation tips for the bathroom, kitchen, and outdoors, as well as additional tips for the laundry room and appliances.
The following publications are produced by the Texas State Energy Conservation Office (SECO). You can find additional downloadable resources on the SECO's "The Infinite Power of Texas" website.
Energy Conservation in the Home (PDF download)
Educates homeowners on how to reduce energy usage.
Using Energy Wisely (PDF download)
Outlines energy usage in the U.S. and provides tips on how to conserve energy and use energy efficiently.
Texas School Recycling Guide (GI-030)
Technical guidance manual for administrators on reducing waste and starting a school recycling program.
What Do I Do With It Now? A Quick Guide to Recycling Resources (GI-288)
A short guide to recycling information available through various recycling resources.
How's the Air Out There? (GI-269)
This one-pager describes ozone in simple terms; provides tips on avoiding unhealthy exposure to ground-level ozone; and features a color-coded index for planning outdoor activities.
The following publications are produced by the Drive Clean Across Texas campaign. You can find ordering information and additional materials on the Drive Clean Across Texas website.
Air Quality Coloring and Activity Book (PDF download)
Coloring book for students with tips to help prevent air pollution.
Drive Clean Across Texas Bookmark (PDF download)
Bookmark for students with five tips for less automobile pollution.
Atlas of Texas Surface Water (GI-316)
Book of color maps depicting the state's surface waters (divided by classified segments), including Texas lakes, bays, ponds, reservoirs, streams, rivers, estuaries, and wetlands.
Let's Tackle the Grease in This Kitchen Poster (GI-290)
Illustrates the dos and don'ts of handling grease in any kitchen and points out ways to prevent grease from blocking sewer lines, in both English and Spanish.